Asus ROG Hero II gets your MOBA game on


Asus has today unveiled its ROG (Republic Of Gamers) Phone. ASUS says that this cooling technology is 16x better at heat dissipation over standard smartphone cooling. which helps during those all-night PUBG and Fortnite sessions. It also features not one, but two USB-C ports, one for regular charging, the other for accessories and for charging it while playing in portrait orientation. It's mated to 8GB LPDDR4 RAM with onboard storage options of 128GB or 512GB. Meanwhile, we'll continue to keep you updated once we receive more information regarding the upcoming release of ROG Phone in Malaysia. There is also a vapour chamber cooling system inside the phone, the likes of which was seen on the Black Shark.

There's also a 4000mAh battery that is backed by ASUS HyperCharge, something that is very cool as it saw ASUS moving the charging chip to the power adapter so that the heat generated by the charging of the ROG Phone is reduced.

For what it's worth, ASUS has gone many more steps ahead of Razer to really sell you this phone.

For some time gaming-centric phones were considered as a novelty in the smartphone world.

The ROG phone from Asus features the same Snapdragon 845 processor as found in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and OnePlus 6, but the unit will be clocked higher. All of the mentioned TUF Gaming peripherals will be available starting Q3 2018. And this time around it's a 144Hz refresh, 3 ms response time IPS display, much like our favorite gaming monitors. ASUS also claims HDR support and 108.6% DCI-P3 coverage.

On the camera front, the ASUS ROG has a dual rear setup- 12-megapixel primary lens + 8-megapixel secondary lens.

Perhaps the strangest accessory is the TwinView Dock, which is a device that stores the phone in the top half of a clamshell case, while the bottom half houses a second 2160×1080 OLED panel.

Though Asus uses thumbscrews for the window, the company is concerned that they may be too tight to remove by hand so it includes a gaming tag that also serves as a screwdriver. Flawless for those who actually stream their mobile games, you could have the game running on one screen, wand Twitch interactions on the other. The back of the phone is covered in insane lines and accents, including a ROG logo dressed up in RGB lighting which users have full control over in the software.

Dubbed the RoG Phone, Asus has given its gaming-orientated handset a 6in 2160x1080 AMOLED display that supports high dynamic range and a 90Hz refresh rate for smooth and vibrant mobile gaming. There's a Mobile Desktop Dock that allows you to hook the ROG Phone up to a 4K display, mouse, and keyboard.

The first module is an AeroActive Cooler, which appears to allow you to cool the device even further if temperatures are a problem in long-term gaming. Lastly, a WiGig Dock will let you mirror your phone's display wirelessly to your living room TV, giving you a larger screen to play on in a jiffy.