Dedicated gaming phones started with the release of the Razer Phone. Though the device could not be as popular as Razer would have like, it started a trend in the industry. It was the first smartphone to ship with a high refresh rate display. Many other companies including manufacturers in the PC gaming segment started taking interest in the smartphone especially the gaming smartphone segment of the market.
The key characteristics of these ‘gaming’ devices were at the time their high refresh displays and flashy designs. Since high refresh displays have now become an industry norm the market for gaming phones has slowly decreased. Though, ASUS has been constantly shipping ROG phones for the last few years. The hype around the next ROG phone has been increasing for the last few days. A few hours ago, few images of the device were leaked and now a video is out on the internet.
According to a report from GSMarena, a video of the upcoming device has been leaked online. The front and back of the display can be clearly seen in the leaked video below. The highlight of this year’s device will be the secondary display on the back of the phone. The tiny display can show different kinds of patterns and notifications.
Coming to the front of the display, it seems only a few minor changes have been made this time around. Top and bottom bezels still house the stereo speaker system but the size of the bezels is norrower. In terms of internals, being a gaming device it is expected to be packed with a punch. It is expected to feature a 144Hz display powered by the mighty Snapdragon 888 processor and 6000mAh battery capable of fast charging at 65W.