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ASUS ROG Phone 2 Android 10 Beta starts now

ASUS ROG Phone 2 Android 10 Beta starts now

The ROG Phone and its current successor the ROG Phone 2 arguably represent the spirit of PC gaming transferred to mobile with their looks, specs, and accessories. They are also arguably the most expensive of the current generation of gaming smartphones and may also be burdened by ASUS' track record when it comes to Android updates. ASUS seems to be turning over a new leaf when it started the beta program for the ZenFone 6 last week. And exactly as many hoped, the ROG Phone 2's turn has come.

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ASUS ZenFone 6 Android 10 update inspires some confidence

ASUS ZenFone 6 Android 10 update inspires some confidence

ASUS is not a name that would immediately pop up in conversations about smartphones but it has two killer phones this year. The rather eccentric ZenFone 6 puts a new spin, or flip rather, to the popup camera design problem while the ASUS ROG Phone II definitely puts the game in gaming smartphones. But while ASUS has made impressive hardware this year, it has yet to prove it can pull off something similar with software. It may be trying to do exactly that with an Android 10 update rolling out to the ZenFone 6 now.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 teardown reveals one critical flaw

ASUS ROG Phone 2 teardown reveals one critical flaw

Gaming smartphones are designed for a niche market but many of them actually offer the same high-end features of regular flagships at almost half the price. ASUS' second stab at that market is perhaps the one exception. Yes, it does have one of the best combination of specs this year but the $900 price tag might scare off some mobile gamers into the arms of its rivals. Perhaps more damning, however, is the revelation of the ROG Phone II's one weakness, making it not only an expensive investment but also a risky one.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 durability puts external strength to the test

ASUS ROG Phone 2 durability puts external strength to the test

If you ask people what the best smartphone is this year, they might easily give name a Samsung Galaxy or an Apple iPhone or maybe even a Huawei Mate. Ask them what the most powerful smartphone is, however, and they might stumble a bit. While those premium phones do offer some of the best specs in the market, one phone tries to outdo them all in that game. Quite appropriately, that's the ASUS ROG Phone 2 gaming smartphone and JerryRigEverything is testing whether its strength doesn't just come from within.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 go on pre-order in the US

ASUS ROG Phone 2 go on pre-order in the US

Gaming smartphones still seem to be a thing, despite how many find the idea of a dedicated smartphone for gaming almost superfluous. At least for ASUS, Black Shark, Red Magic, and, for now, Razer, there is still some promise in that niche mobile market, which is why they keep on putting out new models every year, sometimes even twice a year. The latest to arrive is the ASUS ROG Phone 2 which is bringing an almost lethal combination of specs and feature with an equally lethal price tag.

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ASUS IFA 2019 lineup covers laptops, desktops, watches, and a new phone

ASUS IFA 2019 lineup covers laptops, desktops, watches, and a new phone

ASUS showed up at IFA 2019 with a slate of new laptops, desktops, and accessories in tow. Chief among these new devices are perhaps the new machines in ASUS's ProArt lineup, with ASUS calling the StudioBook One its "most powerful StudioBook ever." In addition to those, ASUS has also announced a new VivoWatch and a new business laptop in the ASUSPRO B9.

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Android 10 release dates and phone list

Android 10 release dates and phone list

A report today suggests Google's next OS update for smartphones called Android 10, or Android Q, will be released in the first week of September. This schedule fits with the phone list that's already been in play for the Android Beta program for the software that's just reached its final Beta earlier this month. All the Google Pixel phones are on the list, that's almost a given, but what other devices will get Android 10 right away?

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The best selfie phone yet just launched for $500

The best selfie phone yet just launched for $500

The ASUS ZenFone 6 is the world's best smartphone when judged SPECIFICALLY on selfie photos and videos. So why have I never heard of this phone, you might be saying to yourself right now. If you've only ever owned MacBooks or HP desktop computers your whole life, you might've never heard of the brand ASUS. If you're not a relatively adamant fan of Android (the mobile OS) in general, you'd be forgiven for not realizing that ASUS was and is still an Android smartphone manufacturer here in 2019.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 official specs confirm a beastly gaming phone

ASUS ROG Phone 2 official specs confirm a beastly gaming phone

Ever since Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus, ASUS has been teasing the ROG Phone 2. The ROG Phone 2 will be the first phone to leverage Qualcomm's souped up Snapdragon 855, but today, ASUS pulled the veil back entirely, revealing specifications for the incoming device. We already had some inkling that the ROG Phone 2 would be a beast of a phone thanks to leaks, but today's announcement confirms it.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 pictured, thicker and taller than any other

ASUS ROG Phone 2 pictured, thicker and taller than any other

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 was revealed courtesy of TENAA today, baring not just its front and back side, but its specifications, too. This phone is the second in a line of "gaming phone" devices from ASUS, a company that uses the brand "ROG" (Republic of Gamers) for their gaming-specific hardware. This second version is less akin to a follow-up to the first, and more like a "pro" or "plus" version of the original - it's a significant improvement in most hardware-based ways.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 leaked: The thumb I missed

ASUS ROG Phone 2 leaked: The thumb I missed

Today we're taking a look at the ASUS ROG Phone 2, a device that's not yet been officially revealed in detail by its maker. This device will likely be the predictable evolution of its predecessor, with a slightly larger display, a newer processor, and maybe an odd new feature or two. The original was marketed as a "gaming phone" and so too shall this one be - so what's the big deal?

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 beats Galaxy Note 10 to Qualcomm’s next big chip

ASUS ROG Phone 2 beats Galaxy Note 10 to Qualcomm’s next big chip

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus will power the second edition of ASUS' heavy-metal gaming phone, ASUS ROG Phone 2. What's that mean for the gaming phone world? It means a whole lot, if you're the sort of gamer that's all about the newest and most powerful gaming hardware.

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