Gaming on smartphones and tablets is believed to be the future but are you willing to pay over $2000 for the future? If so, then Asus ROG Phone and its complete set of accessories can be yours for a total of $2129.
Asus RPG Phone is pitched as the ultimate gaming phone. Pre-orders for the device are live as we speak with a release date of October 28. The 128GB variants costs $899.
Asus ROG Phone comes with a 6-inch 2160x1080p 90z AMOLED display. The display is capable of gaming / mobile HDR. In terms of hardware under the hood, the phone is built to compete with some of the best handheld gaming devices out there.
We have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU optimized for Asus ROG Phone. The graphics are powered by Andreno 630 GPU. Since this is a flagship device, Asus felt the need to add the Sony IMX363 12MP camera for those post “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” selfies.
Other notable gaming-centric features include Two AirTriggers, haptic feedback, GameCool vapor-chamber cooling, mounting for cooling or docking accessories, side-mounted ports, and RGB lighting.
The full list of Asus ROG Phone Accessories and Prices
- Phone case – $60
- Gamevice controller – $90
- Professional dock – $120
- Mobile desktop dock – $230
- WiGig dock – $330
- TwinView dock – $400
As you can see, gaming on this device isn’t cheap at all. While hardcore mobile gamers would love to get their hands on everything for over $2000, this phone would be a hard sell to console and PC gamers. For the base price alone, $899, you can buy both Xbox One X and a PS4 Slim 500GB model.
Meanwhile, an RTX graphics card can be arranged for PC gamers for $899. However, the handheld market is one of the largest in the world so it doesn’t really need to cater to console and PC gamers.
Still, as a PC gamer myself, I would love to get my hands on a decent handheld device. If only the price was a bit lower.