Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Asus PH launches ROG gaming smartphone at ESGS 2018

Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) finally debuted its gaming smartphone, the Asus ROG Phone, during the closing of the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS).

Following its long-awaited Philippine launch, the gaming smartphone will be available for pre-order from October 28 to November 8 — with the choice to include the full array of its gameplay-enhancing accessories.

“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,” said Asus Philippines country manager George Su.

“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.”

Since its grand unveiling during Computex 2018 in Taiwan, the ROG Phone gained notoriety among media, fans, and supporters worldwide, ultimately becoming one of the most sought after smartphones of the year, with crowds from around the globe clamoring for more information on the device, as well as incessantly demanding for its official arrival in their local scene.

The ROG Phone is a 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. It is the first and currently the only smartphone to be powered by the world’s fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU.

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 Full HD+ 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.

The ROG Phone also has a wide array of accessories, including a dual-display mobile gaming rig, that make it an even a complete gaming platform.

The Asus ROG Phone will be available for pre-orders starting October 28 until November 8, 2018 only. Customers can place their pre-orders 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.

As a special pre-order bonus, the buyers who secure the first 10 pre-order slots for the ROG Phone with its complete accessories will also enjoy a special bundle price of up to 30% off; the bundle will include the TwinView Dock Station (P16,995), WiGig Dock (P13,995), Mobile Desktop Dock (P9,995), ROG Suitcase (P7,995), ROG Phone GameVice Controller (P4,995), and the Asus Professional Dock (P4,495).

The complete accessory bundle valued at P58,470 will be available as a P40,995 add-on to the base package of the ROG Phone.

Pre-order buyers will also be required to pay a reservation fee per unit, which will vary depending on which model of the ROG Phone they will avail. The reservation fee will be deducted from the SRP of the ROG Phone during claiming.


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