Next Gen Connectivity, Next Gen Gaming
- 13 Aug, 2020
So, whilst the world is undergoing a pandemic, this doesn’t seem to stump the growth and development of technology. With not much happening for Q1 and Q2 of 2020, where are we going with the fall of 2020? 5G seems to be the consensus of late, whether it be backwards or forwards with the footwork’s being laid, its certainly a forward motion for the mobile and tech gadget industry.
Samsung have unveiled their Note20 and Note20 Ultra, not to mention their S20 Ultra last year which was already 5G compatible and Apple with their soon to be iPhone 12? 11S? 11.5? Who knows, but will it be 5G compatible? Seems that no new release is complete now without the 5G hashtag.
ASUS has not disappointed either, welcome to their latest ROG edition. ASUS’s super impressive gaming division ROG which has rocked the world with PC gaming has done it again with their 3rd instalment of the ASUS phone.
What’s new here? How about a QUALCOMM SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ Octacore, 64MP camera, 8k 30fps video capabilities and let’s not forget the all-important 5G support from a DUAL Nano-SIM factor. Did we mention the super-smooth 144Hz 1ms 6.59inches display? You could easily forget how blurry your usual phone screen is after a short time with the ROG.
While is not all about progression, something which punters of other brands have been bashing about is the loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack, yes, ASUS seems to have jumped on this bandwagon. But unlike the others, ASUS has had the decency to include a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter within the box set so that you can continue to use your favourite headsets and also an AeroActive Cooler 3, ASUS’s answer to battling heat issues while you are battling in the immersive gaming experience from arguably what the pinnacles of mobile gaming have to offer. On the plus side, the Cooler does incorporate a Type-C port as well as a 3.5 jack to use.
While mobile gaming is more of a niche market of the mobile experience, it is no secret that this is also a growing segment which usually sees your average casual gaming crowd, but has started to hit hard on the more devoted and often professional mobile gamers of late.
These users have specific requirement and needs with their hardware choice and need whether it be from UI to hardware, or just generally the aesthetics, ASUS have strived to translate their PC gamers experience onto their mobile platform iteration.