Asus ROG Phone pre-orders officially begin; release date set for October 29

Asus ROG Phone pre-orders officially begin; release date set for October 29
As scheduled, pre-orders for the upcoming Asus ROG phone have officially begun in the US through the official websites of Amazon and Microsoft. Because of this, we now know that device shipments will start on October 29.

At a price of $899.99, those who purchase the device will gain access to a large 6-inch display which is backed by a very respectable 4,000mAh battery. Internally, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 can be found alongside 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage – a separate version with 512GB is set to be offered too but, at the moment, doesn’t appear to be available. Other details include a 3D vapor-cooling chamber which should keep temperatures town during heavy gaming sessions, a 12-megapixel main camera on the rear and a secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle one, and Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box.

Recently, it was revealed that Asus would offer a wide range of accessories for this smartphone too. These will three docks: The TwinView which costs $400 and adds a second screen to the device, the Mobile Desktop which allows users to connect the phone up to a 4K monitor, mouse, and keyboard at a cost of $300, and the Profession one that retails at $200 and allows connections to a TV.

Aside from this, a physical gaming controller will be offered for $90, while those wanting to purchase an official case will have to spend $60. Fortunately, those who pre-order the smartphone through Amazon will receive one official case for free.

source: Amazon, Microsoft

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ROG Phone
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2960 MHz
  • Storage 512GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. KingSam

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Proprietary accessories are a no no. The prices are steep too.

6. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The prices of the accessories are extremely overpriced, however the phone itself is fairly priced considering what you get and the current market. I would also bet that you can get a cheaper standard usb-c dock that can be compatible with this device. I want to get this phone sans accessories as soon as it drops to around 600~700

2. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017


3. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

What carriers wil this phone work on?

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 756; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

AT&T and T-Mobile

5. SoDin225

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2018

And...both models are sold out

7. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

The accessories are not really worth $400 and $300 respectively , IMHO....

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Now Asus is trying to make money...guys stick to the top 5.

9. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

PA should make a Razer Phone 2 vs Asus ROG Phone poll if they haven't already.

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