ASUS Announces ROG Phone Pricing: Available October 18th

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 - Smartphones, Teknologi

ASUS Announces ROG Phone Pricing: Available October 18th

It’s been a little over 4 months now that ASUS first announced and showcased the ROG Phone back at Computex. Ian had written up a hands-on article showcasing the various intriguing aspects of the phone.


ASUS positions the ROG Phone as a gaming device. While most other vendor’s marketed gaming devices try to differentiate themselves through their looks, the ROG Phone actually seems to manage to offer a unique set of hardware differentiations. Key aspects to the ROG Phone itself is the higher binned and clocked Snapdragon 845, running at up to 2.96GHz, as well as the 90Hz AMOLED screen.

The one thing ASUS hadn’t talked about was pricing and availability; today we see the price list of both the phone as well as its many accessories released:

ASUS ROG Phone & Accessory Price List
 Pricing USD
ROG Phone 128GB$899.00
ROG Phone 512GB$1099.00
ROG Mobile Desktop Dock$229.99
ROG TwinView Dock$399.99
ROG Gamevice Controller$89.99
ROG WiGig Dock$329.99
ROG Professional Dock$119.99
ROG Phone Case$59.99

At respectively $899 and $1099 for the 128 and 512GB versions, the ROG Phone comes at the very high end of the pricing spectrum, although the ASUS has plenty specifications and features to justify the price.

Processor World’s fastest, speed-binned 2.96Ghz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 
Mobile Platform
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630
UI ROG Gaming UI
Display 6.0“ 18:9 (2160×1080) AMOLED 
90Hz refresh rate with 1ms pixel response time
108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut
10000:1 contrast ratio
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multi-touch (supports Glove Touch)
Discrete image processing chip support HDR display – gaming, video & images
Dimensions 158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm
Weight 200g
Battery 4,000mAh
Storage UFS 2.1, 128GB / 512GB
Sensors Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient-light sensor, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, 2 x ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors
Wireless connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad 2×2 MIMO; Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Certified WiGig® 802.11ad wireless display support
Bluetooth® 5.0
GPS Supports GPS, aGPS, Glonass, BeiDou
I/O ports Side: 
Custom USB-C™ 
Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / fast charging (QC 3.0 +QC 4.0/PD 3.0) (15W) 
ASUS HyperCharge direct charging

Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (QC3.0/PD3.0) (20W) / Direct Charge
3.5mm headphone jack

Front Camera 8MP
Main Camera 12MP + 8MP (0° wide-angle)
Voice Wakeup Yes
Speakers Dual front-facing stereo speakers with smart amplifier
24-bit/192KHz Hi-Res Audio
DTS Headphone:X™ 7.1 virtual surround-sound
Qualcomm® aptX™ High-definition Bluetooth® wireless audio

The ROG Phone will be available for pre-order on October 18th following its US launch in New York at Microsoft’s Flagship store on 5th Avenue.

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