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(Pocket-lint) - Asus has announced a smartphone primarily dedicated towards gaming.

Seen as a major rival to the Razer Phone, the ROG Phone under the Republic of Gamers brand has a unique GameCool 3D vapour-chamber cooling system to keep it running smoothly no matter the graphical load.

There is even a detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost on top.

The phone is powered by a 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and Adreno 630 graphics.  And its display is AMOLED, with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 resolution.

It is HDR (high dynamic range) compatible, with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time for twitch mobile gaming.

The handset has side-mounted ports that work with clip-on game controls. And there are built-in, almost invisible, programmable AirTriggers and force feedback haptics.

Other add-on accessories will also be available as optional extras, including a TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld more and a Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop gaming. A Gamevice controller with WiGig dock will be available too, for big-screen gaming.

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The Asus ROG Phone was announced during the company's press event at Computex 2018 in Taipei. Pocket-lint is at the show to bring you all the news as it happens.

Writing by Rik Henderson.