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Best flagship Android smartphones of 2018

Best flagship Android smartphones of 2018

It is done. This year’s Android players have now all shown their hand. With the shopping and holiday seasons fast approaching, it’s also time to make a decision on which of these phones to get. If you’re an Apple fan, the choice is almost clear (though you’ll have to decide between three prices). In Android land, however, you might easily be paralyzed by so many choices. To make that decision-making process a bit easier, here are some of this year’s best high-end smartphones, depending on what kind of experience you’re after.

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ASUS ROG Phone US pre-order available now, shipping next week

ASUS ROG Phone US pre-order available now, shipping next week

Mobile gamers take note. If you are still in the market for this year’s ultimate gaming phone, then your choice has just gotten a bit more complicated and more expensive. Perhaps one of the most eccentric smartphone this year, next to the elevating cameras, of course, the ASUS ROG Phone is making an appeal to PC gamers who want to experience the same look and feel on mobile as they do on their desktops and laptops. But while the ROG Phone may indeed be able to deliver, it’s an experience that won’t come cheap.

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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 Phone pre-order: this is how much it will cost

ASUS ROG Phone pre-order: this is how much it will cost

This year has seen some rather curious smartphones, like the OPPO Find X and Vivo NEX S. When it comes to curiosities, however, the ASUS ROG Phone probably takes the cake. No, it has no elevating camera but it does have an unorthodox design and a set of accessories that truly marks it as a gaming smartphone. ASUS has practically revealed all about it except its availability. Finnish carrier Telia, however, may have jumped the gun and revealed at least one critical piece of the puzzle, which probably shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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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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Top smartphones of Q2 2018: where things stand

Top smartphones of Q2 2018: where things stand

The year is half over and we’ve mostly seen all that year has to offer as far as smartphones go. Except, of course, for Apple new iPhones and Samsung’s last hurrah for the year. We already took a look at the premium phones that landed in the market in the first few months of the year and was admittedly at a loss for which one came out at the top. This quarter has its own roster with seemingly interesting personalities. Will a winner finally stand out? Let’s take a look.

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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 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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