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ASUS ROG Phone specs: 90Hz AMOLED display, 512GB storage, Snapdragon 845, and RGB lighting!

ASUS is making its entry into the mobile gaming segment with the ROG Phone. Aimed at enthusiast gamers, the phone combines a very aggressive design with top-notch specs and a new cooling system to manage thermals.

Like most high-end phones this year, the ROG Phone is powered by the Snapdragon 845, but the clocks on the four performance cores have been bumped up to 2.96GHz, making it a powerhouse. To effectively dissipate heat, ASUS is introducing a 3D vapor-chamber cooling system. Here's a quick look at what's powering the ROG Phone.

ASUS ROG Phone specs

CategoryFeatures
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Display6.0-inch 18:9 AMOLED panel
FHD+ (2160x1080), HDR
90Hz refresh rate
ChipsetOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Four Kryo 385 cores up to 2.96GHz
Four Kryo 385 cores at 1.70GHz
10nm
GPUAdreno 630
RAM8GB
Storage512GB
ExpandableNo
Battery4000mAh
Rear Camera12MP (f/1.8, 1.4um) + 8MP (f/2.0, 1.12um)
PDAF, gyro EIS
Front Camera8MP (f/2.0, 1.12um)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac 2x2 MIMO
NFC, LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0
GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou
ChargingUSB-C
Quick Charge 4.0, Hypercharge
SecurityOne-touch fingerprint sensor (back)
Water resistanceNo

The ROG Phone has plenty of grunt when it comes to the hardware side of things, and it is running Android 8.1 Oreo on a custom version of ZenUI. The

For more on the ROG Phone, take a look at our detailed hands-on:

ASUS ROG Phone hands-on: A fantastic option for a particular kind of gamer

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor covering Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone manufacturers, and writes about the semiconductor industry, storage servers, and audio products. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

15 Comments
  • No wireless charging?
  • Why would it have? It's being marketed as a gaming phone, which means it will discharge quickly and needs to recharge quickly too, and that ain't wireless. I mean, it's even got a second USB-C port on the side so you can play games while plugged in.
  • Exactly and USB-C allows you to either charge the device quickly or charge and use the device at the same time.
  • Some 'competition" for the razer phone... Although I'm not convinced this is a market that actually exists. There just isn't the mobile hardware to support "gaming' phones.
  • The only thing really holding back mobile gaming is battery capacity and heat-induced throttling. This offering seems to find a way to address both so it'll be interesting to see how they plan on marketing this.
  • To be fair, unlike Razer Phone, this one is an actual gaming phone. With Razer, the only gaming part is basically marketing-based. This one has hardware advantages - they even thought of vents, which is incredible (but would definitely worry me in terms of them clogging at some point).
    But yes, I don't think that market exists either. I can't imagine people wanting to plug a phone to the big screen to play games on it - we have PC and consoles for that. And it just can't compete with those in terms of games. And good luck to ASUS with asking devs to implement a phone-specific content to their games (two screen thingy).
  • Speaking about the dual screen topic, I believe it was during CES2018 when Razer was showing off their concept device Project Linda. They showed where it might be possible to have the game (you'd be playing) on the lapdocks' screen while having the phones' screen as a secondary with settings/additional information/etc while its docked into the lapdock. That was in January. I'm curious to see if they've made any progress since then and if Project Linda will actually become a thing if/when the Razer Phone 2 comes out.
  • Looks dope af
  • +1
  • Took them long enough to bring this design language to smartphone. Looks like a total beast.
  • This Asus ROG phone is a beast and it's definitely superior to the Razer Phone.
  • Excuse me for my ignorance, but can this phone or the Razer phone play PC games like Left 4 Dead 2 or Counter-Strike Global Offensive?
  • Nope
  • Then I don't see what's the point of it. It's a gaming phone for phone games? *Yawn*
  • The one area where the Razer Phone has the edge over the Asus ROG phone is the better screen refresh rate other than that, the Asus offering is slightly better due to the extra bells and whistles and the newer Snapdragon 845.