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Asus ROG smartphone now available for pre-order at $900 USD

Asus ROG smartphone now available for pre-order at $900 USD (Source: Asus)
Asus ROG smartphone now available for pre-order at $900 USD (Source: Asus)
A special launch event is taking place today at the 5th avenue Microsoft Store with games and guest appearances from the eSports scene. Attendees will get the chance to play with the smartphone and even pre-order one in person.

The vaunted Asus ROG gaming smartphone is finally ready to hit store shelves and Asus is celebrating today with an open launch event at the 5th avenue Microsoft store in New York.

Two SKUs will be made available with 128 GB or 512 GB of storage. While the former will retail for $900 USD, the latter will cost an additional $200 USD for a whopping $1100 USD. There appears to be no other differences in specifications between the two options.

The October 18 launch event is free and open to the public from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT. As with most launch events, there will likely be games, prizes, and giveaways for those in attendance. The Asus event comes one week following Razer's own press event on the Razer Phone 2 in San Jose.

More information on the ROG smartphone can be found at the official product page here. The Android device is notable for its 6-inch AMOLED HDR touchscreen, 90 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time, Snapdragon 845 SoC, and vapor chamber cooler.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-10-19 (Update: 2018-10-19)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.