ESGS 2018: ASUS Officially Launches the ROG Phone in the Philippines

ASUS has finally launched the ROG Phone in the Philippines (check out our first impressions here). The much awaited gaming smartphone was launched locally during the last day of the 2018 Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit. The phone was initially unveiled at the Computex Trade Fair 2018 in Taiwan earlier this year and has since piqued a lot of interest.

In a statement released to the press, ASUS Philippines Country Manager George Su said:

“The mobile gaming landscape in the country continues to expand aggressively, giving birth to numerous professional eSports teams dedicated solely to mobile gaming. We’ve supported this growth with ASUS’ mobile products that cater to mobile gamers, starting with the ZenFone Max Pro M1. We take this support one step further with the ultimate gaming smartphone for hardcore mobile gamers, the ROG Phone; a testament to our tireless commitment to empower the local mobile eSports scene.”

Aside from the ROG Phone, ASUS also unveiled the accessories that are designed to improve the overall gaming experience on the phone. Some of these include the AeroActive Cooler, Professional Dock, Mobile Desktop Dock, WiGig Display Dock, and TwinView Dock. The Mobile Desktop Dock allows users to play with a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. The WiGig Display Dock, on the other hand, allows users to display the game wirelessly on their televisions. The TwinView Dock allows users to have a second screen that will work best for mobile game streamers or gamers that want a secondary screen for guides and the like.

The ASUS ROG Phone is priced at PHP 49,995 (8GB/128GB) and PHP 61,995 (8GB/512GB), which will come with the phone itself, an ROG Phone case, the AeroActive cooler, a USB Type-C cable, and a USB Type-C charging adapter.

The phone with all its accessories, namely the TwinView Dock, Mobile Desktop Dock, WiGig Display Dock, Gamevice Controller, Professional Dock, and ROG suitcase are priced at Php108,465 (8GB/128GB) and Php120,465 (8GB +512GB).

Pre-orders for the ROG Phone are now open and will continue until November 8, 2018. Retail units come with free ROG Phone Jacket, ROG Phone Case, and the AeroActive Cooler.

ASUS ROG Phone Specifications:

  • 2.96GHz speed-binned Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor
  • Qualcomm Adreno 630
  • 128GB/512GB internal storage
  • 6-inch 18:9 (2160 x 1080) 90Hz, 1ms response time AMOLED display, 550nits brightness, Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR support
  • 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • 12-megapixel dual pixel image sensor (Sony IMX363) main rear camera, f/1.7 aperture
  • 120-degree wide-angle secondary rear camera
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual front-facing speakers, 5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier (192kHz/24-bit standard)
  • WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz
  • WLAN 802.11ad 60Hz
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi direct
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM
  • Two AirTriggers
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Two (2) USB-C ports
  • Aura Sync support
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 200g