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
|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
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
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