Asus ROG Phone goes official in India, starts at INR 69,999


Asus ROG Phone finally gets official in the Indian markets. At INR 69,999 ($1,002), this is the priciest offering from Asus in India. The handset is available to purchase on Flipkart starting today, November 29.

Asus ROG Phone Price and Availability

Interestingly, Asus is offering schemes like zero interest EMI option for the handset in the country. The 12-month plan will set you back at INR 5,833 per month. You can avail the Complete Mobile Protection plan for INR 999. ASUS also has additional cashback offers for Reliance Jio customers.

Asus ROG Phone goes official in India, starts at INR 69,999

Also, the company will launch the accessories for the ROG Phone in the coming days. The Professional Dock will set you back at INR 5,499, and the GameVice will come at INR 5,999. Also, the TwinView Dock (INR 21,999), Desktop Dock (INR 12,999) and the ROG Phone Case (INR 2,499) will be available soon. The company is offering a free AeroActive cooler with the handset.

Asus ROG Phone Specifications

The Asus Rog Phone powers an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 845 coupled with 8GB of RAM. Further, the smartphone has a beautiful 6-inch AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms pixel response time. And, this is the only AMOLED panel on the market that has these properties.

Asus ROG Phone has a 6-inch, 2160×1080 AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, making it the only high refresh rate smartphone in India. The AMOLED display covers 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut. The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom skin designed especially for the gamers.

Asus ROG Phone goes official in India, starts at INR 69,999

Well, as far as the camera goes we’ve got a dual camera setup. Now this one has a 12 MP + 8 MP dual camera system, an 8 MP selfie snapper. Also, there is a whopping 4,000 mAh battery.

The ROG Phone has the company’s AirTrigger feature. Well, it uses ultrasonic touch sensors on the side and acts as shoulder buttons in-game by mapping them to on-screen buttons. The handset is the first smartphone that comes along with dual USB-C ports, one on the side and one on the bottom. Interestingly, the second USB-C port allows you to plug in your charging cable on the side while you’re playing. Only one of these supports fast charging.

Lastly, the smartphone has a ROG logo at back. And, it has an RGB illumination, and the rear of the phone is made out of Gorilla Glass.

Everything about the new Asus ROG Phone is flagship grade, but the high price tag will be a bar for the smartphone to get sales in India. At this price, people may prefer buying Galaxy Note9, and it is a better value for money than getting yourself a ROG Phone.