The ASUS ROG gaming phone gets a U.S. release date

Fans can pre-order through ASUS, Microsoft, or Amazon starting October 18th

The ASUS ROG gaming phone gets a U.S. release date 1

ASUS just announced that their high-performance ROG phone targeted at gamers will be released soon in the U.S.

Loaded with Qualcomm’s top-of-the-range 2.96GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845 platform aided by an Adreno 630 GPU, on paper, ASUS’ new device is undoubtedly one of the most capable phones on the market.

The 6-inch, ‘no-compromise’ AMOLED display delivers HDR visuals at a whopping 90Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. To keep things cool, the ROG phone ships with a detachable AeorActive Cooler.

Following the initial release, ASUS plans to roll out a number of accessories designed to further enhance the phone’s overall entertainment value. One such accessory is the $300 ’Mobile Desktop Dock’, which allows owners to connect the ROG phone to a 4K monitor, as well as keyboard and mouse. There’s also a $400 ’TwinView Dock’ that “turns ROG Phone into a powerful dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience.”

ASUS will officially unveil the new phone on October 18th at the NYC Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue. There will be a 128GB model expected to sell for $900 and a $1,100 512GB model.

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