Internally, the Asus ROG Phone has similar specs to other high-end smartphones.
ASUS has also used a "3D vapor-chamber cooling system" that is a large copper heat radiator with some carbon cooling pads that are attached to the circuit board.
Designed for mobile gaming, the ROG Phone features a 6-inch full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) and comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It's not the 120Hz of the Razer Phone, but you're getting an AMOLED display instead of LCD. It can also be utilized in multiple modes, including phone and tablet mode, docked mode (with screen hookups), and a dual-screen handheld mode. Other than that, it comes with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and RGB lighting on the back. In the rear, it has a Dual 12MP+8MP camera setup whereas in the front a single 8MP shooter is present. No details were given to press at ASUS HQ or the ROG Conference last night about the camera specs whatsoever. All of this is powered by a massive 4,000mAh battery which supports ASUS HyperCharge technology for faster-charging cycles. ASUS has moved the charging chip from the phone to the power adapter to reduce the heat from charging.
Asus will also be bundling a retroactive cooler in the box which will provide an additional type-C port bringing the grand total of type-C ports to three. ASUS said the reason for this is so that you can charge your device while playing without having to deal with a cord (USB/headphone) sticking out at the bottom. One is on the left side, next to a proprietary Asus accessory port, and has USB 3.1 and 15W support.
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On the whole, the ROG Phone is mighty impressive with its super specifications, quirky looks, and weird but functional accessories. Once you give it a strong squeeze, the phone's entire UI skin transforms from a cool blue to a deep and ominous red. To combat this, the ROG Phone comes with AirTriggers touch sensors on the top of the phone when holding it in landscape mode. The docks also seem to be separate purchases, but at least the AeroActive Cooler going to come in the box. There is an app for turning on/off the fan and modifying speed. We also have a gamepad, called Gamevice, that places physical buttons on each side of the screen.
That display also features a new stereo vibration that is created to give you force feedback through the screen as you game on it. Nonetheless, the battery also supports Quick Charge 3.0 and Quick Charge 4.0 as well.
Mobile Desktop Dock - this lets you use the device as a desktop PC.
Docking the ROG Phone to a computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse would be flawless for games like the mobile versions of PUBG and Fortnite. In terms of benchmark performance, ASUS claims that it could score more than 300,000 points on AnTutu, beating the BlackShark and Razer Phone by a significant margin. ASUS couldn't confirm availability, and global pricing wasn't available at the time of writing either. Asus hasn't mentioned the Android version running on this device, but we expect it to run Android 8.1 Oreo.