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If you're looking for the ultimate Android gaming phone on the market, the ASUS ROG Phone II is now available to purchase in the United States... and it actually costs less than a new Apple iPhone 11 Pro. The smartphone is priced at $899, which undercuts the iPhone 11 Pro by $100 (it's also $200 cheaper than the iPhone 11 Pro Max). That price will get you a 6.6-inch Full HD+ (2340x1080) AMOLED 10-bit HDR panel with a speedy 120Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate can be adjusted from 60Hz to 120Hz on command from Settings, and can even be set on a per-app basis. Powering the smartphone is Qualcomm's current top dog SoC: the Snapdragon 855+. This beastly chip features boosted CPU and GPU... Read more...
What appear to be the first real images (read: not renders) of ASUS's upcoming ROG Phone II have found their way to the web, and in the process, reveal a carbon copy physical design compared to the first generation variant. At least as it pertains to the front of the phone, we are hard pressed to spot any changes. More on that in a moment. Here is what we know about the ROG Phone II. It will have a 120Hz display, up from a 90Hz, bringing it in line with competing gaming phones like the Razer Phone (released in 2017) and Razer Phone 2 (released in 2018). ASUS also recently confirmed that the ROG Phone II will rock a newly minted Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor. The plus variant is essentially... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Qualcomm announcing an enhanced version of its mighty Snapdragon 855 system-on-chip (SoC) called the Snapdragon 855+, ASUS has confirmed that it will be implanting the new chip into its upcoming ROG Phone II. This will give the handset some additional grunt for gaming, compared to the regular Snapdragon 855 that is so commonly found in today's flagship phones. In case you missed our previous coverage, the Snapdragon 855+ is basically a bolstered version of the non-plus variant. It is still an octa-core SoC with a main "Prime" core, three high performance cores, and four efficiency cores, and it continues to be built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. However, the Prime... Read more...
Smartphones specifically designed for gaming are a relatively new phenomenon in the mobile space, but interest is growing from consumers. One of the first players to enter the market was Xiaomi with its Black Shark, and the company later followed up with the Black Shark Helo this past October. Now we're learning that Xiaomi is coming back for a third time with another dedicated gaming phone. The folks over at XDA-Developers stumbled upon a Weibo post by Xiaomi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas in which he remarked about how fast the upcoming device will be. Thomas also reached out to enthusiasts for their input on features that could make their way to the production version... Read more...
Razer may have popularized the idea of an Android phone built primarily for gaming with features to match (such as a fast 120Hz display), but it is no longer the only one cranking these kinds of handsets out. A few others have joined in the fun. More companies will be jumping on the bandwagon too, including Samsung, if the rumor mill is to be believed. We have already heard that Samsung is supposedly developing a gaming phone under its Galaxy brand, one that will join the likes of the Razer Phone (now in its second generation), ASUS ROG Gaming Phone, Nubia Gaming Phone, and Xiaomi Blackshark. Samsung will be entering what is starting to become a crowded field. What's new, however, is a rumor... Read more...
The stakes in the gaming smartphone arena are getting higher as more players enter the field. Razer got the ball rolling with the Razer Phone, and since then we've seen entries from the likes of Xiaomi and even ASUS. Back in April, Xiaomi revealed the original Black Shark gaming phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 6-inch Full HD+ display. Now, the company is teasing the release of the Black Shark 2. Xiaomi isn't giving us many details on what to expect with the smartphone other than to say that all will be revealed on October 23rd, which is next week. However, a TENNA listing for the smartphone reveals that the dual-camera setup on the rear has... Read more...
Samsung is working hard to claw its way back to the big profits it enjoyed in years past. An oversaturated smartphone market and competition from Chinese rivals like Huawei and Xiaomi have meant lower sales figures for the South Korean company. One segment that seems to be booming of late is for the gaming-specific smartphone. A new rumor is making the rounds that Samsung is looking to get into the gaming smartphone market. That should come as no surprise at all; the company seems to have a device for every type of user. The tweet below comes from a source that reportedly has a good track record with smartphone predictions. No evidence is cited, so a big grain of salt should accompany this news.... Read more...
Smartphones aimed squarely at a gaming audience are quite rare, with the most prominent example being the Razer Phone, which was released last year with a 5.7-inch 120Hz Sharp-manufactured display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a whopping 8GB of RAM. However, Nubia is looking to potentially one-up the Razer Phone with its own gaming smartphone. The new Nubia smartphone is powered by the new Snapdragon 845 processor, which will be featured in all of this year's hot flagship devices. As expected, it touts 8GB of RAM and comes with a generous 128GB of internal storage (a microSD slot can further your storage if you need it). Other specs include a fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, and... Read more...