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DESPATCH – A month after Computex 2018 where ASUS unveiled their first gaming-oriented smartphone (the ROG Phone), one thing wasn’t present at that time – the smartphone’s price.

READ: This could be the price of that ASUS ROG Phone

Now, online shopping website GearBest had this listing first indexed by Google with a price, which you can see below. As of this writing, the listing has been taken down, and updated to just accept arrival notice, but there are still bits of information like the price which are still indexed by Google.

The initial listing shows the price for the 8GB + 128GB configuration, without the optional accessories costing at around a whopping US$1.310,41 or PhP~70k. Now, the GearBest listing are now only accepting arrival notice, or simply an interest check for those who are interested on getting the phone from them. The listing also contain all information about the ROG Phone, seemingly geared up for a sooner availability.

READ: ASUS just unveiled the ROG Phone – here’s what you need to know

ASUS might not want to sell the phone for this price however, as recent data and statistics shows that phones that costs more than $1000 aren’t likely to be popular on most customers – but like what we’ve said before, the ROG Phone is catered towards a niche market – for gamers, and power users alike.

Specifications and Features

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Model:ASUS ROG Phone
Display:6-inch AMOLED display, 108% DCI-P3 coverage, HDR supported, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 1ms response time, 90Hz refresh rate
CPU/SoC:Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core @ 2.9GHz (Speed-binned)
GPU:Adreno 630
ROM/Storage:128GB / 512GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
Rear Cameras:12-megapixel Sony IMX363 1.4um, 1/2.55” w/ f/1.8 Night HDR, OIS/EIS, PDAF + 8-megapixel 120-degrees wide-angle
Front Camera:8-megapixel f/2.0
Battery:4000mAh with HyperCharge technology
Connectivity:Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go (OTG)
3.5mm headphone jack
Network Bands:4G/LTE/Gigabit LTE, 3G (HSDPA), 2G (GSM)
SIM Slot:Dual SIM
Sensors:Fingerprint sensor (rear), GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
OS/Software:Android Oreo 8.1
(Zen UI 5.0)
Dimensions & Weight:Size: 158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm
Weight: 200g
Protection / IP Rating:Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Other Features:Stereo speakers with smart amplifier, Hi-Res Audio support, DTS Headphone:X, and AptX
Aura RGB lighting and AuraSync Support
GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system, AirTrigger force haptic feedback