Although, quite inexpensive as the Galaxy Note 9, Asus’ latest offering is arguably one of the best devices amongst the various the gaming-oriented smartphones so far launched this year. First announced a while ago, the ASUS ROG has since made it to the US, Malaysia, UK later in November, now, the device is been offered for sale in the Philippines.
Exclusive to all retail ROG concept stores in the country, the ASUS ROG phone is today immediately available for pre-order until November 8 when it is expected to start shipping.
The device coupled with a free ROG Phone Jacket, ROG Phone Case, and AeroActive Cooler accessory is priced at Php49,995 / $935(8GB + 128GB) and Php61,995/ $1,160 (8GB +512GB), while the full package with its full accessories including TwinView Station Dock, WiGig, Mobile Desktop Dock, Gamevice, Professional Dock, and ROG suitcase is priced at Php108,465/ $2000 (8GB + 128GB) and Php120,465/ $2,250 (8GB +512GB).
ASUS ROG Phone key specifications:
- 6-inch 18:9 AMOLED display @ 2160x1080px, 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut
- Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- 90Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.96GHz octa-core processor
- Adreno 630 GPU
- LPDDR4 8GB RAM
- 128GB/512GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
- 12MP Sony IMX363 1.4um, 1/2.55” w/ f/1.8 Night HDR, OIS/EIS, PDAF main
- 8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary
- 8MP f/2.0 front camera
- 4G LTE Cat. 18
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, 2×2 MIMO
- Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig wireless display support
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, and BeiDou
- Custom USB Type-C port (side) w/ HyperCharge
- USB 2.0 Type-C (bottom) w/ Fast charging
- 3.5mm audio port
- Dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier (24-bit/192KHz Hi-Res audio)
- DTS Headphone:X™ 7.1 virtual surround-sound
- Advanced vibration
- 2x AirTrigger sensors
- Fingerprint sensor
- GameCool vaper-chamber cooling system w/ detachable AeroActive Cooler
- ASUS RGB lighting support
- ASUS Aura Sync support
- 4,000mAh battery with HyperCharge technology
- 158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm
Furthermore, Xiaomi says its first 10 pre-order will get a price slash of Php90,990/ $1700 (8GB + 128GB) and Php102,990 / $1900 (8GB +512GB), while also assuring users of 1 year and 6 months warranty for the device itself and its accessories respectively.