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Asus ROG Phone Will Not Be Updated to Android 10, ZenTalk Community Forum Moderator Confirms

Asus ROG Phone is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC which is also present in the Poco F1 that runs on Android 10.

Asus ROG Phone Will Not Be Updated to Android 10, ZenTalk Community Forum Moderator Confirms

Asus ROG Phone comes with ultrasonic AirTriggers

Highlights
  • Asus ROG Phone will not receive Android 10
  • The phone was launched in June 2018 with Android 8
  • Asus ROG Phone was updated to Android 9 in November 2019

Asus ROG Phone will not be getting Android 10, a moderator on the Asus ZenTalk community forum has confirmed. The phone was launched in June of 2018 at Computex and came with Android 8 Oreo. Then in November of 2019, the Asus ROG Phone was updated to Android 9 Pie, but now it has been confirmed that the phone will not be updated to Android 10. The ROG Phone was the company's first gaming centric phone and there have been two iterations since then with the latest being the Asus ROG Phone 3.

On the Asus ZenTalk community forum, a user asked for a timeline of when the Asus ROG Phone will be updated to Android 10. A moderator then replied that there is no plan for updating the ZS600KL – model number for the Asus ROG Phone – to Android 10. The phone was launched back in June of 2018 at Computex as the company's first gaming phone. It came with Android 8 Oreo and about a year and half later, in November 2019, it was updated to Android 9 Pie.

The ROG phone is a flagship from the brand, and so it is quite surprising that Asus has only pushed one major Android OS update to the phone that is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Poco F1, which also carries the same SoC, received MIUI 12 update based on Android 10 last October, which suggests that the SoC is not the reason why the update isn't being pushed to the ROG Phone.

With that said, while this information comes from a moderator on the community forum, Asus has not released a statement confirming the same.

Asus ROG Phone specifications

The phone features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with HDR support. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and the Adreno 630 GPU. It has a dual rear camera setup and a fingerprint scanner on the back as well. The Asus ROG Phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 on the bottom port and Quick Charge 4.0 (30W) on the side-mounted port. It also comes with ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors for additional shoulder buttons that can be used while gaming.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • AirTriggers are useful
  • Great performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Useful second Type-C port
  • Bad
  • Video stabilisation could be better
  • ROG UI won’t appeal to everyone
Display 6.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android 8.1
Resolution 1080x2160 pixels
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