The ASUS ROG Phone is an insane gaming smartphone that comes with heaps of gaming possibilities. Out of the box, the standard ROG Phone comes with an aeroactive cooler. If you prefer to get the complete set which includes the twinview dock, mobile desktop dock and GAMEVICE controller, ASUS is offering a special bundle where you can save almost a thousand ringgit.
While I’ve seen this phone multiple times over the year, I never got to see the final retail unit nor did I get to see the final retail box. And boy was I not prepared for it. I mean, I’ve seen some fancy boxes before — the original Mi MIX comes to mind — but the thing I loved about the ROG Phone one was just how much it oozed “gaming”, yet managed to not be incredibly garish at the same time.
UPDATE: DirectD has clarified that the base model comes with 128GB, not 256GB storage as indicated earlier.
Asus Malaysia is launching the ROG Phone in Malaysia very soon. To secure your unit with official local warranty early, retailer DirectD is now accepting pre-orders for the gaming device which will come in either 128GB or 512GB of storage.
The first thing you think of when you see a smartphone from the ASUS Republic of Gamers — aptly named the ROG Phone — would probably be somewhere along the lines of “Oh this must only be for hardcore gamers”. And while that’s true to a certain extent, I believe that this gaming-grade mobile device isn’t just for hardcore gamers.
It’s for everyone.
When you think “gaming phone”, you think of devices like the Razer Phone or the Xiaomi Black Shark, both of which have a pretty reasonable “gaming” identity about them. But now, after ASUS’ big ROG launch, there should only be one phone you think of when you think “gaming phone”.
That phone is the ASUS ROG Phone and it is absolutely bonkers.
If you think about mobile gaming, you probably expect a smartphone with great specs and a big battery. After years of making gaming laptops, ASUS has finally announced the ROG Phone. A radical smartphone for hardcore mobile gamers.