Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus has today launched its ROG Phone in India. Asus ROG Phone is the only gaming centric smartphone by the consumer electronics manufacturer. Asus‘ gaming brand Republic of Gamers was initially unveiled at Computex that was held in Taiwan in June this year. Asus ROG Phone is the world’s first smartphone to come with a 3D vapour-chamber cooling system. The key highlights of the gaming smartphone by Asus include a gamer-centric design with side-mounted ports optimized for landscape-mode, ultrasonic AirTrigger touch sensors, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU and an AMOLED display that has support for HDR. Here are the pricing details and specifications of the new gaming smartphone by Asus:
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Asus ROG Phone price in India
Asus ROG Phone comes with 8GB of RAM that is clubbed with 128GB of internal storage. Asus’ new offering is priced at Rs 69,999 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart. The company is offering a no-cost EMI for six, nine or twelve months and buyers can also get Flipkart’s Complete Mobile Protection plan at Rs 999. Asus has partnered with Reliance Jio to offer a cashback of Rs 5,000 and on getting Jio’s Rs 509 plan, buyers will get 4GB data per day.
The Professional Dock with the ROG Phone will be available at Rs 5,499, the GameVice costs Rs 5,999, the TwinView Dock can be picked up at Rs 21,999 and the Desktop Dock at Rs 12,999. The ROG Phone Case bears a price tag of Rs 2,499.
Asus ROG Phone specifications
Coming to the specifications of the mobile phone, Asus ROG Phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with the company’s ROG Gaming UI. The smartphone sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) AMOLED display that has been touted to come with a refresh rate of 90Hz, a response time of 1ms, 108.6% DCI-P3 colour gamut, and a contrast ratio of 10000:1. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, Asus ROG Phone is backed by Adreno 630 GPU that has been optimized for gaming and comes with 8GB of RAM.
For imaging duties, Asus ROG Phone features a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP sensor and an 8MP sensor. The smartphone has an 8MP front facing snapper that can be used for selfies and video calls.
Asus ROG Phone houses 128GB of internal storage, but users cannot install a microSD card in the device. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery that, according to the company, can provide 7 hours of Wi-Fi gameplay. The company has also claimed that the battery of the smartphone can charge from 0 to 60% in 33 minutes.
A key feature of the smartphone is the GameCool vapour-chamber cooling system that comes with detachable AeroActive Cooler for extra cooling. Besides this, the smartphone comes with side-mounted ports and has two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics. The smartphone is also touted to come with an optional TwinView Dock that can be used in dual-screen handheld mode.
It also has a Mobile Desktop Dock for users who like desktop-style gaming and a Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock that uses 60GHz Wi-Fi for gaming on big screens. The newly launched smartphone comes with Asus Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support and ASUS HyperCharge direct-charge technology.
On the connectivity front, Asus ROG Phone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port, NFC, and 3.5mm jack. The sensors of the smartphone include an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a compass, a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors.