This is it. The time has finally come and the world’s most epic gaming smartphone has finally launched in Malaysia. Meet the ASUS ROG Phone, and if you want to know where you can get your hands on one, here’s everything you need to know.
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.
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.
That’s right, ROG has partnered up with G-Shock to produce a Limited Edition ROG G-Shock watch that they’re giving away with purchases of select laptops as well as a lucky-draw over the next two months.
This is it. ASUS has done something absolutely awesome with the gaming laptop and it comes in the form of the ROG Zephyrus. Named after the Greek god of the West Wind, its name alone should give you a hint about what makes this ultra-thin, ultra-powerful gaming laptop special.
Yep, it’s in its cooling.