Published: Tue, June 05, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Clip-on cooling, was built for PUBG — ASUS ROG Phone

Clip-on cooling, was built for PUBG — ASUS ROG Phone

Gaming phones appear to be all the rage recently with the Razer Phone kicking everything off late previous year. A speacial vent at the back makes sure your processor gets enough cooling in order to keep pumping out those frames and quality graphics.

ASUS has announced its much-awaited ROG gaming smartphone. It's got a number of tricks up its sleeve that ASUS hopes will push it ahead of the competition. The company is also working with a series of partners it calls the "TUF Gaming Alliance", to make sure that their components work together seamlessly and maintain a common TUF aesthetic. With the ever-changing landscape of mobile phone technology, companies are putting more and more power into their mobile phones in order to be able to compete in the future.

Inside, we have Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snadragon 845 which is an 8-core CPU that has its clock speed boosted from its usual 2.8GHz up to 2.96GHz. That said, with games like PUBG being played on phones, it could be a matter of time before heavier specifications are required. While there's no word on storage yet, it has 8GB of RAM. Why, you ask? Well, for the ROG Phone. The display has a refresh rate of 90Hz placing it in the leagues of the Razer Phone.

But with that extra power comes an even heftier price tag. They also boast a %108.6 DCI-P3 color gamut for vivid colors. There's a dual camera module on the back - a 12 MP main camera and an 8 MP secondary camera with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. All of this is kept on by a rather generous 4,000 mAh battery, which should last you quite a bit on a single charge unless you are blasting through multiple matches of Fortnite, that is.

The H5 headset features a stainless steel design that ASUS says increases its durability while reducing the overall weight, making it comfortable to wear for extended gaming sessions. It can apparently charge up to 20W. Officially referred to as the ROG Phone, the device will take on other gaming smartphones like the Black Shark gaming phone, the Nubia Red Devil, and the Razer Phone. We're now exploring other ways to not only guarantee stability, but also more deeply integrate products in the TUF Gaming Alliance. ASUS has moved the charging chip from the phone to the power adapter to reduce the heat from charging. A small cylinder at the top features a button to switch between different lighting profiles, as well as USB passthrough to offer an additional USB Type-A port. ASUS has announced a number of peripherals and extensions that will likely utilize all of these ports. They're qualified at an even higher temperature and also face a steamy 90% humidity throughout testing. On top of that, there's also an optional, included "AeroActive Cooler" to keep things from getting too warm. Let us know in the comments!

Yu confirmed that Asus is working with developers in various countries to bring support for the ROG Phone's features. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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