ASUS is a company known for their laptops, both for personal and gaming purposes. However it seems that ASUS plans to take that gaming experience and apply to a smartphone, or at least that’s what’s been implied by the company’s CEO Jerry Shen during an interview at the opening of Asus Philippines’ 100th store.

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According to the interview reported by astig.ph (via Android Authority), Shen was quoted as saying that it can be expected that ASUS will release a smartphone designed for gaming. A release date or specifics of said device was not mentioned, which means that we’ll probably have to practice a bit of patience until then.

This news isn’t particularly surprising because like we said, ASUS has experience releasing gaming-specific products in the past, such as laptops, so applying that experience to smartphones doesn’t really come as a shock. There also appears to be a growing trend of gaming-focused smartphones, like the Razer Phone and the Xiaomi-backed Black Shark that was recently launched.

We’re not sure if there is really a need for a gaming smartphone since for the most part, they use the same high-end hardware as flagship phones. It is unclear if this is a trend that is expected to stay or if it could end up like glasses-free 3D phones which sounds cool on paper, but in practice perhaps less useful than imagined.

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