The ROG Phone Rundown
It’s been a hot minute since the ROG Phone launched locally and took ESGS by storm. Undoubtedly, the event and its featured product piqued the interest of gamers, especially since the widely-acclaimed smartphone came to the Philippines with a complete line-up of accessories. So, to help out the curious minds out there, here is a short and sweet rundown of what to expect with this one-of-a-kind beast and its battle gear.
The ROG Phone
Any gamer who hasn’t heard of the ROG Phone must be living under a rock. This special phone is designed to fit the gamers’ lifestyle, with an external design that is both edgy and amazingly simplistic. With ports on the usual bottom area of the phone and its side – gaming-centric features – ROG loyalist and mobile gamers were convinced that this mobile device is a must-have.
Moreover, its internals also hold up to the expectations as well! With a 2.64GHz spin-binned octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU, the ROG is made for the ultimate gaming experience.
Added bonuses: an Aeroactive Cooler, which can be attached to the phone to help keep temperatures nice and cool, and a nifty ROG Phone Case. Also, RGB lighting!
TwinView Dock Station
This is the most of expensive piece of the entire set – next to the ROG Phone, of course. This accessory allows its user a dual-screen view of the phone (an, no, there’s no need for a secondary ROG Phone for this since the bottom screen is embedded on the device). It allows streamers to play their game on one side and check their comments section on other.
Added bonuses: this can act as the ROG Phone’s powerbank and, again, RGB!
Mobile Desktop Dock
This device allows anyone to connect the ROG Phone to a desktop to expand the mobile gaming experience.
The ROG Phone mounted on the XG35V monitor during ESGS
Source: ASUS Republic of Gamers
Reminiscent to the design of the Nintendo Switch, the GAMEVICE is an attachable accessory that is specific to the ROG Phone. This expanded setup allows for a more comfortable mobile gaming experience without sacrificing precision.
ASUS WiGig® Dock
Think of it as the ROG Phone’s wireless connection to a bigger screen. Partner this up with the GAMEVICE Controller and players and their onlookers can witness an immersive gameplay.
- 11ad with PHY rates up to 4.6Gbps
- 1 x USB 3.0; 1 x HDMI
- DC 12V/2.0A output
ASUS Professional Dock
The ASUS Professional Dock is somewhat of a sibling to the ASUS WiGig® Dock. This device also allows the user to connect the ROG Phone to the big screen. It also has the following ports for people to choose from:
- USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 Type-A
- USB 3.1 Type-C (DC & digital)
- HDMI, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
- USB Type-A & Type-C up to 5Gbps
- Support PD 3.0, QC3.0
Note, however, that this cannot work with the GAMEVICE attached because of the same ports needed.
The ROG Phone – with its bells and whistles – is truly is a game-changing device that caters to mobile gamers from casual to professional. ASUS ROG pulled out all the stops to make its gaming smartphone ecosystem as immersive as possible.
Of course, some still question the price point. Nevertheless, in a thriving market where mobile gaming ranges from a passion point to an actual career, the ROG Phone and its entire line-up of accessories is definitely a worthy investment.
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM
|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|
|Professional Dock||PHP 4,495|
|ROG Phone Suitcase||PHP 7,995|
|Aeroactive Cooler||PHP 3,995|
*Free with the retail phone
|ROG Phone Case||PHP 2,945|
*Free with the retail phone
|Complete accessory package add-on||PHP 58,470|
The ROG Phone Champion set is back! This time around, 15 lucky people might just get a chance at an overall 20% discount! Details are here, check it out.
To purchase the ROG accessories separately, head on over to the closest ROG Concept Store.