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ASUS ROG Gaming Phone Unleashed With 90Hz Display, 512GB Storage, Ultrasonic Triggers

05 June, 2018, 00:05 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Asus Launches ROG Phone - Company's First Ever Gaming Smartphone

Asus' beefy new phone is not the only smartphone that's advertised as gaming-friendly - Razer Phone and Moto Z2 Play come to mind as well - but it Asus has definitely taken the concept further than anyone else. The TUF Gaming H5 headset sports a 50mm Essence driver that features an airtight chamber offering improved sound quality.

To expand its gaming possibilities, ASUS has also introduced an optional TwinView Dock which turns the phone into a dual-screen console.

There is a lot of great things packed into the phone and its various accessories, but at the end of the day, it is doubtful anyone will ever really care about the ROG, partly because of game support and more obviously, cost.


A new gaming headset has also been launched in the TUF Gaming lineup for 2018. There is also a sheet of smoked tempered glass that give you a transparent view of the components fitted inside the cabinet. Once you're inside, ample routing options and a generous 30-mm gap behind the motherboard tray make it easy to thread cables cleanly. It comes with three, 140-millimeter PWM fans, but has room for six more fans (three on the top and three at the front). The phone's got a copper heat spreader and carbon cooling pads inside, and it all boils down (sorry) to 50% faster sustained clock speeds than a "standard" smartphone CPU, according to the company. Following that, the Xiaomi-backed Black Shark made an appearance. The TUF Gaming GT501 is a new chassis built from steel with limited plastic pieces dotted around the case. But Asus has gone further adding ultrasound triggered "AirTriggers" that respond to force-feedback to provide programmable shoulder buttons on the side of the phone. Its micro fan reduces its temperatures by about 20 degrees Celsius. Products are already selling or in the works from a who's-who of industry heavyweights that includes Antec, Apacer, Ballistix, Cooler Master, Corsair, Deepcool, Enermax, G.Skill, GeIL, In Win, Scythe, Silver Stone, Team Group, and XPG.

The accessory support is quite extensive. The device also has configurable accent lighting that matches the rest of your TUF rig.

The notable feature with the TUF K5 keyboard is the spill-proof design, which will protect the keyboard from "accidental spills if you get bumped inadvertently at a crowded LAN party or celebrate a hard-fought victory a little too emphatically". The key caps have three layers of paint to help them survive your hurried presses. Under each cap, Mech-Brane switches use a specially tuned membrane to mimic the feel of a mechanical design. The back of the phone is covered in insane lines and accents, including a ROG logo dressed up in RGB lighting which users have full control over in the software. Like the mouse, the keyboard can also save macros to its onboard memory. What's interesting to note is that ASUS is using their own proprietary charging method, dubbed "ASUS HyperCharge".

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