ASUS is planning to announce an ROG gaming smartphone this June at the Computex 2018, according to reports.
ASUS ROG Gaming Phone
According to one report, ASUS has plans of releasing an ROG gaming smartphone at the Computex 2018 in Taiwan this June. The plan makes a lot of sense, as ROG is one of the more popular gaming laptop and peripheral brands.
Late last year, Razer released a gaming phone, followed by Xiaomi-sponsored Black Shark a few months back. Both are powered by Qualcomm 800-series SoCs and feature large displays. The devices saw some success, which may have been the reason why ASUS is pushing for one.
- Razer Phone available in the Philippines through local online markets
- Black Shark available for pre-order at Widget City
- Xiaomi’s Black Shark is now official
There were no information about what kind of specification the ROG phone will have, but it could come with one of this year’s most powerful SoCs. So internals featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 6GB/8GB RAM is not out of the question. We could also see a large full HD or quad HD display withe adjustable frame rates of up to 120Hz.
And like most phones nowadays, its price will play a large role in its success. The Razer phone debuted with a price of USD 699, while the Black Shark started at USD 480. ASUS should be able to comfortably price their device close to its competitors.
All of this are just speculations though. Nothing is confirmed until the device is actually announced at the Computex 2018. The ASUS ZenFone 5 looks great, so it stands to reason that the ROG phone should be too.
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