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Computex 2018: ROG cover all the bases with new Delta gaming headset

Computex 2018: ROG cover all the bases with new Delta gaming headset

The Asus ROG Phone was announced during the company's press event at Computex 2018 in Taipei. It was principally designed around competitive mobile gamers, who were placing four fingers on the screen at any one time.

The design of the device is exceptional and it also possesses a glowing ROG logo on the back that can be customized to any color. You get a 2160×1080 6-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. At the core of this device, there's the Snapdragon 845 processor, but ROG opted to use a top-tier variant of the popular chipset which is clocked at 2.96GHz.

Asus claimed that the phone significantly outperformed the iPhone X and Samsung S9+, with an Antutu score of 304183 compared to the S9+'s 265083 and the iPhone X's 242865. For example, you can plug in a cooling fan attachment that keeps your phone cool during extended gaming sessions.

Asus says the detachable "AeroActive Cooler" forces airflow into the phone, supplying an additional cooling boost which should help sustain high frame rates during fevered battles royal.

Asus has not mentioned a price for the ROG Phone as of yet, but it will be surprisingly to see this device - especially with the added accessories - launching any cheaper than the Nintendo Switch at $299 / £279.

For photography, the phone features a dual-rear camera setup at the back which consists of 12-megapixel sensor, paired alongside an 8-megapixel sensor. Further, the handset has two USB Type-C ports, of which USB 2.0 is on the bottom and supports 20W fast charging, while USB 3.1 Gen 1 is on the side that only supports 15W fast charging. The docks also seem to be separate purchases, but at least the AeroActive Cooler going to come in the box.

There's also a 4000mAh battery that is backed by ASUS HyperCharge, something that is very cool as it saw ASUS moving the charging chip to the power adapter so that the heat generated by the charging of the ROG Phone is reduced. Pur the ROG Phone in there and it lights up with both available displays, opening up possibilities for game developers to use two screens independently. You can play games on one screen and chat on the other. Also included is a larger 6,000mAh battery for extended gameplay. The Mobile Desktop Dock allows you to connect your phone to a 4K UHD monitor, mouse, and keyboard, while also connecting it to a Gigabit LAN and 5.1 channel surround sound. Connecting to your TV is easy as well with the WiGig Dock. This adds more physical gaming controls with dual analog joysticks and a D-pad plus extra buttons.

The overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 8 GB of RAM and vapor cooling might be too much for the Android games now available on the PlayStore, but the gaming phone screams power and it should be able to easily handle even more demanding games in the future. Its local pricing for Malaysia will undoubtedly be announced then.

To begin with, the ROG Phone comes powered by the same Snapdragon 845 chipset that happens to be standard fitment on nearly all 2018 flagships so far. If you're a hardcore mobile gamer, is this the phone you've been waiting for?



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