ASUS ROG Phone to arrive in the Philippines soon, release info coming at ESGS 2018


There was a time when the idea of a gaming smartphone sounded utterly ridiculous. What’s the point of a phone that’s built specifically for mobile gaming? Don’t all new flagship models come with pretty much the same level of mobile gaming ability?

Times have changed. With how big mobile gaming has now become, it only makes sense for smartphone companies to try and cater to the growing mobile gamer population. And of all the tech companies that are working in the gaming industry at the moment, none other than Asus seems to have taken the opportunity to release a proper gamer’s phone seriously. And so that’s how they came up with one of the most hotly-anticipated handsets of this year, the ROG Phone.

After it was first unveiled at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan earlier this year, the biggest question that arose was: when exactly is it going to drop? Well, its release date is surely forthcoming. And it looks like Asus is finally going to reveal it for the first time, for prospective buyers in the Philippines.

The company has just sent out a press release with the intention of teasing the arrival of their ultra-powerful gaming smartphone. “It seems that the long wait for the ROG Phone is coming to an end soon,” it said. It looks like the release info will be released at a certain time in a certain place.

That is, on October 28th, during this year’s ESports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) at SMX Convention Hall, Pasay City, Asus will finally reveal when exactly the ROG Phone will make its appearance in the Philippines.

The company hasn’t revealed much else apart from this — that it plans to update those who might be waiting on the ROG Phone with release info at ESGS 2018. But it wouldn’t surprise us to find the ROG Phone on display at the event somehow, and perhaps even showcased out in the open for a public hands-on.

If the ROG Phone is the kind of smartphone that you’re into right now, you might want to check out ESGS for a chance to see and even paw at it. If you want to know when exactly it will be out for real, it might be a good idea to attend that event as well. Check back here for more info as we get them.

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