ASUS Republic of Gamers to Launch ROG Phone in the United States on October 18th

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ASUS Republic of Gamers to Launch ROG Phone in the United States on October 18th 
— Game-changing smartphone now on sale starting at $899. Accessories, including the Mobile Desktop Dock, TwinView Dock, Gamevice Controller, and WiGig Dock available will be available in Q4 —
ROG Phone
Fremont, California (October 9, 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 will be available for pre-order on October 18th, during a launch event at the Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Attendees will be able to learn all about the new ROG Phone, pre-order one in-store, take part in a unique ROG Phone mobile challenge, and join teams to game with special guests Nick Eh 30 and Landon. The phone will be available for pre-order online at the ASUS Store, Amazon, and Microsoft, as well as in-store during the launch event, and will be available for the starting price of $899 USD. The full range of accessories available for the phone will also be available starting in Q4.
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 vapor-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 — let gamers focus all their skills on the game, giving them the edge they need for total domination.

ROG Phone Accessories

The Mobile Desktop Dock will be priced at $229.99 USD, and 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, available for $399.99 USD, 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, at $89.99 USD, 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. The WiGig Dock will be available for purchase for $329.99 USD.

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 ASUS Professional Dock is available for $199.99 USD.

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. The ROG Phone Case is available for $59.99 USD.

ROG Launch Event

On Thursday, October 18th, to kick off the fall season of ROG Arena, a weekly Friday tournament where users can interact with friends and teammates at Microsoft Stores all over North America to play popular games on high-powered ROG devices, ASUS will hold an ROG Phone launch event at the Microsoft Flagship Store, in New York City. Past ROG Arena tournaments have featured League of Legends, Overwatch, and Fortnite. The third season will feature Fortnite, dubbed Fortnite Fridays, and will start on October 19th. During the launch and the kickoff party, users will be able to enter and play in a friendly tournament, take part in a unique ROG Phone mobile challenge, and join teams to game with special guests Nick Eh 30 and Landon, in a live broadcast competition. The ROG Phone mobile challenge will be live broadcast via Nick EH 30’s YouTube account and Landon Play’s YouTube Live account as well as on the Mixer and ROG Twitch channel. In addition, ROG will be supplying major prizes to the first fifty entrants, fans who participate in the ROG Mobile Challenge, sign up for ROG Elite Rewards, and/or enter into the onsite raffle. ROG and Microsoft staff will be on hand to answer questions and interact with participants. Prior to the event Nick Eh 30 and Landon will be interviewed by Jon “FALLOUT” Kefaloukos.

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AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ASUS ROG Phone will be available for pre-order online at the ASUS Store, Amazon, and Microsoft, as well as in-store at the Microsoft Store location on Fifth Avenue during the launch event starting on October 18th. The 128GB will be available for $899 USD and the 512GB version for $1,099 USD MSRP.

As part of the launch, the first 50 customers will receive a free ROG Phone Case with their pre-order purchase of the ROG Phone at Amazon and Microsoft, as will the first 25 customers who pre-order via the ASUS Store.

The ROG Phone accessories will be available in Q4, at the following prices:

Mobile Desktop Dock $229.99 USD
TwinView Dock $399.99 USD
Gamevice Controller $89.99 USD
WiGig Dock $329.99 USD
ASUS Professional Dock $119.99 USD
ROG Phone Case $59.99 USD

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.

ROG LAUNCH EVENT INFORMATION
WHEN:
Thursday, October 18th 2018
4:30 – 9:00 p.m. EDT
Line starts at 3:00 p.m EDT

WHERE:
Microsoft Flagship Store
677 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022

HOW: Anyone is free to attend the launch event at the Microsoft Flagship Store. ROG Elite Reward Members will get special VIP access to the event, have a chance to meet the influencers, and receive exclusive event prizes. Find out how to become an ROG Elite Rewards member here.

Unable to attend? The entire event will be livestreamed. Details about the livestream will be available on the ASUS North America Facebook page.

SPECIFICATIONS¹

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 (2160×1080) 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:
2×2 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, 4×4 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

¹ Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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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