Online Broadband Guide
Online Broadband Guide


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?

follow

loading...

editors' picks

June 04, 2018
Alibaba to Invest Billions for 3-Day Delivery Around the World
Cainiao has established a smart logistics network covering 224 countries and regions since the company was set up five years ago. The resolution is a very fine, high angle and vertical angle resolution that reaches 0.2° throughout the angle of view.

June 04, 2018
G7 finance ministers call U.S. out on divisive tariffs
Chrystia Freeland told CBC Radio's The House the government will support Canadian metal workers from the fallout of USA tariffs. The tariffs amount to 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. "It can be solved if people work together", Kudlow said.

June 02, 2018
Euro recovers on the back of strong eurozone inflation figures
FILE PHOTO: The German share price index, DAX board, is seen at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, March 20, 2018. Google's parent company Alphabet lost 1.5 percent to $1,068.21 and Mastercard fell 2.3 percent to $186.80.

June 01, 2018
Russia critic Browder says he's been arrested in Spain
In an image of a detention report posted by Browder himself on Twitter, police identified the reason for the detention as "fraud". He renounced his American citizenship in 1998 to avoid having to pay United States taxes, and became a British citizen.

May 30, 2018
Service member missing after flooding strikes Maryland city
Officials are saying the flooding this year is far worse than it was in 2016, which left two people dead. Now, those who are pondering the next comeback don't even want to think about how much it might cost.

May 30, 2018
Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter found dead at 38
Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter was found dead in his home in OR on Friday, the Clatsop County Sheriff's office confirms to ET. In 2010, Phil Harris, captain of the Cornelia Marie, died of a stroke while in port at St Paul Island.

May 29, 2018
Rain suspends day 2 of French Open; Nadal match in progress
Another former Paris victor , Stan Wawrinka , bowed out after a three-and-a-half hour marathon against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. He returned to training in March and fell to successive first-round defeats at Indian Wells and the Miami Open.

May 29, 2018
Hawaii street swallowed by 'lava tide' as many more homes burn
Lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano can be seen from space, according to imagery from two different space agencies. Hawaii News Now reported that the man was eventually guided safely off his property by emergency crews.

May 27, 2018
Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open
Sharapova may not have won a title, but her form in Madrid and Rome was impressive and she's back among the seeds at a major. Pliskova, the twin sister of world number six Karolina, has never won a main draw match at Roland Garros .

May 26, 2018
After Democrats' concern, Trump officials issue statement on election security
A representative of Nielsen's defended her Tuesday comments, saying the reporter's question that preceded them was misleading. And all major intelligence community leaders - including those appointed by Trump - have endorsed the finding.