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ASUS Caps Off ESGS 2018 by Launching the ROG Phone (Starts at Php 49,995)

ESGS 2018 ended up being one of the best shows for the brand since it began a few years ago and to bookend the third and last day of the event, ASUS made things sweeter with the launching of the ROG Phone!

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) finally debuted the much-awaited and critically-acclaimed gaming smartphone, the ASUS ROG Phone, taking the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) main stage by storm with much fanfare from hardcore fans. Following its long-awaited Philippine launch, the hardcore gamers’ status symbol will be available for pre-order from October 28 – November 8, 2018 – with the choice to include the full array of its gameplay-enhancing accessories.

ASUS Philippines Country Manager George Su says:

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. 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 game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core, the ROG Phone 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.


The ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread–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 no-compromise 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 — let gamers focus all their game, giving them the edge they need to win.


On its own, the ROG Phone alone is already an amazing smartphone for mobile gamers. It also goes above and beyond, with a wide array of accessories that make it an even more complete gaming platform.

Whether you fancy a dual-display mobile gaming rig, streaming your mobile games wirelessly to a 4K display, or a full desktop experience on your smartphone, ROG Phone has got you covered.

Su adds:

We at ASUS ROG are proud of our gaming heritage as the No. 1 Gaming Brand worldwide and in the Philippines. Our expertise and innovations in gaming devices for the past 12 years have given us the advantage of knowing what our gamers need, where they need it. With the ROG Phone, we take our support for our gamer fans to the next level as we culminate our gaming leadership into a handheld device that embodies the lifestyle of the uncompromising on-the-go gamer

ROG Phone Specs

Processor 2.96GHz speed-binned Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform
10nm, 64-bit octa-core Processor
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630
Display 6.0” 18:9 2160×1080 AMOLED 90Hz with 1ms response time; 550nits brightness

108.6% DCI-P3; 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Front 2.5D Corning Gorilla 6 glass

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)

Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR supported

Storage UFS2.1 128GB / 512GB、Google Drive 100GB / 1 year
Sensor Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensor
Main Rear Camera Sony flagship IMX363 12MP dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ large sensor size, 1.4µm large pixel size

F1.7 aperture, 6.25x light sensitivity in low light photos

26.6mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

6p lens, 78.2° field of view

Instant cameras switching

0.03 seconds phase-detection autofocus

4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization

LED flash

Second Rear Camera 120° wide-angle camera

200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame

12mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Front Camera 8MP

F2.0 aperture

24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

84° field of view

Video Recording 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main rear camera

3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras

Take still photo while recording video

Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 fps)


Speaker Dual front-facing speakers

5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect

Audio Output Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality

DTS:X Ultra 1.0 featuring immersive 3D audio and 7.1-channel surround-sound with enhanced bass response for games or virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR)

AudioWizard with listening profile

Microphone Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
FM Receiver FM radio
Wireless Technology WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz, WiFi-direct

WLAN 802.11ad 60GHz (32 Antennas)

Bluetooth 5.0

Navigation GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo/QZSS
SIM Cards Dual SIM dual standby

Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Data rate LTE Cat13 UL up to 150Mbps / Cat18 DL up to 1.2Gbps

DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42Mbps

DL 5CA and UL 2CA supported

4×4 MIMO and CA w/4×4 MIMO supported

5CA 4×4 MIMO up to 1.2Gbps supported

Interface Side: 48 pin Customized connector

USB3.1 gen1/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge

Bottom: Type C connector

USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

3.5mm Audio jack
NFC Support
Operating System Android™ Oreo 8.1
Battery 4,000mAh
Power Adapter Output: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0/PD3.0/Direct Charge adapter
Dimensions 158.83x 76.16x 8.3mm
Weight 200g



The much-awaited and critically-acclaimed gaming smartphone, the ASUS ROG Phone, will officially hit the shelves on November 2018.

Official price list is found at the table below:

Model SRP
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM PHP 49,995
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
GAMEVICE Controller PHP 4,995
Professional Dock PHP 4,495
ROG Suitcase PHP 7,995
Complete accessory package add-on* PHP 58,470 PHP 40,995
(30% discount)*

*only the first 10 pre-orders are eligible for complete bundle discount

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. The pre-order reservation fees are found in the table below:

Model SRP Reservation fee
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM PHP 49,995 PHP 5,000
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM PHP 61,995 PHP 12,000
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM w/ complete accessory bundle PHP 90,990 PHP 15,995
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM w/ complete accessory bundle PHP 102,990 PHP 20,000

Further information on the ROG Phone, as well as other incredible ASUS and ROG products will be shared on the ASUS Philippines official page and the ROG Philippines official page.

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