Ever since the Razer Phone was launched late last year, quite a few other Android OEMs have launched their own gaming-centric smartphones. Among them is Asus’ ROG Phone, which the Taiwanese technology company unveiled a few months back at Computex 2018.
Asus ROG Phone is packed with top-of-the-line hardware, as one would expect from a gaming oriented mobile device. These include Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC with overclocked Kryo cores, and 8GB of RAM. That’s the only configuration the ROG Phone is available in, or so it seems!
Asus ROG Phone (model identifier Z01QD) was recently listed on Chinese certification agency TENAA. The listing highlights three different RAM capacities – 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB, indicating that Asus might be working on two affordable variants of the ROG Phone. According to the listing, there are two internal storage options – 128GB and 512GB.
It’s worth mentioning that the TENAA listing mentions the smartphone as having a single 12-megapixel rear camera. However, the accompanying images clearly highlight a dual-camera system (12-megapixel and 8-megapixel, which the ROG Phone has) at the back. Battery capacity is listed as 3,850mAh, slightly lower than the (typical) 4,000mAh powerpack that the ROG Phone has.
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Asus ROG Phone features a 6-inch full HD+ AMOLED display, which comes with thin bezels, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The display has a refresh rate of 90Hz, which should help deliver a smooth gaming experience. It also supports HDR, and has an impressive response time of 1ms. The funky-looking smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, with a specially-customised version of Asus’ Zen UI overlay baked on top.