Asus ROG phone shows up on Finnish carrier’s website, costs more than $900

Asus ROG phone shows up on Finnish carrier’s website, costs more than $900
A user on the social media website Reddit noticed that the Finnish carrier Telia is now accepting pre-orders for the Asus ROG phone. The gaming centered smartphone was announced earlier this year, but this is the first time we see it with a price from a reputable source.

The €999 price on the website translates to about $1150, but keep in mind that includes VAT, which in Finland is 24%. If we remove that, it comes to roughly $930. The price is steep either way, but the pre-order comes with a free ROG Delta Headset with USB Type-C valued at $190. The headset features the glowing RGB Republic of Gamers logo just like the one you will find on the back of the phone and is a good pair for the device not only style-wise, but also functionally. You can connect the headphones to the AeroActive Cooler’s USB Type-C port to keep their cable out of the way when gaming. Asus has thoughtfully included a 3.5 mm jack on the cooler as well as on the phone itself.

The AeroActive Cooler is an accessory that comes with the phone. It has a small fan and you can attach it to the device to prevent overheating during intense use.

According to the listing, customers can expect the delivery of their phone starting week 38, which begins on September 17th.

It’s unclear if the pre-order deal will be similar in other countries, but we can expect offers from other carriers to start showing up soon as well.


source: Telia via Reddit

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13 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Pretty good deal for what you are getting. I hope we are get more of these gaming phones.

2. tangbunna

Posts: 474; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Headphone + Glow = $190 Headphone - Glow = $10 Phone + Glow = $1000 Phone - Glow = $500

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You are clearly not a gamer or you would know that's BS lol. RGB doesn't make that big of a difference. https://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-TridentZ-16GB-25600-F4-3200C16D-16GTZR/dp/B01MTDEYHU/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1533606100&sr=1-3&keywords=G.SKILL+TridentZ https://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-TridentZ-288-Pin-Platform-F4-3200C16D-16GTZKW/dp/B01HFR96OQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1533606100&sr=1-4&keywords=G.SKILL+TridentZ Same product, one RGB one standard, the price difference is $17.50 that's about an 8.5% increase in price, do the same for a phone with RGB that cost $1000, 8.5% of 1000 is 85 so that means $85 of the cost is for RGB. There will always be an increase when something comes with lighting but it isn't nearly as ridicules as you made it out to be.

12. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 717; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

You know that's a different product right? Especially for the fact that the RGB lighting is smaller compared to those RGB's found on Memory stick.

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well of course I know it's a different product, this was simply an easy comparison to make that puts things into prospective, to make it clear that RBG lighting doesn't affect price so drastically. As you ponied out, the RGB light on both sticks of memory is more than what is on the ROG phone so the lighting on the phone would be worth even less. we could get into more high priced products than ram for a better comparison in that regard but the point would still be the same. I could visit one of the varies sites that build custom PCs and have them add lighting to my $1500 rig for an extra $25 lol.

3. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

But what GAMES are exclusive to it ? What GAMES are being developed specifically for it ? What GAMES will it play BETTER than other Android phones ? This is why I'd rather use a dedicated device to play games on than a phone that has all these amazing specs but no exclusive software. I'm not getting drawn into another n-Gage type device. Show me more than all those specs. Show me why this should replace my Switch and my iPhone in my bag. Show me why this should replace my mobile gaming devices.

4. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I mean if you compare it to a Nintendo product

5. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If there are GAMES that I can't play currently on my iPhone or any other Android device (I still have a Galaxy Tab), it would be worth it. Most android devices can easily do emulation so you wouldn't need a powerful device with specs like the ROG phone. I'm comparing it to a Nintendo product because they have their hands wrapped around the mobile market at the moment. I'd compare it to a Vita but I don't play many games on it and Sony pretty much abandoned it and they're focusing on their Xperia brand. All I'm saying is that if a phone with these specs is released, at least show me why I should purchase it other than it looks cool, its got lights on the back and it's a beast. At least the n-gage did have some games that made the hardware worth it, but Nokia messed that all up.

6. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I mean some games are ios/android only, but I see where you're coming from, and I see you have both platforms at your disposal. In a day and age where phone companies are trying to find that niche I don't think Asus ROG phone has revolutionized or cornered the gaming phone market, but the specs are decent, some different/not so different cool/fun features, and I'd say smart design with the addition of the "cooler" add on, could possibly be more novelty though lol

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

This is around the price I thought it would be, I can hang with that.

8. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

If it can do things that no other Android phone can I guess it is worth it for some people. I think I will go for the Razer phone 2 since I really like the Razer phone I have. I do not play games on my phone but Razer phone has been reliable and well built.

9. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I had the Razer phone, but I had a lot of issues with it. Besides that, even if it didn't have those issues, I didn't see it being worth the $699 honestly. Was really looking forward to it since the team that working on the Nextbit Robin (which I had as well and liked), worked on the Razer Phone

10. boriqua2000

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I can't wait

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