Asus ROG Phone was first introduced during Computex 2018 and after a few days of launch, it was made available in many countries. Now, Asus has made it official in India. It will be available in Black color and can be purchased exclusively via Flipkart at ₹69,999 starting 29th November 2018. Regarding accessories, the Professional Dock is priced at ₹5,499, GameVice at ₹5,999, TwinView Dock at ₹21,999, Desktop Dock at ₹12,999 and the ROG Phone Case at ₹2,499.
Asus ROG Phone offers in India
Buyers can avail a special no-cost EMI (6, 9 and 12 months) on all credit and debit cards. Under this scheme, the ROG Phone will be available for purchase by paying an EMI starting at ₹5,833 per month for 12 months. Flipkart is also offering Complete Mobile Protection Plan worth ₹5,999 at ₹999 only. Additionally, Jio users performing recharge of ₹509 plan will get ₹5,000 Instant CashBack in the form of 20 vouchers of ₹250 each which can be redeemed upon subsequent recharge of ₹509 via MyJio App. Under this Jio offer, Customers will get the benefit of 4GB/day data along with unlimited voice for 28 days at an effective price of ₹259. Apart from these offers, buyers will also get many Asus Flagship Service Experience such as Invoice free walk-in, Free Pick and drop and Device swap at service centers.
Earlier – Global Launch (4th June 2018) – The Asus Republic of Gamers today announced its first Gaming smartphone ROG Phone at Computex 2018. This smartphone is specially designed for high-performance mobile gaming and also equipped with GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling. It is powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform clocked at 2.96GHz with gaming-optimized Adreno 630 GPU paired with massive 8GB of RAM.
The ROG has a 6-inch AMOLED display and equipped with unique side-mounted ports and enhanced ultra-responsive game controls including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback system. Apart from the powerful gaming specs, it also includes dual rear cameras with 12MP+8MP sensors and 8MP front camera with 84° wide-angle lens.
Asus ROG Phone Key Highlights
- AMOLED HDR display with an ultrafast 90Hz refresh
- ASUS Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support
- ASUS HyperCharge direct-charge technology for faster, safer and cooler charging
- Copper heat spreader and carbon cooling pads on the circuit board for maximum cooling performance
- X Mode to prevent RAM-eating and battery-sapping app activity
- Ultra-responsive sensors – Optimized as left/right triggers at the top of the display for landscape-mode gaming
- Advanced haptic actuator – Powerful force-feedback system
- illuminated rear ROG logo with lighting schemes – Static, Breathing, Strobing etc.
- Smart amplifiers – Maximizes volume and minimizes distortion
- Powerful Audio engine – Supports 24-bit/192Khz Hi-Res Audio playback
- ASUS HyperCharge – Delivers more power up to 20W, Stays cooler when it’s charging
Asus ROG Expansion Gaming Accessories
- TwinView Dock – Turns ROG Phone into a dual-screen console for better gaming and live-streaming experience. It can also be used for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication. It also packs a front-facing quad-speaker system, two extra physical trigger buttons, dual-haptic force-feedback engine, an enhanced cooling system, and a high-capacity 6000mAh extended battery pack
- The Mobile Desktop Dock – It allows you to connect ROG Phone to an external 4K UHD monitor, mouse and keyboard. ROG Phone can be used as an auxiliary display with wired gigabit LAN and drive a 5.1-channel surround-sound system via the SP/DIF output
- Gamevice controller and the WiGig Dock – It turns ROG into a portable console with a full inventory of physical gaming controls and ultra-low-latency wireless display connectivity for a seamless big-screen gaming experience. It also packs dual analog joysticks, left and right fire triggers and bumpers, a D-pad, along with A, B, X, Y, and L3, R3 buttons
The Asus ROG Phone will be available this summer with storage configurations – 128GB & 512GB and both will come with the AeroActive Cooler. All the other accessories will be sold separately, and there is also a special bundle will pack all of them into a suitcase with the high-end version of the phone. Asus has yet to announce the pricing.
Asus ROG Phone Full Specifications
- 6-inch AMOLED Display, 2160×1080 Pixels
- 90Hz Refresh Rate, HDR
- Gorilla Glass 6, 18:9 Aspect Ratio
- Fingerprint Scanner, Water-resistant
- 2.96GHz Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, Octa Core
- 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, Adreno 630 GPU
- 128GB/512GB UFS 2.1 Storage
- Android 8.1 Oreo with ROG Gaming UI
- Dual Rear Cameras, (12MP+8MP 120° Wide-angle), LED Flash
- 8MP Front Camera, f/2.0, 84° Lens
- 4,000mAh Battery, Quick Charge 4.0, PD 3.0
- 2G/3G/4G, LTE Cat.18
- Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou
- WiFi a/b/g/n/ac/ad (2.4/5GHz), 2×2 MIMO, WiGig
- Dual Type-C Ports – Custom USB Type-C 3.1, 15W / USB Type-C, 20W
- 3.5mm Headphone Jack, NFC
- Dual Front-facing Stereo Speakers with Smart Amplifier
- DTS Headphone:X 7.1, Hi-Res Audio
- Sensors – Accelerometer, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Dual Ultrasonic AirTrigger Sensors
- Dimensions – 158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm
- Weight – 200 g