Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus which is an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform which was introduced earlier this year. The company has said that this chipset will be present in mobile devices due in the second half of this year. ASUS has confirmed that its ROG Phone 2 will be the first to feature the Snapdragon 855 Plus.
ASUS is one of the few smartphone manufacturers who have put a gaming smartphone on the market. Its ROG Phone has been slowly making its way to more markets across the globe. The company has now revealed that it will soon be releasing this handset in India. Customers in the country will be able to purchase it starting next week.
ASUS unveiled its ROG gaming smartphone at Computex 2018 but the company is yet to release the handset in other markets across the globe. A teaser posted on the official ASUS Twitter account suggests that the ROG Phone U.S. launch could take place later this month. No further information has been provided about this by the company so far.
The ROG Phone is aimed at serious mobile gamers. It ships with an overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 8GB of RAM. The handset has a price tag to match but it appears that the company might have developed a slightly more affordable version of the handset. Chinese regulatory agency TENAA has revealed that there are two versions of the ROG Phone with 4GB and 6GB of RAM.
Popular titles like PUBG and Fortnite have given a new life to mobile gaming which has resulted in more and more smartphone manufacturers coming out with their very own gaming smartphones. ASUS has jumped on that bandwagon today as well with the launch of its ROG Phone at Computex 2018. This is the company’s first smartphone that has been built specifically for mobile gaming.