. 6 June 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming Hardware

  ROG's Global Marketing Director, Derek Yu, Unveils the Most-Expected Gaming Smartphone

ROG's Global Marketing Director, Derek Yu, Unveils the Most-Expected Gaming Smartphone

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

The event unveiled a new line 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 the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, the world's first tri-band 802.11ax router with wireless speeds in excess of 10,000 Mbps, and launched products in other brand-new categories, including the ROG Ryujin and ROG Ryuo CPU coolers and ROG Thor 1200W Platinum power supply.

The press event was rounded off by the announcements of the ROG Delta Gaming Headset and the ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strx Hero II gaming laptops.

ROG Phone

The ROG Phone is a breakthrough 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. With ROG pure DNA at its core and powered by the fastest 8.96GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 845 Mobile platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm® Adreno ™ 630 GPU, ROG Phone breaks every rule where rivals are scared have kicked. The unique GameCool Vapor-Chamber cooling system – with detachable AeroActive Cooler for extra cooling – provides blur-free, high frame rates in the heat of the battle, while its uncompromising AMOLED display combines a stunning 90Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time with beautiful HDR visuals.

  ROG Phone

ROG Phone

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The ultra-comfortable design of the ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports and the enhanced thanks to extremely responsive game control – including Two programmable ultrasound AirTriggers and advanced Force Feedback feel – allowing players to focus all their abilities on the game and give them the edge they need for total dominance. A unique range of powerful expansion accessories further extends the ROG Phone gaming experience: the optional TwinView Dock for handheld mode with two screens; the Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style games; and the GameVice controller with WiGig Dock, which uses 60GHz Wi-Fi for large screen games. Other ROG Phone innovations include ASUS Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support and ASUS HyperCharge Direct Charging technology for faster, safer and cooler battery charging

ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II

ROG Strix SCAR II Edition is a completely new version of the successful eSport gaming laptop developed exclusively for FPS titles. The all-new design includes two contrasting, brushed surfaces on 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 a completely new version of the successful eSports gaming laptop developed exclusively for MOBA titles. The all-new design includes two contrasting brushed surfaces above 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-Lazel display with an ultra-fast response time of 3 Gray-to-Gray (GTG) ms, a HyperStrike Pro gaming keyboard for improved control, and HyperCool Pro technology for cooling its high performance CPU and GPU. They are also the world's first notebook to offer multi-antenna Wi-Fi for improved connectivity.

Edited by Daniëlle Kruger

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