FULL SPECS: ASUS Republic of Gamers introduces new ROG Phone with complete gaming accessories

Gone are the days when things are only used for one sole purpose. Just like how millennials have multifaceted lives, equipment around us have quickly evolved to cater different needs. With more and more teens and yuppies wanting to balance school or office work with entertainment and hobbies like eSports or mobile gaming, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) recently launched a gaming smartphone- the ASUS ROG Phone, taking the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) main stage by storm with much fanfare from hardcore fans last Sunday (October 28, 2018).

ROG Phone launch during ESGS 2018 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

What got us hooked is its claim to have gaming at its core, powered by the world’s fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform and gaming-optimized Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU. It’s only 6 in size – fitting your hand perfectly, but its landscape design is made for those who play games on their mobile phone all the time in landscape mode. Users will be able to peacefully play while charging their phones without the hassle of cables going through their fingers. It’s also the only gaming smartphone that has a vapor-chamber cooling system, gaming accessories, and features that make it look like a legit console.

AerpActive Cooler (Photo courtesy of Nadine Flores of Pinoy Tech Blog)

Here are a few things that you won’t find in any other phone: A GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — which sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle; side-mounted ports, and ultra-responsive game controls which include the programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics. But of course, as early as now, let us warn you that gaming is the ROG Phone’s main purpose. Although these features are overwhelming, ROG didn’t put a lot of add-ons when it comes to the phone’s camera features.


ROG Phone TwinView Dock

Processor 2.96GHz speed-binned Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform
10nm, 64-bit octa-core Processor
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630
Display 6.0” 18:9 2160×1080 AMOLED 90Hz with 1ms response time; 550nits brightness

108.6% DCI-P3; 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Front 2.5D Corning Gorilla 6 glass

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)

Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR supported

Storage UFS2.1 128GB / 512GB、Google Drive 100GB / 1 year
Sensor Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensor
Main Rear Camera Sony flagship IMX363 12MP dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ large sensor size, 1.4µm large pixel size

F1.7 aperture, 6.25x light sensitivity in low light photos

26.6mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

6p lens, 78.2° field of view

Instant cameras switching

0.03 seconds phase-detection autofocus

4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization

LED flash

Second Rear Camera 120° wide-angle camera

200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame

12mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Front Camera 8MP

F2.0 aperture

24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

84° field of view

Video Recording 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main rear camera

3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras

Take still photo while recording video

Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 fps)


Speaker Dual front-facing speakers

5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect

Audio Output Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality

DTS:X Ultra 1.0 featuring immersive 3D audio and 7.1-channel surround-sound with enhanced bass response for games or virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR)

AudioWizard with listening profile

Microphone Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
FM Receiver FM radio
Wireless Technology WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz, WiFi-direct

WLAN 802.11ad 60GHz (32 Antennas)

Bluetooth 5.0

Navigation GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo/QZSS
SIM Cards Dual SIM dual standby

Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Data rate LTE Cat13 UL up to 150Mbps / Cat18 DL up to 1.2Gbps

DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42Mbps

DL 5CA and UL 2CA supported

4×4 MIMO and CA w/4×4 MIMO supported

5CA 4×4 MIMO up to 1.2Gbps supported

Interface Side: 48 pin Customized connector

USB3.1 gen1/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge

Bottom: Type C connector

USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

3.5mm Audio jack
NFC Support
Operating System Android™ Oreo 8.1
Battery 4,000mAh
Power Adapter Output: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0/PD3.0/Direct Charge adapter
Dimensions 158.83x 76.16x 8.3mm
Weight 200g


  • AeroActive Cooler – A four-speed fan system for extra cooling boost, keeping both the phone and the users’ hands cool during non-stop gaming sessions.
  • Professional Dock – USB Type-A and Type-C up to 56bps, HDMI, RJ-35 Gigabit Ethernet to expand the way a  user plays games.
  • MobileDesktop Dock – For desktop-style gaming, supporting HDMI 2.0, USB 3.1 Type-A, SD slot, headphone, microphone, Type-C power for charging, and SB Micro B 3.0.
  • GAMEVICE Controller & ASUS WiGig® Display Dock – Game on-the-go using the Gamevice, or connect via the ASUS WiGig® Display Dock for immersive big-screen gaming. This includes dual analog joysticks with A, B, X, Y buttons, D-Pad, R1/L1 Bumperes, R2/L2 Triggers, Pause Button, Back Button, joysticks, and audio jack.
  • TwinView Dock – Turns the phone into a dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience. It has a 6-inch AMOLED display with ASUS Tru2Life Technology and 10 points multitouch capacitive panel.

These accessories are sold separately, but it can also be bought in bundles with the phone. Complete price list can be found below.


Pre-order started last October 28 and will run until November 8, 2018 at all ASUS, ROG, and ZenFone Concept Stores and Kiosks nationwide. The ROG Phone Accessories will only be available at ROG Concept Stores: Capitol of the Republic (ROG SM Megamall), North District of the Republic (ROG SM North EDSA), South District of the Republic (ROG SM Mall of Asia), and Visayas District of the Republic (ROG SM City Cebu). Each order of the ROG Phone comes with an ROG Phone Jacket, an ROG Phone hardcase, and the ROG Phone AeroActive Cooler as hard-bundles.

The complete accessory bundle valued at PHP 58,470 will be available as a PHP 40,995 add-on to the base package of the ROG Phone.

Model SRP
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM PHP 49,995
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM PHP 61,995
TwinView Dock Station PHP 16,995
ASUS WiGig® Dock PHP 13,995
Mobile Desktop Dock PHP 9,995
GAMEVICE Controller PHP 4,995
Professional Dock PHP 4,495
ROG Suitcase PHP 7,995
Complete accessory package add-on* PHP 58,470

(Photo courtesy of Nadine Flores of Pinoy Tech Blog)

Do you think it’s worth the price? Let us know if you’re getting your own ROG Phone this November by tagging Manila Millennial on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. For more details about the phone, visit:


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