ASUS ROG PHONE 1 (2018)
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A new era of mobile gaming has dawned. An era where you take full control, where every sense is heightened, where every sinew is ready for the fray. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core, ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread. This is a phone built to win: its world-beating, speed-binned 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform and Adreno 630 GPU deliver epic performance, its unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains high frame rates in the heat of battle, and its no-compromise AMOLED display blends blazing speed with gorgeous visuals. The ultra-comfortable design features unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced haptics — let you focus all your skills on the game, giving you the edge you need for total domination. ROG Phone will change your game — forever.
ENGINEERED FOR BATTLE
Using a combination of tough, precision-crafted 2.5D- and 3D-curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass with diamond-cut highlights and copper detailing, the metal-framed, water-resistant ROG Phone combines battle-hardened construction with a supremely comfortable gaming grip for an unrivaled gaming experience. ROG Phone feel instantly good in your hand, ready and waiting for the call of duty.
ROG never compromises, especially when it comes to performance. ROG Phone takes mobile gaming performance to the next level, with each and every component optimized for a lag-free, responsive experience. Each octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform CPU is speed-binned and specially selected for maximum performance — including sustained clock speeds of up to an incredible 2.96GHz — and the Adreno™ 630 GPU is a gaming powerhouse, with graphics performance outstripping the previous generation by up to 30%. ROG Phone delivers consistent, smooth and stable frame rates with no lag, even during the toughest marathons. And since performance means nothing if your internet connection is slow, ROG Phone also packs ultrafast wireless connectivity in its inventory, including Cat 18 LTE and the latest 802.11ad gigabit-class Wi-Fi.
ROG GAMECOOL SYSTEM
A high-end phone running graphics-intense, fast-paced AAA action games can generate a killer amount of heat. As well as being uncomfortable to hold, a hot phone is a slow phone: thermal throttling can bring even the fastest CPU to its knees and turn your battle royale into a freeze-frame wipeout. ROG Phone is built from the ground up to run smoothly even when the action gets frenetic: its exclusive GameCool system features highly efficient 3D vapor-chamber cooling inside, enhanced with a copper heat spreader and carbon cooling pads on the circuit board for maximum cooling performance.
The powerful AeroActive Cooler gives you an instant extra cooling boost whenever you need maximum sustained performance from ROG Phone. Its four-speed fan system can cool the surface of the phone by up to 4.7°C, keeping both the phone and your hands cool during those marathon sessions.
NO-COMPROMISES: BLAZING SPEED AND GORGEOUS VISUALS
The ultimate gaming phone deserves the ultimate display — something that the ROG gaming heritage makes us uniquely qualified to deliver. ROG Phone uses an ultrafast AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a jaw-dropping 1ms pixel response time for blur-free visuals that are as smooth as silk. With a wide 108.6% DCI-P3 (sRGB 145%) color gamut, colors are incredibly vivid too, so game worlds look as glorious as they were intended, and HDR visuals with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio help reveal every hidden detail in the shadows.
GAMING COMFORT, BY DESIGN
Charging a phone while you’re playing is almost guaranteed to hurt your game: standard phone layout makes it impossibly awkward. With ROG Phone, we threw the design book away and started from scratch, optimizing the layout for landscape-mode gaming. The result is a revelation, with an additional side-mounted custom USB-C™ connector that supports direct charging, HDMI output, gigabit LAN and headphones. And when the AeroActive Cooler is deployed, you get a side-mounted USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack for unhindered gameplay. The side connector’s also used for exclusive expansion modules, including the Mobile Desktop Dock and TwinView Dock. With ROG Phone, you can game in total comfort!
ULTRASONIC AIRTRIGGERS & ADVANCED HAPTICS
In any game, precise control is the key to victory, but the lack of physical buttons on phones means your thumbs have to work overtime. Unless you have a ROG Phone, that is! ROG Phone is designed to give you a more console-like gaming experience, with three unique ultrasonic AirTrigger touch sensors. Two of these ultra-responsive sensors are optimized as left/right triggers at the top of the display for landscape-mode gaming (the third is designed for use in portrait mode), and they’re fully programmable to activate any available on-screen action: aiming, firing, inventory selection, steering, navigating — in fact, anything that normally requires a screen tap. With ROG Phone, you gain two extra fingers to control gameplay, giving you the edge over your poor thumb-bound rivals! As AirTriggers use ultrasonic technology, they only need a feather-light touch, too — just 20g compared to rival touch-sensitive controls that need up to 4x the force.
ULTRASONIC SENSORS FOR ULTRA-PRECISE CONTROL
AirTriggers are designed for winning, with responsive, ultra-precise control. Using ultrasonic sensors, they have an activation force of less than 20g and a 10ms touch response time — massively outperforming the 80g force and 30-50ms latency associated with similar touch sensors on other phones.
