Asus Rog first look: India’s first gaming smartphone

Asus ROG Smartphone (ZS602KL) is an Android gaming phone offering under the “Republic of Gamers” banner and was launched in June 2018 at Computex Computer Expo. The phone is powered by a 2.96 GHz octa-core processor with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of fixed Internal storage. It has a 6-inch touchscreen display with 1080 by 2160 pixels resolution.

Asus has launched some custom accessories for ROG Phone.

  • The ‘TwinView Dock is a handheld dock to add a secondary screen to the phone.
  • The ‘AeroActive Cooler’ is an external cooling fan that attaches to the back of the phone and helps to keep the phone cool.
  • The ‘Gamevice’ controller modules gives physical controls.
  • The ‘WiGig dock’ for wireless screen casting. The mobile desktop dock for desktop style gaming.

Benchmarking

Display Average

Processor Very Good

RAM Good

Camera Average

Battery Good

Puddl Rating 8.6

Asus ROG Phone Specifications

General
Release October 2018
Dimensions
158.8 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm
Weight
200 g
Build
Aluminum frame with front / back glass (Gorilla Glass)
Battery
Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh, Quick Charge 4+
Colour Black
Display
Screen Size (inches) 6.0 inches, (~76.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Type Capacitive touchscreen with 10 points multi-touch (supports glove touch)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio. Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR support
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Platform
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ROG UI
Processor 64-bit Octa-core (4 x 2.96 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630
Chipset Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with 10nm
Internal Memory Internal storage – 128GB Google Drive – 100GB free space (1 year)
Memory Card Not Available
Camera
Rear 12MP (f/1.8, 1.4 µm, 4 axis OIS), 8MP Secondary Rear Camera, LED flash, 16 AI Scene Detection types, Face detection, Panorama, Geo-tagging
Front 8MP (F2.0 aperture) with PixelMaster camera modes
Video 4K UHD (3840×2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main rear camera, 1080p FHD / 720p HD video recording, 3-axis EIS
Connectivity
Network GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, CDMA BCO, FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE, VoLTE
Wireless WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi direct, NFC
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS
Radio FM Radio
I/O ports USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
SIM Dual Nano-SIM Card Slots
Other Specifications
Sensors Rear fingerprint sensor, Face recognition, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall Sensor, Ultrasonic sensor for AirTriggers and grip press
Audio Dual front-facing 5-magnet stereo speakers, microphones with Noise Reduction Technology, DTS with 7.1-channel surround-sound
Multimedia SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, WMV
IP Rating IPX4

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Asus Rog first look: India’s first gaming smartphone

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