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 (2160x1080) 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
Memory   LPDDR4 8GB RAM
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 2x2 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 (120° 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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  • Dragonstongue - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    with a shitty size battery for the "top of the line specs" (according to them) WHAT IN THE HELL is the point of these phone makers...put a very good size battery (especially when you are chasing flagship phone pricing) 4000Mah is not "bad" but they can "easily" do 5k+ if they "wanted" because when you have such "high specs" likely it will drain battery like it is going out of style.

    on another note, I find very odd with "BIG.little" design that smartphones use these days, the speed difference (and voltage) for the BG corse is "nice" but the "little cores" are not all that much slower.

    maybe something along the line of 4 cores at 2.6Ghz and 4 cores at 400Mhz to truly "sip power" when you are doing something that really does not need the "oomph", would conserve battery life a great deal better then the way they "seem" to be currently doing it...hell my desktop cpus I can easily "underclock" and "undervolt" to 400Mhz and it works "just fine" no reason why a smartphone chip cannot do the same (seeing as they are designed around concept of minimal power use as possible) so they could quite easily "tune" the "little cores" to run at much much lower speeds then they currently do (save transistors as well)
  • anonymous_user - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    You know that those speeds are just the max stock speeds for the cores. They are capable of running at slower speeds and they will do so depending on the system load and how the CPU governor is tweaked.
  • neonoggie - Sunday, October 14, 2018 - link

    The BIG cores are much more complex because they are "out-of-order execution" cores, so for a given workload they will always consume more power than a little core, which is an "in-order execution" core. That's really the advantage, not clock speed.
  • plsbugmenot - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    Any chance of Anandtech reviewing this phone? I'd be really interested in an in-depth look.
  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - link

    This thing would make sense if the offer swappable SOC and nand.
  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - link

    Mobile games barealy screatch the current gpu from SOC's, the future of "mobile gaming" killing portable consoles was a fad as expected.

    They're plagued by cheapo games, pay2win, <$2 games.

    Smartphones should focus on (SOC's are already fast enough for any mobile use)

    Good screen: Calibrated OLED
    5000mAh minimum
    Swappable battery

    There's nothing premium on 50gr of aliminum, just use high quality plastic it will last as long
    Textured back to prevent nasty fingerprints
  • richough3 - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - link

    At this point, a high end phone for gaming without a removable battery is just a no go. I'm glad they included front speakers and the 3.5mm jack, but I want to be able to change out the battery and when it eventually stops being supported, use it as an alternative media consumption device while the newer model replaces it. Also, the fact that these niche devices tend to lose the company's interest after a short while, a removable battery becomes the only way to be able to keep using the device if there is never any newer model.
  • f1seb - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - link

    Is mobile gaming so big that Asus can justify a "gaming" phone for the market?
  • Lina Smooth - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - link

    It is so expensive but really powerful.
    My friend bought it, thanks for MageNet. He earned good money by monetizing his website.
    Before monetization, he analyzes the data about website using this service

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