Asus’ bonkers gaming ROG Phone is coming to the US after its debut at Computex earlier this year. The phone follows Razer’s first foray into gaming phones and features a 90Hz display along with a 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It starts at $899 and will be available to preorder through the Asus Store, Amazon, and Microsoft on October 18th, although Asus hasn’t announced a shipping date yet. The phone’s accessories will follow later this year and are priced as follows:
- $229.99 for the Mobile Desktop Dock
- $399.99 for the TwinView Dock
- $89.99 for the Gamevice Controller
- $329.99 for the WiGig Dock
- $119.99 for the Asus Professional Dock
- $59.99 for the ROG phone case
As The Verge’s Vlad Savov noted in his initial impressions, accessories are a major part of this phone’s release. Sure, you could just game on the phone, but you’ll probably want the gamepad setup and the ability to stream directly to your TV. This phone might be wildly impractical, but nonetheless, it’s worth giving a shout-out to the Asus team for all the effort that went into making a true gaming phone, complete with accessories and everything.
It’s a neat concept, but do you want to spend nearly $900 on it? You could buy multiple actual gaming consoles for that price, along with games.