Today, the Taiwanese company ASUS has just announced the ROG Phone, a smartphone that aims to capture the market. gamer. With a Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GBs of RAM, and up to 512GBs of storage, it's certainly not lacking in external features. What stands out most, however, is its AMOLED HDR screen with 90 Hz refresh rate.
This is not the first smartphone to target gamers. Razer released one last year with its Razer Phone and a display capable of 120Hz refresh rate (more than ASUS '). Smartphones are so powerful today that, given the ideal conditions, they can rival video game consoles. I have been able to experience it firsthand with the iPad and a Gamepad, which I share in this article:
And now, with games like PUBG Mobile, and Fortnite on smartphones, it makes much more sense to position yourself in this growing niche.. Fortnite on iOS has remained the most popular download since it came out in March, dwarfing casual gaming and ushering in a new era of serious gaming on mobile platforms. And now that Fortnite is coming to Android in the coming months, its popularity will only grow.
Another interesting aspect of the ROG Phone is that ASUS has planned to expand it with a series of Docks.. The device has special ports that allow us to connect it to a game controller (similar to Motorola's Gamepad), a Dock to be able to play mobile games on the desktop and more.
Essentially, we have a phone that does the same thing that Razer did late last year, but revamped with a Snapdragon 845 and a series of Docks that enhance the experience. However, it does not solve the main problem in Android, and it is the lack of games with which to enjoy so much hardware. IOS still has the clear advantage in quantity and quality of games (just name one: Fortnite). And iPads and iPhones continue to outperform any mobile processor on Android. Hopefully this new series of gamers phones will make developers start to focus more on the Android platform. The biggest differential offered by the ASUS phone is the series of peripherals such as the Gamepad made by Gamevice, the TV Dock, and the 90 Hz screen (which is what strikes me the most). Otherwise, it seems to be something we would get with a phone with a Snapdragon 845 processor.
Here are some videos that have come out on this smartphone: