ASUS ROG Android Gaming Phone Teased With Physical Controller

The Android gaming smartphone set to launch as part of the ASUS ROG brand next week is now being teased in an even more revealing manner than before, with the Taiwanese original equipment manufacturer recently taking to Twitter to share the render seen above. The main implication of the image is that the upcoming handset will be retailed with or alongside a physical controller which will feature what's essentially a holster meant to house the device. A single front-facing camera can also be seen on its top bezel though it's presently unclear what the orange accent next to the sensor is meant to highlight; while it's shaped like a wide display notch, the ASUS ROG smartphone in question doesn't appear to feature such a cutout, with its top bezel appearing to be relatively regular-sized.

While the teaser isn't necessarily perfectly representative of the final product, the controller in question also doesn't have any visible physical buttons, making it unclear what kind of design ASUS opted for. The device itself will continue the trend of gaming handsets targeting the mainstream audience that was revived late last year with the launch of the Razer Phone. Since then, both Nubia and Xiaomi-backed startup Black Shark launched their own mobile gaming gadgets. This year's iteration of Computex is running from Tuesday to Saturday, June 5 through June 9. The ASUS-made smartphone targeting mobile gamers will be officially announced at a conference taking place before the trade show itself opens its doors to the general public, with the firm scheduling the event for Monday, June 4.

The latest edition of Computex is also expected to see the introduction of a number of other gadgets appealing to smartphone enthusiasts, including the world's first 512GB microSD card from American storage company PNY Technologies. Taiwanese tech giants Acer and HTC may also debut new products at the event, whereas ASUS's announcements are likely to encompass much more than just a single Android smartphone geared toward gamers.

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