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ASUS ROG Phone getting its game on in the US this month

ASUS ROG Phone getting its game on in the US this month

As hoped and as expected, ASUS’ Republic of Gamers is bringing what is perhaps the most ambitious gaming smartphone to the US market. And it won’t be alone, of course, because the ASUS ROG Phone will also be coming with its entire range of accessories that make it more than just a gaming smartphone. And while interested mobile gamers don’t have to wait that long to get one, it also means they’ll have less time to save for what is, as expected, an expensive kit.

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ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

Some may see it as a quickly passing fad but Razer sees gaming smartphones as a potential cash cow. But that might just be because it remains uncontested in the US, where none of the other gaming phones are available. That may change this month if its potentially biggest threat arrives stateside. That seems to be the implication with ASUS’ invitation for an October event that has ROG Phone written all over it. Figuratively, of course.

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ASUS ROG Phone and all accessories come in a suitcase

ASUS ROG Phone and all accessories come in a suitcase

One of the most interesting smartphones of the year is finally about to ship. And, no, we don't mean the iPhone Xs, though that's definitely interesting, too. At least in the niche market of gaming smartphones, the ASUS ROG Phone probably takes the cake in design, functionality, and ambition. After months of waiting, ASUS is finally ready to start selling the smartphone, at least in Taiwan and the details are as crazy as the phone itself. ASUS' review "kit" for media includes so many thing that the entire package have to be shipped in a suitcase.

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ASUS ROG Phone cheaper variant sighted on TENAA

ASUS ROG Phone cheaper variant sighted on TENAA

Before the Galaxy Note 9 finally landed on the market, the smartphone stage was occupied by rather eccentric products like the Vivo NEX S, the OPPO Find X, and, of course, the ASUS ROG Phone gamers’ delight. Of the three, the gaming phone has yet to actually ship. But even before that happens, ASUS might already be doing its typical confusing dance. A certain ASUS Z01QD has popped up at TENAA with unmistakable ROG Phone traits but with slightly different specs and a hopefully different price tag.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is oddly thin: Here’s why

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is oddly thin: Here’s why

After revealing the Republic of Gamers Strix SCAR II yesterday, ASUS is back with another ROG-branded gaming laptop. This one, however, is a little strange. ROG is calling the Zephyrus S (GX531) the "world's slimmest gaming laptop," and while its overall thickness is certainly impressive (14.95-15.75mm), some interesting changes needed to be made in order to make sure everything is cooled properly.

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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II packs a big display into a small package

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II packs a big display into a small package

ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced a new gaming laptop, and this one has an interesting angle to it. Though the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) boasts a 17.3-inch display, ROG says that it's managed to pack that into a 15.7-inch chassis. The idea, of course, is to offer a big display with a smaller footprint than what would usually be required.

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ASUS ROG Phone hands-on shows its more than just about gaming

ASUS ROG Phone hands-on shows its more than just about gaming

While notches and bezels and, recently, elevating cameras have been the recent obsessions of the smartphone market, there was a brief period when they were eclipsed by what seemed to be a very niche line: gaming phones. From Razer to Xiaomi to ASUS to even Samsung, one manufacturer or another have put out or is rumored to put out a gaming-centric smartphone. It’s hard to deny, however, that the ASUS ROG Phone is perhaps the most curious one of all. And Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD, shares a hands-on of a working prototype that proves it’s more than just a gaming smartphone.

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ASUS ROG Phone is almost perfect but needs this one thing

ASUS ROG Phone is almost perfect but needs this one thing

The ASUS ROG Phone, the fourth in a new generation of gaming-centric Android smartphones, is going to be compared a lot with the Nintendo Switch. And, to a lesser extent, the Nintendo DS. On paper and at first blush, it definitely checks of the right boxes to sing to gamers' hearts. While we anxiously and excitedly await the time for a more in-depth review, we can already see how the ASUS ROG Phone could easily snatch the mobile gaming crown. That is, if ASUS can implement one feature that’s missing from almost all mobile gaming phones and accessories.

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ASUS ROG Strix Hero II and SCAR II laptops revealed for MOBA and FPS gamers

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II and SCAR II laptops revealed for MOBA and FPS gamers

ASUS Republic of Gamers is going hard at Computex 2018, announcing not only the new ROG Phone, but also two new laptops in its Strix gaming line. Those new laptops are the Hero II and the SCAR II, and though they're both fairly similar in terms of hardware, each one is targeting a specific subset of PC gamers.

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ASUS ROG Phone pulls out all the stops for Android gaming

ASUS ROG Phone pulls out all the stops for Android gaming

We've seen manufacturers announce a number of Android gaming phones recently, and now ASUS Republic of Gamers has decided to throw its hat into the ring. Today the company officially unveiled the ASUS ROG Phone at Computex 2018, and it seems like a pretty beastly device. In fact, it might even be a bit overkill given the current state of Android gaming.

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ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor is DisplayHDR 1000 certified

ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor is DisplayHDR 1000 certified

ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced ROG Swift PG27UQ, a gaming monitor featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR, a 144Hz refresh rate, and more. The new monitor is targeted specifically at gamers, bringing with it a typical "gaming" design complete with customizable lighting features. The company plans to launch the model next month, but has detailed all the features ahead of time.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus M uses expanding case for full-power GPU

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M uses expanding case for full-power GPU

ASUS Republic of Gamers is back with a new gaming laptop, the ultraportable Zephyrus M GM501. This model has a slim design with a unique element you won't find in competing models: a hinge that separates a bottom chamber, opening a large gap through which air can pass. This design enables the laptop to retain a slim size while keeping temperatures down, a vitally important aspect of any gaming system.

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