ASUS ROG Gaming Phone is Flipkart Exclusive in India, All Set to Launch on November 29

The powerful gaming-optimized ASUS ROG Phone will officially arrive in India on November 29 as Flipkart exclusive smartphone. Here are the details.

0
ASUS ROG Phone India Launch

The ASUS ROG Phone will soon arrive in India. The eagerly awaited powerful gaming Android smartphone will sell exclusively on Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart.

ASUS launched a revolutionary new Android gaming smartphone back in May 2018. The ASUS ROG Phone is one of the highest-end premium flagship smartphones that sports gaming centric features. The smartphone’s ability is indicated by the highly coveted Republic of Gamers or ROG emblem the ASUS ROG Phone proudly wears. Asus’ elite Republic of Gamers or ROG sub-brand never compromises on specifications, and the ASUS ROG Phone is no exception.

ASUS ROG Phone India Launch Date Confirmed

ASUS is gearing up to launch the ROG phone in India. It is the world’s first gaming smartphone to feature a 3D vapor-chamber cooling system to dissipate the heat generated after prolonged gaming sessions. The ASUS ROG Phone will launch in India next week on November 29, 2018. The company recently sent out media invites for the launch event. The invite clearly mentions the company will launch the ROG Phone, and has added the tagline #GameChanger Coming to India.

Subsequent to teaser image, ASUS India’s official Twitter handle tweeted about the impending arrival of the ASUS ROG Phone in India. The Tweet has an interesting but short video which highlights the ‘AirTriggers’ feature of the ROG Phone. The video shows a gameplay in action with the player using the side mounted triggers which are usually available on gamepads that come with dedicated gaming consoles. The Tweet also educates about the AirTriggers by mentioning they are driven by, “ultra-sonic areas on the ROG Phone that can be linked to any action in the game.”

The ASUS ROG Phone will exclusively sell on Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart. Incidentally, Flipkart has already put up a dedicated landing page that advertises the device. However, the website does not indicate the final selling price or the actual availability.

ASUS ROG Phone India Pricing, Availability

The ROG Phone currently sells in the U.S. Even the base model gets 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory. It retails for $899.99, which roughly translates to around INR 65,000. The top end variant packs 8GB RAM and 512GB internal memory. It costs $1,099 or about INR 79,000. Interestingly, the 512GB wasn’t available in the U.S, until very recently. It is quite likely ASUS may slightly reduce the pricing of the ROG Phone in India to attract buyers. Needless to mention, the pricing is certainly on the higher side, but ASUS is targeting a rather small group of end customers who want nothing but top-end gaming hardware.

The ASUS ROG Phone will launch in India on November 29. However, there’s no confirmation about actual sell dates of the ROG Phone. It is possible Flipkart may begin taking pre-orders for the ASUS gaming smartphone.

ASUS ROG Phone Specs, Features

The ASUS ROG Phone comes with a 6-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 1080 × 2160 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 10000:1 contrast ratio.

The current Qualcomm flagship processor, the Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with Adreno 630 GPU, and 8GB RAM, powers the ASUS ROG Phone. Surprisingly, the phone also packs capable imaging hardware. The rear dual camera setup consists of 12MP + 8MP sensors, while there’s a 12MP front-facing unit.

A large 4,000mAh battery, vapor cooling, external active cooling fan adapter add-on, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi, USB Type-C port, NFC, and 3.5mm headphone jack sum up the rest of the highlights of the ASUS ROG Phone.

The ASUS ROG Phone will compete against Razer Phone and Xiaomi’s Blackshark. Interestingly, even the Xiaomi’s POCO F1 packs similar hardware, but costs way less.