Asus could take on Razer with its own ROG-branded gaming smartphone
As stated by the information, Asus’ device will be launched under the popular Republic of Gamers brand, or ROG for short. In terms of what the smartphone will offer, a Snapdragon 845 is said to be inside, with this being coupled with 8GB of RAM. Interestingly, however, no information in regards to the internal storage count was given, although either 64GB or 128GB options seem the most likely. No details were given about the design either, but a display that boasts a refresh rate of 120Hz is expected, putting it on par with the Razer Phone. Furthermore, in a bid to save battery life, it is understood that the display will operate at a refresh rate of 60Hz when not gaming. Also, on a software note, Android 8.1 Oreo should be included straight out of the box.
Given that the Republic of Gamers brand has been around since 2006 and has built up a reputation within the gaming community, it appears Asus may be one of the few companies able to compete with Razer’s strong brand recognition. After all, both Xiaomi and ZTE’s recent launches utilize names with no reputation or history, putting them at a significant disadvantage.
In any case, Asus’ gaming device is just a rumor for now, so it’ll remain to be seen if anything comes from it. Nevertheless, the information does claim that the unveiling will take place at the Computex 2018 event in Taiwan (June 5-9), so it shouldn’t be too long before the rumor’s accuracy is clarified.