Asus has today launched its first gaming smartphone — Asus ROG Phone — the in the Indian market. The phone was first announced in June earlier this year.
In India, the Asus ROG Phone is priced at Rs. 69,999, which roughly converts to $1,002 and will be available for purchase exclusively through Flipkart. ASUS is also offering a bunch of offerings, including Mobile Desktop Dock, Twin-View Dock, Game Vice Controller, and a modular case.
The Professional Dock, Desktop Dock, and TwinView Dock for priced at Rs 5,499, Rs 12,999, and Rs 21,999, respectively while the GameVice joystick costs Rs 5,999 and the ROG Phone case is priced at Rs 2,499.
The Asus ROG Phone is designed for the purpose of high-end gaming and features a 6-inch display with support for 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and HDR content at 90Hz with 1ms response rate for blur-free visuals, and 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.
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. However, only the 128GB storage model is launched in India. 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.
The AeroActive cooler provides an instant extra cooling boost to ensure maximum sustained performance while gaming. ASUS claims the four-speed fan system can cool the surface temperature by up to 4.7-degree celsius. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C Port.
Other features on the phone include rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, IPX4 splash resistance, Face recognition, triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology, and ZeniMoji Live Emojis. 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.