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First looks: The ASUS ROG Phone boasts beastly specifications and actually useful features

Razer revived the idea of a gaming phone last year with the Razer Phone, but that phone turned out to be an awkward proposition because it wasn’t immediately clear what made it a phone for gamers. Other than the 120Hz screen and maybe the Game Booster app, its specifications and design didn’t seem too different from other flagship Android phones at the time.

So when ASUS first announced the ROG Phone, my initial reaction was scepticism. However, that appears to have been misplaced, as the ROG Phone appears to be a gaming phone with actual gaming features.

That may seem like an obvious statement to make, but the Razer Phone has shown that we should take proclamations of so-called gaming phones with a pinch of salt.

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