Wednesday, April 14, 2021

How to use Haptic audio on ROG Phone 5

What is Haptic audio? Haptic audio is an advanced function which can turn important sound effects in the game into vibration. Available on ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (ZS673KS) and ROG Phone 5 (ZS673KS).  Players can turn specific sounds (such as gunshots) into vibration when they touch specific areas to enhance the game's sense of presence. Launch a game, then swipe in from the left edge of the phone to call out Game Genie > Tap Haptic audio icon.

In the current version of Haptic audio, it supports two zones. If you want to set two touch zones, you can set the toggles for both zones to the on position, and adjust the size range of the touch zones by the slide bar below. The touch zones are presented in a circle and can be moved to specific positions on the game screen. For example, set the circle on the fire button, to achieve vibration for gunshots.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

ASUS unveils ROG Phone 5 Series

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 10, 2021 —ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled the powerful new ROG Phone 5 series and a lineup of gaming headsets and accessories at the For Those Who Dare virtual launch event. The event also featured a live all-star showmatch for leading gaming influencers from around the world to compete against each other.

ROG Phone 5 series, including ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, is the latest and most powerful incarnation of the world\^ds most advanced gaming smartphone. Unleashing the power of the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform with advanced 5G communications, ROG Phone 5 series offers a 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified display from Samsung, an upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system and a monster 6000 mAh battery. ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate also boost user experiences with the cutting-edge ROG Vision, a novel rear matrix display that shows animations in tune with the phone’s status.

“The ROG Phone 5 series is the ultimate gaming smartphone for the best mobile gaming experience,” said ASUS co-CEO, S.Y. Hsu. “It continues the legacy of ROG Phones as the leading gaming smartphones with exceptional performance, displays, audio, control and battery life.”

For incredible gaming audio to complement ROG Phone 5 series, the lineup also includes ROG Strix Go BT, a gaming headset that delivers exceptional wireless audio for immersive gaming experiences; ROG Cetra II, gaming headphones with Active Noise Cancelation, a USB-C® connector and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) drivers; and ROG Cetra II Core, gaming headphones with LSR drivers and extensive multiplatform compatibility.

The For Those Who Dare launch event brings the world a legendary new gaming smartphone with incredible peripherals and a crowd-drawing influencer all-star showmatch, demonstrating the ROG ethos of daring to push boundaries and lead mobile gaming as well as the entire global gaming ecosystem.

ROG Phone 5 series

The ROG Phone 5 series is powered to win by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform featuring advanced 5G communications. The upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system along with the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate ensure maximum performance is available for any gaming scenario. For ultra-smooth and ultra-responsive gaming visuals, the ROG Phone 5 series is equipped with a Samsung-built 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified display with an industry-leading 300 Hz touch sampling rate and ultra-low touch latency. Gamers can play longer with the ROG Phone 5 series thanks to the monster 6000 mAh battery, and the phones come with a 65-watt HyperCharge adapter that tops up the battery in the shortest possible time. The ROG Phone 5 series continues the ROG built-for-gamers design philosophy with ROG Vision, a never-before-seen rear matrix display — available exclusively on ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate — that shows customizable animations in response to a variety of system and in-game events. ROG Phone 5 Pro features a color ROG Vision display, while ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has a monochrome version. There are also massive enhancements to the pioneering and still-unrivaled AirTrigger 5 control system, and the powerful GameFX audio system has also been overhauled to deliver even more captivating sound.

ROG Phone 5 modular accessories

ROG Phone 5 Modular accessories

Several modular accessories optimize gameplay experiences on ROG Phone 5 series. ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad adds console-like gamepad controls to ROG Phone 5 series, and for extra protection and style, the ROG Lighting Armor Case gives the gaming smartphone a striking appearance and features Aura lighting.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

How to change screen refresh rate

Only applicable to ROG Phone series. The operating steps and the options will vary based on the specification and the Android OS version of the phone.

Change Refresh Rate ROG Phone and Zenfone

In Settings and games, you can customize the screen refresh rate. To change the Refresh Rate: Swipe down from the top of the screen to access Quick Settings > tap Settings icon > Display > Refresh rate > select your desired refresh rate.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

ROG Phone Hardware Test

Your Android device holds a large amount of information about its hardware and system that an average user might find difficult to access. But if you know ROG Phone 1, ROG Phone 2, ROG Phone 3, and ROG Phone 5 secret codes, it's helpful for testing your hardware if you bought new ROG Phone or used one. In this test you can almost tests all function of your ROG Phone such as Fingerprint, Bluetooth, WiFi, Gyroscope etc. 

