ASUS launches ROG Phone with 90 Hz OLED Screen

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Alright the last one from ASUS for today, ROG Phone is a new 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. A phone with GameCool 3D vapor-chamber cooling system, yes....

    ASUS launches ROG Phone with 90 Hz OLED Screen
     
  2. Embra

    Embra Maha Guru

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    Rog this, Rog that .... A whole lot of ROGging going on.

    I really like using my phone as a phone and browser/email. This is a bit much for me.
     
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    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Well...it has GameCool 3D vapor-chamber cooling system in it so it must be good! Nah i keed. But really is there a market for this?
     
  4. RooiKreef

    RooiKreef Master Guru

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    This might just be the worthy upgrade from my iPhone.
     

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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Maybe it's just me, but that's a silly phone.
     
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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Neah, it isn't just you. It has RGB LED's too. Happy middle-schoolers I guess.
     
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    Sixtyfps Master Guru

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    I want one
     
  8. H83

    H83 Ancient Guru

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    This phone looks like it´s dedicated to the Guru3d crowd... All that´s missing is the option to overclock the damn thing!...
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Needs you to register at ROG probably, and then you need to root it :D
     
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    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    no mention about battery life or cost. i'm betting you it's silly money and poor battery time.
     

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    Dazz Master Guru

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    4000mhA battery so should be decent and you can change between mode also between normal and performance, and the AOMOLED should help cut power consumption a little more over LCD, I want one!, but yeah price is going to be silly, so it maybe i want but never get lol.
     
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    slyphnier Master Guru

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    that heat vapor fin on back of the phone interesting, wonder if it really improve heat dissipation compared to thick aluminum frame+glass back

    but again SD845 is 10nm... so dont think the phone going to be that hot even with continuous play
    so far all phone with 10nm SoC i own never go hot like 14nm one
    the highest probably around 60℃ at most in core.... battery / overal temp always below 40℃

    samsung s7 with 14nm often go nearing 80℃ on load

    but i dont think this phone have ip68 with those fin in back, if it have ip68 kinda interesting how they design the vapor with water resistance
     
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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    So, I imagine myself having this phone in that fancy dual screen case or whatever it is. Having it closed in pocket.

    I am walking, can I make call using just one hand to take it out of pocket, open it and touch all those areas required?
    I guess Not.
     
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    You are correct it's not IP68, it's only splash resistant. Even then take IP68 with a pinch of salt anyway my S7 started to act up with a bit of rain, took months to dry out the port before i could charge via USB so had to charge via wireless. So as far as i am concerned IP68 is worthless it's a meaningless sticker and certification.
     
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    Just think of using this phone with Steam Link app to play your PC games using your steam controller connected to the phone as well, i think it would look amazing. where can i buy one?
     

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    Test it 1st with your regular android phone. Steam Link has a lot of work to be done. They fixed quite a few bugs in last update. But controls are far from great.
    Test your intended game type. Without controller you can play games which are fully controllable with left mouse click. because right mouse click is done by 2 finger tap and I fail like 90% of those. It either registers as 2 separate LMB pressesor as RMB, but misses target.

    Secondly, playing that great looking game on so small screen, not so good. I think it would be best with phone capable to connect to monitor without MHL. Or if you have OTG HDMI.
     

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