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ASUS ROG Phone 2 camera performance is disappointing says DxOMark

ASUS ROG Phone 2 camera performance is disappointing says DxOMark

Following the footsteps of the Razer Phone, a few phone makers have started carving a niche gaming smartphone market that combined the usual high-end specs you'd see in premium flagships with a few gaming-centric touches. The ASUS ROG Phone, both the first and the current second-gen model, is arguably the most expensive of the group but while the ROG Phone 2 does have the makings of a topnotch gaming phone, it seems to have missed out on one of the most important aspects of modern phones today: the cameras.

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ASUS ROG and NVIDIA reveal 360Hz G-SYNC display made for esports

ASUS ROG and NVIDIA reveal 360Hz G-SYNC display made for esports

While graphics cards tend to get a lot of attention when it comes to PC gaming hardware, enthusiasts and pro players alike will tell you that the quality of your display is very important as well. You don’t have to go far to find a PC gamer singing the praises of high refresh rate displays, with many of them using either a 144Hz or 240Hz monitor instead of the more commonly seen 60Hz monitor. NVIDIA and ASUS ROG are taking things one step further today by announcing a 360Hz display that’s compatible with G-Sync.

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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 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 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 ZenBook, StudioBook, ROG laptops: the CES 2019 roundup

ASUS ZenBook, StudioBook, ROG laptops: the CES 2019 roundup

It’s that time of the year again when anyone and everyone in the tech world try to claim a piece of media attention in Las Vegas. And while it’s really a free for all in terms of consumer electronics, it is almost always an opportune time for computer makers to bring out their new wares. ASUS, of course, isn’t one to pass up that opportunity, and be it for serious work or for gaming, it has just the laptop for you.

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ASUS ROG Phone teardown reveals curious design

ASUS ROG Phone teardown reveals curious design

ASUS first and so far only gaming phone is truly a unique one even among the extremely few gaming smartphones in the market. From the accessories to the design, the ASUS ROG Phone definitely stands out from the outside. But is it all just smoke and mirrors are the differences even deeper? JerryRigEverything takes a dive inside the smartphone to see if everything checks out, especially the thermal management features.

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ASUS ROG Phone durability puts on the heat and the pressure

ASUS ROG Phone durability puts on the heat and the pressure

Gamers can be an unforgiving bunch. PC gamers especially expected their rigs to take anything thrown at them with aplomb. Mobile gamers are also starting to expect more from their smartphones and ASUS promises its ROG Phone, which could eventually replace its ZenFones, can take the heat. But can it take other kinds of stress? Fortunately, there’s exactly a man for that job.

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