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ASUS Republic of Gamers to Launches ROG Phone

Game-changing smartphone now on sale starting at $1,199. Accessories, including the Mobile Desktop Dock, TwinView Dock, Gamevice Controller, and WiGig Dock available will be available in Q4.

Markham, Canada — October 22, 2018 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces launch details for the ROG Phone, a game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. The ROG Phone is available for pre-order on October 18th for the starting price of $1,199 CAD. The full range of accessories available for the phone will also be available starting in Q4.

In a separate announcement today, NRG announced a new technology collaboration with Qualcomm that includes a significant role for ASUS and the ROG phone. In the announcement NRG announced that the esports team will utilize the ROG Phone exclusively as their performance training devices.

ROG Phone

With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core, and powered by the world's fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm® Adreno 630 GPU, the ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread. The ROG phone will be available with two different storage configurations: a 128GB and 512GB version.

ROG Phone is built to win: its unique GameCool vapour-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle, while its no-compromise AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals.

The ultra-comfortable design of ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics — lets gamers focus all their skills on the game, giving them the edge they need for total domination.

ROG Phone Accessories

The Mobile Desktop Dock allows gamers to connect ROG Phone to an external 4K UHD monitor, mouse and keyboard. ROG Phone can be used as an auxiliary display, hooked up to a wired gigabit LAN and drive a 5.1-channel surround-sound system via the SP/DIF output. A convenient mobile and desktop switch allows users to seamlessly transition from their phone to their desktop or gaming laptop, without having to adjust their current setup.

The TwinView Dock turns ROG Phone into a powerful dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience, or to allow for simultaneous viewing of a game map and gameplay at the same time - on supported games. As well as a 6-inch AMOLED (2160 x 1080) auxiliary screen that's great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication, it 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.

With the Gamevice Controller and the WiGig Dock — using 60GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi — ROG Phone morphs into a portable console, supplying a living room experience, with a full inventory of physical gaming controls and ultra-low-latency wireless display connectivity for a seamless big-screen gaming experience that's perfect for group viewing. The Gamevice Controller can be purchased separately, and packs dual analog joysticks, left and right fire triggers and bumpers, a D-pad, along with A,B,X,Y and L3, R3 buttons.

With the ASUS Professional Dock, users can connect their smartphone to a big-screen TV or monitor for a cinematic gaming experience. There's also a network port for fast, stable wired internet connections. The Gigabit Ethernet port lets users enjoy fast and stable wired network connections, while the USB ports allow users to connect a mouse and keyboard for a more comfortable gaming experience.

The ROG Phone Case is designed to provide premium protection for the ROG Phone, keeping it safe from everyday scratches, knocks and bumps. It protects the entire phone, without hindering charging or access to the exclusive AirTriggers.

NRG Esports and ROG Phone
NRG Esports is one of the globe’s leading esports organizations and participates in some of the most high profile global franchised leagues. Founded by former Vice President of Apple and co-owner of the Sacramento Kings, Andy Miller, NRG is led by a roundtable of expertise in the traditional sports and tech industries, with such investment from the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Tiesto, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. NRG’s Overwatch League Team, the “San Francisco Shock” is a participant in the industry leading geo-located franchised league. The companies unveiled the collaboration on Thursday with an announcement video focused on NRG’s “Clash Royale” roster.

"The rise of mobile esports over the past few years has been incredible to watch,” said Brett Lautenbach, President of NRG. “With our recent participation in the Clash Royale League now was the time for NRG Esports to find a premiere partner to bring first in class quality to our players. We're thrilled for all of the exciting content and activations we'll be creating with Qualcomm and ASUS ROG."

“Qualcomm Technologies and ASUS have enjoyed great successes over many years and we are thrilled to be at the core of their newest cutting-edge device, the ROG Phone," said Don McGuire, vice president of global product marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our entirely re-architected Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform featuring the Adreno 630 GPU is designed for speed, sustained performance, and maximizing battery efficiency so users can play longer. Snapdragon 845 is engineered to deliver gamers an unparalleled mobile gaming experience; supporting exceptional performance, fast and smooth graphics, and Gigabit speeds whether on LTE or 802.11ad Wi-Fi.”

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ASUS ROG Phone is available for pre-order online at the Best Buy Canada starting on October 18th. The 128GB will be available for $1,199 CAD.

Accessory availability to be announced in the coming weeks. For more detailed information, including updated where to buy information please visit the ROG Phone webpage, or contact your local ASUS representative.


SPECIFICATIONS

ASUS ROG Phone

Processor

World’s fastest, speed-binned 2.96Ghz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 845

Mobile Platform

GPU

Qualcomm® Adreno 630

UI

ROG Gaming UI

Display

6.0“ 18:9 (2160x1080) AMOLED

90Hz refresh rate with 1ms pixel response time

108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut

10000:1 contrast ratio

Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multi-touch (supports Glove Touch)

Discrete image processing chip support HDR display – gaming, video & images

Dimensions

158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm

Weight

200g

Battery

4,000mAh

Memory

LPDDR4 8GB RAM

Storage

UFS 2.1, 128GB / 512GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient-light sensor,

fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, 2 x ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors

Wireless connectivity

Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad:

2x2 MIMO

Wi-Fi Direct and WiGig® (11ad/60GHz Wi-Fi) wireless display support

Bluetooth® 5.0

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE Modem:

Up to 1.2 Gbps Cat 18 LTE download speeds

Up to 5x20MHz carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO on up to 3 aggregated carriers, License Assisted Access (LAA)]

GPS

Supports GPS, aGPS, Glonass, BeiDou

I/O ports

Side:

Custom USB-C™

Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (15W)

ASUS HyperCharge direct charging

Bottom:

USB-C™

Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD3.0) (20W) / Direct Charge

3.5mm headphone jack

Front Camera

8MP

Main Camera

12MP + 8MP (120° wide-angle)

Voice Wakeup

Yes

Speakers

Dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier

24-bit/192KHz Hi-Res Audio

DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround-sound

Qualcomm® aptX High-definition Bluetooth® wireless audio

NFC

Supported

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About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Adreno, are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. aptX is a trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries.

Qualcom Snapdragon, Qualcomm Adreno and Qualcomm aptX are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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