TRULY IMMERSIVE STEREO SOUND
Intense gaming action demands superbly detailed and immersive sound if you’re going stay one step ahead of your adversaries. ROG Phone delivers truly incredible and immersive audio, with ultra-powerful front-facing stereo speakers driven by smart amplifiers that maximize volume and minimize distortion. The 24-bit/192KHz audio engine supports Hi-Res Audio files. Whether you’re using speakers or headphones, the brand-new DTS:X Ultra 1.0 delivers incredibly realistic 3D audio rendering for any kind of games or virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), featuring immersive 7.1-channel surround-sound with enhanced bass response. You can also enjoy crystal-clear high-definition audio over Bluetooth®. Games have never sounded this good.
It’s easy to get optimum gaming performance on ROG Phone, with the special X Mode. With just a single tap, you can free up all background RAM and dedicate it to games, optimize game-data processing performance, and maximize the efficiency of the AeroActive Cooler. X Mode also prevents RAM-eating and battery-sapping app activity, based on a customizable list of apps. ROG Phone is ready for action!
BATTERY AND CHARGING
ASUS HYPERCHARGE: FAST, SAFE AND COOL
ROG Phone is built to cope with the power-intensive demands of gaming, with a high-capacity battery that gives you more freedom to play. Charging time can be critical when you’re on a long mission, so ROG Phone not only supports Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging, but when you use the bundled ROG Phone power adapter you also get the benefit of ASUS HyperCharge, a direct-charge technology that puts the charging circuitry inside the power adapter rather than the phone. This delivers more power (up to 20W) for shorter, safer charge times, and also means ROG Phone stays cooler when it’s charging. For maximum flexibility, you can also charge ROG Phone with any standard USB-C charger.
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
ROG Phone is the world’s first phone with ASUS Aura RGB lighting, featuring an illuminated rear ROG logo that can display a whole rainbow of lighting schemes: static, breathing, strobing or color cycling. You can trigger lighting effects with phone events such as incoming calls, notifications and more, to give your ROG Phone a unique personality.
BUILT TO CAPTURE YOUR WHOLE WIDE WORLD
The dual-camera system in ROG Phone uses cutting-edge hardware to take your photography to new heights, so you’ll always get the clearest and brightest shots every time, in any conditions. With its highly light-sensitive flagship Sony® IMX363 main camera, 120° wide-angle second rear camera, and a capable front-facing camera, whatever the subject — expansive landscapes, sunny beaches, atmospheric night shots, squad wefies or winning selfies — ROG Phone takes it all in its stride, capturing more of your world. ROG Phone removes the limits on your creativity, so you can concentrate on the subject, not the camera.
EXPAND YOUR MOBILE GAMING POSSIBILITIES
TWO SCREENS, ONE AWESOME GAMING CENTER
With the amazing TwinView Dock, you can turn your ROG Phone into a powerful dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience. As well as its 6-inch AMOLED (2160 x 1080) auxiliary screen, it packs a front-facing quad-speaker system, two extra physical trigger buttons, dual haptic- feedback engine, an enhanced cooling system and a high-capacity 6000mAh extended battery pack. You can extend your game onto the second screen — great for maps or inventory — or use it for text and video chat. It’s also an awesome platform for live-streaming creators or team play: interact with your audience or team on one screen while playing on the other - the possibilities are endless!
MOBILE DESKTOP DOCK
EXPAND TO THE MAX FOR DESKTOP-STYLE GAMING
The Mobile Desktop Dock gives ROG Phone unprecedented expansion capabilities. Connect to an external 4K UHD 60Hz monitor, mouse and keyboard while using ROG Phone as an auxiliary display, hook up to a wired gigabit LAN and use the S/PDIF output to drive your dual-channel10 stereo-sound system. Who says you need a desktop PC for incredible gaming?
GAMEVICE CONTROLLER & ASUS WiGig® DISPLAY DOCK
CONSOLE CONTROLS. WIRELESS DISPLAY. BRING IT ON!
With Gamevice and the ASUS WiGig® Dsiplay Dock, ROG Phone morphs into a portable console with a full inventory of physical gaming controls and ultra-low-latency wireless display connectivity featuring Qualcomm® 11ad technology for 60GHz Wi-Fi. It packs dual analog joysticks, left and right fire triggers and bumpers, a D-pad, along with A, B, X, Y and L3, R3 buttons. You can game on the go using just the Gamevice, or connect via the ASUS WiGig® Display Dock for immersive big-screen gaming.
- Based on manufacturer’s drop test results from 1m.
- World’s fastest refers to a comparison within the Snapdragon portfolio of chipsets only.
- Compared to Snapdragon 835.
- 6240mm2 compared to 400mm2 in standard cooling system for a 1.2GHz CPU.
- Sustained 1.9GHz clock speed, 60% faster than standard 1.2GHz CPU.
- Arena of Valor; 200nits with headphone plugged in.
- YouTube 720p; 200nits with headphone plugged in.
- Display off with headphone plugged in.
- Only applies to the bundled ROG Phone power adaptor.
- When the Mobile Desktop Dock is connected to a PC, the S/PDIF output will support 5.1-channel surround-sound.
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