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Asus ROG Phone India launch highlights: Price, specifications, features

Asus’ gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone will launch in India today. Here are the live updates from the Asus ROG Phone launch in India.

By Marcia Sekhose | Nov 29, 2018 12:46 IST

Asus on Thursday launched its much anticipated ROG Phone in India. Asus ROG Phone packs flagship specifications and gaming-centric features.

Asus ROG Phone will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting today. It is priced at Rs 69,999. Accessories for the ROG Phone will be available soon.

Asus’ new smartphone comes from the company’s gaming division, Republic of Gamers (ROG), and it was first launched earlier this June. It comes with Snapdragon 845 processor, a 6-inch AMOLED display, 4,000mAh battery and Quick Charge 4.0.

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Here are the live highlights from the Asus ROG Phone launch.

12:42PM IST

Wrap up

Asus launched its ROG Phone in India today. The gaming smartphone comes with Snapdragon 845 processor, 6-inch AMOLED display, 4,000mAh battery and more. Asus ROG Phone is priced at Rs 69,999, and it will go on sale starting today exclusively via Flipkart.

12:35PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Price

Asus ROG Phone is priced at Rs 69,999. Asus is offering no cost EMI on the ROG Phone for 12 months on all credit and debit cards. In partnership with Flipkart, Asus is offering complete mobile protection plan at Rs 999. Asus is offering Reliance Jio users 4GB data per day with Rs 5,000 cashback. Sale for the ROG Phone starts today via Flipkart. The accessories will be available soon.

12:29PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Accessories

Asus ROG Phone has multiple accessories including the Gamevice controllers, TwinView Dock, and mobile desktop dock. The ROG Phone also comes with a dedicated modular phone case. The AeroActive Cooler will ship with the box.

12:24PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Camera

Asus ROG Phone sports dual 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras, and an 8-megapixel front camera.

12:22PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Audio

Asus ROG Phone has two front speakers with dual NXP smart amplifiers. The ROG Phone supports hi-res audio and Qualcomm aptX. The ROG Phone will ship with Asus ZenEar hi-res earphones.

12:20PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: AirTriggers

Asus ROG Phone has three ultrasonic AirTriggers which can be mapped for different actions while gaming. These AirTriggers give haptic feedback while gaming in landscape and portrait mode.

12:18PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Display

Asus ROG Phone features a 6-inch AMOLED display with HDR capability with 1 millisecond of pixel response time.

12:16PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Design

Asus ROG Phone flaunts Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top, and Gorilla Glass 5 at the rear. It has IPX4 rating for splash resistance.

12:15PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Battery

Asus ROG Phone packs a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support. Asus says that the ROG Phone charges 60% in 30 minutes. The ROG Phone uses adapter-based charging which helps in safer and cooler charging.

12:13PM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Performance

Asus ROG Phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor which is speed binned to 2.96GHz. It features a three layer cooling system inside the phone offering 60% more cooling efficiency. It has a heat sink plate at the rear for additional cooling. Asus is also offering an AeroActive Cooler for extra cooling on the ROG Phone.

12:08PM IST

Asus x Gameloft

Nitin Goel, country manager at Gameloft India continues with the launch of ROG Phone in India. Asus has partnered with Gameloft for the launch of ROG Phone in India. There are over 200 million mobile gamers in India.

12:06PM IST

Asus’ Republic of Gamers

Asus’ gaming division, Republic of Gamers focuses on gaming desktops, laptops and accessories. It also hosts gaming tournaments where its dedicated ROG team take part. Asus has a few ROG stores in India including one in Bhubhaneshwar, Orissa. The ROG Phone will be the first phone from ROG.

12:04PM IST

Asus ROG Phone launch begins

Dinesh Sharma, head of mobile business at Asus India, starts the launch of the ROG Phone in India.

11:56AM IST

Asus ROG Phone: First gaming phone in India

Asus’ ROG Phone isn’t the first of its kind, but it is the first to come to India. There has been a slow but popular trend in gaming smartphones with the likes of the Razer Phone, Xiaomi’s Black Shark and Nubia’s upcoming gaming phone.

11:49AM IST

Asus ROG Phone: Design elements

Asus ROG is covered with glass on the front and back. It has a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 up front and a 3D Gorilla Glass at the rear. The smartphone houses the iconic ROG logo at the rear whose LED colour can be changed manually according to the user’s choice.