Asus’ first gaming-centric smartphone — Asus ROG Phone went on sale in the United States last month after the company made the phone available for pre-order on 18th October. However, until now, only the 128GB storage model was available for purchase.
Now, the company has also started selling the 512GB internal storage model of the Asus ROG Phone in the United States, carrying a price tag of $1,099. It is now available for purchase through Amazon as well as Asus online store.
Do note that the phone available in the United States is the unlocked variant and is only compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, and their prepaid brands. So you won’t be able to use this gaming smartphone on Verizon, Sprint, or US Cellular.
Along with the ROG Phone, Asus has also launched a wide range of accessories including three docks. The ROG Mobile Desktop Dock costs $229.99, while the ROG TwinView Dock is priced at $399.99. The ROG Gamevice Controller is available for $89.99, and the ROG WiGig Dock sets you back $329.99. On the other hand, the ROG Professional Dock is priced at $119.99, and finally, the ROG Phone Case costs $59.99.
The Asus ROG Phone is designed for the purpose of high-end gaming and thus, it comes with support for dedicated accessories to enhance the gaming experience. It features a 6-inch display with support for 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and HDR content at 90Hz with 1 ms response rate.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 processor, clocked at 2.96GHz. The chipset is coupled with 8GB of RAM and the phone offers two storage options — 128GB and 512GB. It also comes with Optiflex — the company’s custom technology that speeds up the phone.
As for the photography, the device houses a 12MP Sony IMX363 f/1.7 primary sensor with a 120-degree wide-angle lens and an 8MP secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture. There’s an 8MP front-facing snapper for taking selfies and video calling.
The Asus ROG Phone has a special X Mode that can be activated by squeezing the sides of the phone. With the special X Mode, the phone stops all background tasks and directs all processing power to the game you are playing. Further, when in X Mode, the phone’s UI also changes from blue to deep red.
Running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box, the smartphone comes powered by a 4,000mAh battery with support for ASUS HyperCharge fast charging technology that can charge the device from 0 to 60 percent in just 30 minutes.