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Lovers of Asus brand have been waiting for their own gaming smartphone to hit the market. And in the twinkle of an eye, the Asus ROG phone is up and running as Asus’s premium smart gemer of the year. This smartphone is well equipped in every angle. This isn’t surprising as the Taiwanese smartphone OEM has to keep up with fellow giants in the market. It joins the likes of Xiaomi Black Shark and the Razer Phone in this new sector of the market. Get to know the full features of the smartphone as we press on.

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Asus ROG Phone Key Specs and Features

  • 6-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Android 8.0 Oreo with ROG Gaming UI
  • Octa-core 2.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP + 8MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • 128GB/512GB internal storage with no support for expansion
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 4, 000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

ASUS ROG Phone

Design and Display

There’s a glass at the front and rear of this smartphone. This front and back glass offers the smartphone two things: First, protective assurance; secondly, alluring beauty. The glass is placed on an aluminium alloy that forms the frame of the smartphone. The design as you might have noticed in gaming smartphones are unconventional and the Asus ROG phone follows suite.. In the top and bottom region of its fore there are speakers for surround sound, the single front camera and some sensors take refuge. There are three USB Type-C, two at the right side and one at the bottom while the screen is between two speaker grille with another at the back on a metallic section of the rear glass.

An interesting 6-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen takes care of the display functions. In the display ranks, the 1080  x 2160 pixels and 402 ppi pixel density are well stationed for proper gaming. Nonetheless, 18:9 aspect ratio ensures that the device gives out Full View Display. The display has a refresh rate of 90Hz which is more than enough for gaming and even an HDR display support.

 Battery and Camera

With regards to battery, the smartphone isn’t far from perfection. Its non-removable 4,000mAh battery makes it stay as long as 24 hours on 3G talk time. The battery charges up to 66% in 35 minutes due to the Quick Charge 3.0 technology available on the smartphone. There are two USB Type-C ports at the side with the aforementioned charging tech while the single bottom port supports Quick Charge 2.0.

Things get a lot more interesting in the camera segment despite this not being a camera centric phone. The rear cameras with 12MP sensor alongside an 8MP depth lens to capture lovely images with the aid of impressive features like PDAF, face detection and dual tone dual-LED flash. These cameras are capable of recording quality videos with 4K resolution. In the frontal camera arena, an 8MP shooter is stationed for the photography actions.

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Hardware and Software

As impressive as things get, there’s the Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 SoC at the centre of the bulk. The chipset fires up its functions with the action of an optimized octa-core processor clocking at 2.9GHz instead of the normal 2.8GHz. In addition, the GPU on the smartphone is the Adreno 630 GPU which is ever competent and reliable.

Android Oreo OS gets into the software picture of the smartphone. It does that with exclusive backup from the Asus ROG gaming UI. Good news is, the smartphone’s OS has been tweaked for better gaming freeing up space to allow enjoy the full thrust of the CPU. As you might have expected, there is 8GB RAM and either 128GB or 5!2GB storage built-in.

Asus ROG Phone Price and Availability

The Asus ROG Phone is available only in Black. and within the range of 280,000 – 350,000 Naira in retail outlets depending on your location although an official price has not been released yet.

Asus ROG Phone Specs

Here are a few specs of the Asus ROG Phone:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (ROG Gaming UI)
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Colours:  Black
  • Dimension: 158.5 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 200g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.0-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels, (402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 8MP camera, 2160p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 720p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage:1286GB/512GB
  • Memory Card Support:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, V5.0 with A2DP, LE AptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1, 2.1.

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/WMV/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Asus ROG Phone Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 3rd, 2018
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Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel is a prolific Tech Writer, Gadget Enthusiast, and Electronic Device geek. He has written over 500 articles on NaijaTechGuide covering Mobile Phones. He has an absolute love for writing about devices ranging from Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, VR and AR Devices, Drones, Fitness Trackers to other Wearables in general.

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