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
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Display||6.0-inch 18:9 AMOLED panel
FHD+ (2160x1080), HDR
90Hz refresh rate
|Chipset||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Four Kryo 385 cores up to 2.96GHz
Four Kryo 385 cores at 1.70GHz
|Rear Camera||12MP (f/1.8, 1.4um) + 8MP (f/2.0, 1.12um)
PDAF, gyro EIS
|Front Camera||8MP (f/2.0, 1.12um)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac 2x2 MIMO
NFC, LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0
Quick Charge 4.0, Hypercharge
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor (back)|
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
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