ASUS rumored to be working on gaming-ready smartphone

ASUS could compete with Razer Phone in the gaming smartphone market, could debut soon.

Published Mon, Feb 12 2018 9:51 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Razer lit up the mobile gaming world with their Razer Phone last year, a gaming-focused smartphone the featured a crown jewel: a super-smooth 120Hz display.

ASUS rumored to be working on gaming-ready smartphone |

The latest rumor is that ASUS will be teasing a new gaming smartphone during MWC 2018, inside ASUS will be using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 with a cooling system that will let the Snapdragon 845 hit max clocks and not throttle. We should expect a beautiful Zen-like design, 6GB or more of RAM, and more.

ASUS could call it the ROG Phone, keeping its first gaming-focused smartphone under the Republic of Gamers branding would be a nice nod to PC gamers that love ROG products. We'll hear more at MWC 2018, and report back with the latest as it happens.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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