After a long wait, Asus Malaysia has finally brought in the phone that we all have been waiting for. The gaming phone that made its debut at Computex 2018. Meet the Asus ROG Phone, a smartphone so powerful that it has too many capabilities under the hood – now in Malaysia.
The 6” inch display on the ROG Phone gives a 90Hz Refresh rate with 1ms Ultrafast pixel response time. What gets me even more excited is the fact that – it supports 108.6% of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut. This is achieved thanks to the AMOLED HDR display on the phone. You’ll find programmable AirTriggers on the top of the display which makes it easier to control a game.
The Asus ROG Phone is all about performance. Under the hood, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with a clock speed of 2.96GHz. As for the GPU, it comes with Adreno 630. These CPU and GPU is coupled with 6/8GB RAM and a storage configuration of 128GB or 512GB depending on what you like. In terms of connectivity, this thing is no joke either – as it comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and the support for 802.11ad WiFi which give speeds up to 4.6Gbps.
One other thing Asus is emphasizing on the ROG Phone are the thermals. The phone has a powerful AeroActive Cooler which claims to give an extra boost when the performance mode is enabled. Just like their ROG laptops, the ROG Phone has a 4 speed fan system to keep things cool. Inside, you’ll find a huge copper heat spreader, a carbon cooling pad and a 3D vapor-chamber. There’s even an accessory for the cooling system.
As for the ports, the ASUS ROG Phone has a Type-C USB connector and a 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom. It also has a customized 48-pin customized connector with USB 3.0 USB Type-c – Special Speced Port. This allows easier landscape mode gameplay, direct charging, HDMI output, gigabit LAN and headphones.
With a phone this powerful, it’s only nice to see good speakers. That said, the phone has a dual immersive stereo sound speaker – front facing of course, has the support for 24-bit Hi-Res Audio, DTS 7.1 Surround Sound. If you are someone who loves wireless headphones, it supports Qualcomm aptX HD. Finally the battery. The phone has a 4000 mAh battery that can charge from 0 to 60% in half an hour, thanks to the support for Quick Charge 4.0. Oh yes, it has Aura RGB too. J
On the back, the phone has a 12MP Sony IMX363 Sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 followed by a wide angle secondary sensor. It even has 4-axis image stabilization. On the front, it has a 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0.
Pricing and Availability
The Asus ROG Phone comes in two different variants – a 6GB RAM | 128GB and a 8GB RAM | 512GB that will be priced at a whopping RM 3499 and RM 3999 respectively. With that said, you can get your hands on one from the nearest ASUS Official Authorized dealers or head over to their LazMall to get one for yourself. 🙂