ASUS Republic of Gamers launch ROG Phone at ESGS 2018
October 30, 2018
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG)finally debuted the much-awaited and critically-acclaimed gaming smartphone, the ASUS ROG Phone, taking the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) main stage by storm with much fanfare from hardcore fans. Following its long-awaited Philippine launch, the hardcore gamers’ status symbol will be available for pre-orderfrom October 28 – November 8, 2018 – with the choice to include the full array of its gameplay-enhancing accessories.
“The mobile gaming landscape in the country continues to expand aggressively, giving birth to numerous professional eSports teams dedicated solely to mobile gaming. We’ve supported this growth with ASUS’ mobile products that cater to mobile gamers, starting with the ZenFone Max Pro M1,” shared ASUS Philippines Country Manager George Su. “We take this support one step further with the ultimate gaming smartphone for hardcore mobile gamers, the ROG Phone; a testament to our tireless commitment to empower the local mobile eSports scene.”
ROG PHONE: THE TRUE GAME CHANGER
Since its grand unveiling during Computex 2018 in Taiwan, the ROG Phone gained notoriety among media, fans, and supporters worldwide, ultimately becoming one of the most sought after smartphones of the year, with crowds from around the globe clamoring for more information on the device, as well as incessantly demanding for its official arrival in their local scene.
The ROG Phone is a game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core, the ROG Phone is the first and currently the only smartphone to be powered by the world’s fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm™ Adreno™ 630 GPU.
WHERE RIVALS FEAR TO TREAD
The ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread–its unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle, while its no-compromise Full HD+ AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals.
The ultra-comfortable design of ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics — let gamers focus all their game, giving them the edge they need to win.
GEARED FOR ALL KINDS OF BATTLE
On its own, the ROG Phone alone is already an amazing smartphone for mobile gamers. It also goes above and beyond, with a wide array of accessories that make it an even more complete gaming platform.
Whether you fancy a dual-display mobile gaming rig, streaming your mobile games wirelessly to a 4K display, or a full desktop experience on your smartphone, ROG Phone has got you covered.
Extra cooling boost, keeping both the phone and your hands cool during those marathon sessions.
Four-speed fan system
Up to 4.7C lower surface temperature
ASUS AURA RGB Lighting
Expand the way you play games
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 Type-A
USB 3.1 Type-C (DC & digital)
HDMI, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
USB Type-A & Type-C up to 5Gbps
Support PD 3.0, QC3.0
Mobile Desktop Dock
Expand to the max for desktop-style gaming
HDMI 2.0, Gigabit LAN RJ45
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A)
SD slot (normal size)
3.5mm combo (headphone and S/PDIF out)
Type-C power (for charging)
USB Micro B 3.0 (PC input)
2x Display port 1.2
ASUS AURA RGB Lighting
GAMEVICE Controller &
ASUS WiGig® Display Dock
Game on the go using the Gamevice, or connect via the ASUS WiGig® Display Dock for immersive big-screen gaming.
Dual Analog Joysticks
A, B, X, Y Buttons; D-Pad
R1, L1 Bumpers, R2, L2 Triggers
R3, L3 Depressable Joysticks
Pause Button, Back Button
USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
ASUS WiGig® Display Dock
802.11ad with PHY rates up to 4.6Gbps
1 x USB 3.0; 1 x HDMI
DC 12V/2.0A output
ROG Phone into a powerful dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience.
6-inch (2160 by 1080) AMOLED display
With ASUS Tru2Life Technology
10 points multitouch capacitive panel
Trigger button (L & R)
Dual speaker with Qualcomm smart amp
2 x Haptic vibrator
SD card slot (support SDXC UHS-I)
6000mAh (typical) station dock battery
USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
ASUS AURA RGB Lighting
“We at ASUS ROG are proud of our gaming heritage as the No. 1 Gaming Brand worldwide and in the Philippines. Our expertise and innovations in gaming devices for the past 12 years have given us the advantage of knowing what our gamers need, where they need it. With the ROG Phone, we take our support for our gamer fans to the next level as we culminate our gaming leadership into a handheld device that embodies the lifestyle of the uncompromising on-the-go gamer,” added Su.
For further details, refer to the complete spec list below:
Sony flagship IMX363 12MP dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ large sensor size, 1.4µm large pixel size
F1.7 aperture, 6.25x light sensitivity in low light photos
26.6mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
6p lens, 78.2° field of view
Instant cameras switching
0.03 seconds phase-detection autofocus
4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization
Second Rear Camera
120° wide-angle camera
200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
12mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
84° field of view
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main rear camera
3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras
Take still photo while recording video
Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 fps)
Dual front-facing speakers
5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality
DTS:X Ultra 1.0 featuring immersive 3D audio and 7.1-channel surround-sound with enhanced bass response for games or virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR)
AudioWizard with listening profile
Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz, WiFi-direct
WLAN 802.11ad 60GHz (32 Antennas)
Dual SIM dual standby
Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
LTE Cat13 UL up to 150Mbps / Cat18 DL up to 1.2Gbps
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42Mbps
DL 5CA and UL 2CA supported
4×4 MIMO and CA w/4×4 MIMO supported
5CA 4×4 MIMO up to 1.2Gbps supported
Side: 48 pin Customized connector
USB3.1 gen1/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge
Bottom: Type C connector
USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge
3.5mm Audio jack
Android™ Oreo 8.1
Output: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0/PD3.0/Direct Charge adapter
158.83x 76.16x 8.3mm
The ASUS ROG Phone will be available for pre-orders starting October 28 until November 8, 2018 only. Citizens of the Republic can place their pre-orders at all ASUS, ROG, and ZenFone Concept Stores and Kiosks nationwide.
The ROG Phone Accessories will only be available at ROG Concept Stores: Capitol of the Republic (ROG SM Megamall), North District of the Republic (ROG SM North EDSA), South District of the Republic (ROG SM Mall of Asia), and Visayas District of the Republic (ROG SM City Cebu).
Each order of the ROG Phone comes with an ROG Phone Jacket, an ROG Phone hardcase, and the ROG Phone AeroActive Cooler as hard-bundles.
As a special pre-order bonus, the buyers who secure the first 10 pre-order slots for the ROG Phone with its complete accessories will also enjoy a special bundle price of up to 30% off; the bundle will include the TwinView Dock Station (PHP 16,995), WiGig® Dock (PHP 13,995), Mobile Desktop Dock (PHP 9,995), ROG Suitcase (PHP 7,995), ROG Phone GAMEVICE Controller (PHP 4,995), and the ASUS Professional Dock (PHP 4,495).
The complete accessory bundle valued at PHP 58,470 will be available as a PHP 40,995 add-on to the base package of the ROG Phone.
The much-awaited and critically-acclaimed gaming smartphone, the ASUS ROG Phone, will officially hit the shelves on November 2018.
Official price list is found at the table below:
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM
TwinView Dock Station
ASUS WiGig® Dock
Mobile Desktop Dock
Complete accessory package add-on*
PHP 58,470PHP 40,995 (30% discount)*
*only the first 10 pre-orders are eligible for complete bundle discount
Pre-order buyers will also be required to pay a reservation fee per unit, which will vary depending on which model of the ROG Phone they will avail. The reservation fee will be deducted from the SRP of the ROG Phone during claiming. The pre-order reservation fees are found in the table below:
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