There is quite a buzz forming around ASUS upcoming Republic of Gamers (ROG) Android gaming smartphone. This is a direct response to last year Razer gaming smartphone, ZTE Nubia Red Magic and the Xiaomi Black Shark launched this year in April. ASUS gave a hint that such a device is in development in April and now it is officially announcing that the smartphone will be launched in Computex. This is perfect timing with Fortnite coming to Android this summer.
— ROG Global (@ASUS_ROG) May 31, 2018
ASUS teased an image in their official Twitter handle showing a cleverly shadowed device over the words “Coming Soon” written over it. The company adds below “Introducing a new member to the ROG family. Don’t miss the live stream for the big reveal! #ROG #ForThoseWhoDare #Computex2018” The image reveals the date to be June 4, which is just one day before the Computex 2018 event. The image clearly shows a smartphone attached to a gaming controller dock which will give more freedom while playing advance games. Interestingly the Xiaomi Black Shark was also launched with a controller dock.
From the half-revealed image, we can see sharp triangular edges on the smartphone which may be due to easy gripping on playing games. There is not much information available on the smartphone until it is speculated that it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with at least 6GB or 8GB of RAM. ASUS may also opt for a special display like the Razer phone which has a 120 Hz Sharp IGZO panel. The smartphone will likely run Android 8.1 Oreo with Gaming theme on top of it and be backed by a good battery which is one of the important aspects of a gaming phone.
We will be covering more about the ASUS ROG smartphone when will be officially launched at the Computex 2018 event.