ASUS ROG Phone launched in India for Rs. 69,999 – AMOLED 90Hz HDR display, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM
The Asus ROG Phone has just been launched in India by Asus for Rs. 69,999. The phone is one of the most publically well recieved gaming phone with a best of all worlds kind of thing going on. For starters, it has an AMOLED display with a high refresh rate of 90Hz. If you haven’t looked at a high refresh rate display yet, it will definitely blow your mind since the smoothness that you see in real life is a thousand times better than a normal display that we find on smartphones. The display also supports HDR content and it can play Gaming HDR as well as Mobile HDR thanks to a dedicated chip for the phone.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by the current Snapdragon flagship, the Snapdragon 845 which is coupled with 8GB RAM. But the Snapdragon 845 being used here is different from the others and it is factory overclocked to 2.96GHz while a normal Snapdrgaon 845 in a OnePlus 6T is clocked at 2.8GHz. This gives the phone some extra boost to run the games more smoothly.
To keep the overclocked chip cool, the phone comes with a new GameCool system that has a copper heat spreader and a 3D vapor chamber that diffuses the heat amazingly well.
The phone screams gaming as the design is very gamey looking and it also has an RGB back log for ROG – the flagship name for Asus’s gaming components. The phone is certified by WiGig for 802.11ad 60GHz WiFi with both 2×2 MIMO and WiFi Direct. It has dual USB Type-C ports which allows you to add a few accessories to help you while gaming.
Everything on the phone is powered by a 4000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging so you can expect 0 to 60% within just 33 minutes and it takes an hour to charge the phone up to 85%.
Asus ROG Phone (ZS600KL) specifications
- 6-inch AMOLED 90Hz display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels; 18:9 aspect ratio; 1ms response time; 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut; 550 nits brightness; Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection; 10,000:1 contrast ratio; Gaming HDR; Mobile HDR
- 2.96GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 processor
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
- 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ROG Gaming X mode UI
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- 12MP rear camera with dual pixel sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, LED flash, 83° field of view, PDAF, 4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization, AI Scene Detection, secondary rear camera with 120° wide-angle lens
- 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84° field of view
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dual front-facing 5-magnet speakers with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier,Hi-Res audio, DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone, Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology, FM Radio
- Splash-resistant (IPX4)
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ) / 802.11ad 60GHz, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC
- 4000mAh battery with 10V 3A fast charging; 30W QuickCharge 4.0; PD 3.0; Direct Charge adapter
Price & Accessories
You get the following accessories to choose from but keep in mind that these accessories are to be purchased separately.
- Professional Dock – Rs. 5,499
- GameVice (Joy stick) – Rs. 5,999
- TwinView Dock – Rs. 21,999
- Desktop Dock – Rs. 12,999
- ROG Phone Case – Rs. 2499
The phone will sell exclusively on Flipkart and it comes in Black color. You can buy the phone for Rs. 69,999 and you get benefits worth Rs. 5400 from Jio and Flipkart is also throwing in a complete mobile protection worth Rs. 5999 with the phone. The other accessories cost extra and the price is mentioned above.