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ASUS unveils first gaming smartphone and new product lineup at Computex 2018

June 6, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware

ROG Global Marketing Director, Derek Yu, reveals the most anticipated gaming smartphone

ROG Global Marketing Director, Derek Yu, reveals the most anticipated gaming smartphone

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) hosted the For Those Who Dare press event at Computex 2018.

The event unveiled a new lineup of gaming products, including ROG Phone, the first ROG gaming smartphone and the world’s first smartphone with a 3D vapor-chamber cooling system.

ROG also announced ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, the world’s first tri-band 802.11ax router with Wi-Fi speeds of over 10,000Mbps, and introduced products in other brand-new categories, including the ROG Ryujin and ROG Ryuo CPU coolers and ROG Thor 1200W Platinum power supply.

Rounding out the press event were the announcements of the ROG Delta gaming headset and the ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero II gaming laptops.

 

ROG Phone

ROG Phone is a game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core and powered by the world’s fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 GPU, 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 AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals.

ROG Phone

ROG Phone

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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 skills on the game, giving them the edge they need for total domination. A unique range of powerful expansion accessories further enhances the ROG Phone gaming experience: the optional TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode; the Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming; and the Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock using 60GHz Wi-Fi for big-screen gaming. Other ROG Phone innovations include ASUS Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support, plus ASUS HyperCharge direct-charge technology for faster, safer and cooler battery charging.

ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II

ROG Strix SCAR II Edition is an all-new version of the successful esports gaming laptop built exclusively for FPS titles. Its all-new design includes two contrasting brushed finishes across the lid, a new keyboard layout with Kevlar-inspired markings, and a front light bar with customizable Aura Sync lighting. ROG Strix Hero II Edition is an all-new version of the successful esports gaming laptop built exclusively for MOBA titles. The all-new design includes two contrasting brushed finishes across the lid, a new keyboard layout with cyberpunk-inspired markings, and a front light bar with customizable Aura Sync lighting.

Hero II

Hero II

SCAR II

ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II feature the world’s first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, a HyperStrike Pro gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology to cool its high-performance CPU and GPU. They are also the world’s first laptop to feature multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity.

 

Edited by Daniëlle Kruger

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