ROG to Launch ROG Phone in the United States on October 18th

    ROG Phone

    Fremont, California (October 9, 2018) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces launch details for the ROG Phone, a game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. The ROG Phone will be available for pre-order on October 18th, during a launch event at the Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Attendees will be able to learn all about the new ROG Phone, pre-order one in-store, take part in a unique ROG Phone mobile challenge, and join teams to game with special guests Nick Eh 30 and Landon. The phone will be available for pre-order online at the ASUS Store, Amazon, and Microsoft, as well as in-store during the launch event, and will be available for the starting price of $899 USD. The full range of accessories available for the phone will also be available starting in Q4.

    ROG Phone

    With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core, and powered by the world's fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 GPU, the ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread. The ROG phone will be available with two different storage configurations; a 128GB and 512GB version.

    ROG Phone is built to win: its unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle, while its no-compromise AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals.

    The ultra-comfortable design of ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics — let gamers focus all their skills on the game, giving them the edge they need for total domination.

    ROG Phone Accessories

    The Mobile Desktop Dock will be priced at $229.99 USD, and allows gamers to connect ROG Phone to an external 4K UHD monitor, mouse and keyboard. ROG Phone can be used as an auxiliary display, hooked up to a wired gigabit LAN and drive a 5.1-channel surround-sound system via the SP/DIF output. A convenient mobile and desktop switch allows users to seamlessly transition from their phone to their desktop or gaming laptop, without having to adjust their current setup.

    The TwinView Dock, available for $399.99 USD, turns ROG Phone into a powerful dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience, or to allow for simultaneous viewing of a game map and gameplay at the same time - on supported games. As well as a 6-inch AMOLED (2160 x 1080) auxiliary screen that's great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication, it packs a front-facing quad-speaker system, two extra physical trigger buttons, dual-haptic force-feedback engine, an enhanced cooling system and a high-capacity 6000mAh extended battery pack.

    With the Gamevice Controller and the WiGig Dock — using 60GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi — ROG Phone morphs into a portable console, supplying a living room experience, with a full inventory of physical gaming controls and ultra-low-latency wireless display connectivity for a seamless big-screen gaming experience that's perfect for group viewing. The Gamevice Controller can be purchased separately, at $89.99 USD, and packs dual analog joysticks, left and right fire triggers and bumpers, a D-pad, along with A,B,X,Y and L3, R3 buttons. The WiGig Dock will be available for purchase for $329.99 USD.

    With the ASUS Professional Dock, users can connect their smartphone to a big-screen TV or monitor for a cinematic gaming experience. There's also a network port for fast, stable wired internet connections. The Gigabit Ethernet port lets users enjoy fast and stable wired network connections, while the USB ports allow users to connect a mouse and keyboard for a more comfortable gaming experience. The ASUS Professional Dock is available for $199.99 USD.

    The ROG Phone Case is designed to provide premium protection for the ROG Phone, keeping it safe from everyday scratches, knocks and bumps. It protects the entire phone, without hindering charging or access to the exclusive AirTriggers. The ROG Phone Case is available for $59.99 USD.

    ROG Launch Event

    On Thursday, October 18th, to kick off the fall season of ROG Arena, a weekly Friday tournament where users can interact with friends and teammates at Microsoft Stores all over North America to play popular games on high-powered ROG devices, ASUS will hold an ROG Phone launch event at the Microsoft Flagship Store, in New York City. Past ROG Arena tournaments have featured League of Legends, Overwatch, and Fortnite. The third season will feature Fortnite, dubbed Fortnite Fridays, and will start on October 19th. During the launch and the kickoff party, users will be able to enter and play in a friendly tournament, take part in a unique ROG Phone mobile challenge, and join teams to game with special guests Nick Eh 30 and Landon, in a live broadcast competition. The ROG Phone mobile challenge will be live broadcast via Nick EH 30’s YouTube account and Landon Play’s YouTube Live account as well as on the Mixer and ROG Twitch channel. In addition, ROG will be supplying major prizes to the first fifty entrants, fans who participate in the ROG Mobile Challenge, sign up for ROG Elite Rewards, and/or enter into the onsite raffle. ROG and Microsoft staff will be on hand to answer questions and interact with participants. Prior to the event Nick Eh 30 and Landon will be interviewed by Jon “FALLOUT” Kefaloukos.

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    AVAILABILITY & PRICING

    The ASUS ROG Phone will be available for pre-order online at the ASUS Store, Amazon, and Microsoft, as well as in-store at the Microsoft Store location on Fifth Avenue during the launch event starting on October 18th. The 128GB will be available for $899 USD and the 512GB version for $1,099 USD MSRP.

    As part of the launch, the first 50 customers will receive a free ROG Phone Case with their pre-order purchase of the ROG Phone at Amazon and Microsoft, as will the first 25 customers who pre-order via the ASUS Store.

    The ROG Phone accessories will be available in Q4, at the following prices:

    Mobile Desktop Dock $229.99 USD
    TwinView Dock $399.99 USD
    Gamevice Controller $89.99 USD
    WiGig Dock $329.99 USD
    ASUS Professional Dock $119.99 USD
    ROG Phone Case $59.99 USD

    Accessory availability to be announced in the coming weeks. For more detailed information, including updated where to buy information please visit the ROG Phone webpage, or contact your local ASUS representative.

    ROG LAUNCH EVENT INFO

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 18th 2018
    4:30 – 9:00 p.m. EDT
    Line starts at 3:00 p.m EDT

    WHERE:
    Microsoft Flagship Store
    677 5th Avenue
    New York, NY 10022

    HOW: Anyone is free to attend the launch event at the Microsoft Flagship Store. ROG Elite Reward Members will get special VIP access to the event, have a chance to meet the influencers, and receive exclusive event prizes. Find out how to become an ROG Elite Rewards member here.

    Unable to attend? The entire event will be livestreamed. Details about the livestream will be available on the ASUS North America Facebook page.