The ASUS ROG Phone will be announced in the Philippines on October 28. It’s already available in some markets, such as China and the U.S., so the suspense on how much the long-anticipated gaming phone costs is no longer intact for many.
In the Philippines, however, we’re still in the dark as to what the price tag of the ROG Phone is and whether the 512GB storage version — currently the top-ranked Android phone in Antutu benchmarks — will make its way to the country. That has apparently changed today, though, after a local ASUS store posted the price of the ROG Phone on social media well ahead of its announcement. The post has since been deleted.
If true, pricing starts at P49,995 ($932) for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It goes up to P61,995 ($1,156) for the 512GB version. Preorder details are expected to be revealed on the same day the ASUS ROG Phone will launch. The Aero Active Cooler and hard case are included in the retail package.
The post didn’t mention which add-on accessories for the ROG Phone will be released in the Philippines. Hopefully, the Gamevice controller is one of them.
ASUS launched the ROG Phone in China with a price tag of ¥5,999 (P46,501) for the base unit, while pricing for the same model in the U.S. has been set at $899 (P48,290).
As for the hardware itself, the ASUS ROG Phone features aggressive styling and fancy RGB lighting on the outside. Internally, the phone pairs a speed-binned Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with the industry’s first 3D-vapor-chamber cooling system for sustained peak performance at elevated temperatures. Most Snapdragon 845s are clocked at 2.8GHz.
The 6-inch OLED screen, on the other hand, has an impressive 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The battery, rated at 4,000mAh, supports fast charging up to 30 watts.
ASUS ROG Phone specs
- Vapor-chamber cooling system
- RGB lighting with Aura Sync support
- Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
- 6-inch AMOLED display, 2,160 x 1,080 (18:9; 90Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB or 512GB non-expandable storage
- Dual 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 4,000mAh battery with fast charging
- Android 8.1 Oreo
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