How to Perform Hardware Test on ROG Phone:

  1. Open Calculator
  2. Type .12345+=
  3. Then SMMI Test Interface will pop up
  4. Then you can choose Test all, or Single test to test specific function

Video Detail Tutorial


Thats all the Tutorial How to test your Hardware on ASUS ZenFone / ROG Phone.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

ROG Phone 5 launch for 10th March

 At the start of February we reported on sources pointing to a March/ April launch for the Asus ROG Phone 5. Just ahead of the weekend Asus cast doubts aside (over the naming and launch date) revealing an official countdown page for this premium gaming phone. So, yes it is going to be the Asus ROG Phone 5, skipping the v4 for cultural / superstitious reasons (is Apple going to be worried about the iPhone 13?). This is slightly earlier than most were expecting, even the leaksters. It is more typical for Asus to launch a new gen ROG Phone in the summer.

You can see the official ROG Phone 5 countdown page here, and there is a Twitter teaser too, with a video, but it is hardly worth checking out as it doesn't provide more information of substance just a short video animation. Nevertheless, I have embedded the video below for your convenience.

The launch / unveil event takes place at 7pm Taiwan time, 11am GMT, on Wednesday 10th March. This is going to be an online event, and you can watch it via the countdown page at the time stated. It will also probably be available to watch via social media channels.

There are expected to be two versions of the Asus ROG Phone 5, a premium version which will for the first time cost approx US$1,000, and a less elaborate and less expensive option available to deliver the core experience. Otherwise, specs you can look forward to include: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 8 to 16 GB of RAM 6.78-inch AMOLED screen Triple rear cameras 5G support 6,000mAh battery with 65W charging Asus promises to release or tease more information about the ROG Phone 5 between now and launch.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Asus looks for smartphone boost with ROG Phone 5, ZenFone Mini

Asus launched the ROG Phone II and III in July of 2019 and 2020, respectively. However, industry sources are pointing towards a launch for the ROG Phone 5 this March/ April. Furthermore, there is talk of the firm testing the market with a ZenFone Mini later in the year. Both the new ROG Phone and compact premium device are attempts by Asus to turn around its smartphone business this year.

According to DigiTimes, Asus shipped fewer than expected devices in 2020. We all know laptops and larger screened devices have sold well during the Covid-19 pandemic but mobile devices in general haven't fared so well, at least for Asus (Apple has no complaints). Asus insiders also grumbled about shortages of major device components.

Asus smartphone income generation has been broken down to show the relative performance of older models and its latest models. According to the source older smartphones generated NT$0.5 billion in profit in Q4 2020, while the newer devices didn't do so well, precipitating a net loss of NT$1.23 billion. (1 billion NT$ = 26 million GB£)

As well as accelerating the rollout of the new ROG Phone to March/April, there is talk that it will be somewhat more expensive than its predecessors. Previous ROG Phones have been firmly under the US$1,000 line, but it looks like Asus is preparing to break this barrier with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 powered device coming in a few weeks time. Yes, 888 is a lucky number in Chinese culture, while Asus seems to have skipped the ROG Phone 4 due to tetraphobia.

Previous leaks of ROG Phone 5 features have been in the news in recent weeks. One particularly interesting one is that it will feature an 'AniMe Matrix' display on the back, carrying over the idea/style from the ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop.

There isn't much information about the Asus ZenFone Mini. A Japanese Asus fan blog reckons that the upcoming Mini will be just one of the new ZenFone 8 models coming later in the year. Like Apple's iPhone 12 Mini the device should appeal to those wanting to minimise the pocket payload of their mobile phone, without having to resort to a feature phone or much older device. However, one warning light for Asus is that in the Apple iPhone models sales mix as we ended 2020, the Mini seems to be the least favoured of all.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Enable Smart Key on ZenFone 7

What is the difference between Smart key and normal Power key? Smart key is more than a Power key. It combines the function of Power key, fingerprint sensor, and some customized features, such as: open apps, execute specific app shortcut, etc. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access Quick Settings > tap the Settings icon > Advanced > Smart key > to adjust or activate desired functions.

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