Remember ASUS’ answer to Razer Phone, the ROG Phone Gaming Smartphone? Well, if you are looking forward to it, we have news for you. Good news, that is. It is now available to pre-order in Stateside through ASUS Store, Amazon, as well as Microsoft. If you want one, be ready to shell out at least 900 bucks because, a 128 GB model will require you to drop $899.99 and if you want the larger storage of 512 GB, you are looking at no less than $1,099.99.

ASUS ROG Gaming Smartphone

Shipping is expected to happen later this month. We are a bit late on this, but for the sake of knowing, when the news was out, it came with a news of a free ROG Phone Case for the first 50 customers who pre-order it on Amazon or Microsoft, or the first 25 who pre-order it on ASUS Store. My guess is, they are probably gone. For one, ASUS Store indicated that the 512 GB model has already been snapped up. The accessories that were showed off together with the announcement in July are not available yet, but they will be “in the coming weeks.”

ASUS ROG Gaming Smartphone

Here’s a refresher of what the ROG Phone Gaming Smartphone has to offer:

• 6” IPS FHD+ Full View Display (2160×1080) 90Hz, 1ms response time AMOLED display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 – Octacore 2.96Ghz
• 8GB LPDDR4X RAM; 512GB Storage
• 4000mAh Battery and support Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging
• 8MP Front Cameras / 12MP with OIS/EIS+ 8MP Wide-angle Rear Cameras
• Dual Nano SIM slots (Dual SIM dual standby)
• Programmable ultrasonic AirTrigger touch sensors gives you 2 extra fingers for gaming
• ROG GameCool 3D vapor-chamber cooling system
• Side mounted USB-C & 3.5mm ports with external AeroActive Cooler accessory
• TwinView Dock, Mobile DesktopDock, GameVice Control (sold separately)

Last checked, Amazon is accepting pre-order for the 128 GB model, but not the 512 GB. ASUS Store, on the other hand, is peddling the 512 GB variety. However, as noted earlier, it appears to be sold out at the time of this writing. While we may not have handled the device yet, it does appear to us that the device is seriously gaming-centric. One such “gaming-centric” design feature is the USB charging port which it has two. The extra port is located at the side, so you can charge it as you game away without the cable getting in the way. Interesting, eh?

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ASUS ROG Gaming Smartphone

Images: ASUS.

Source: Android Headlines.

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