ASUS CEO Jerry Shen told the press that it can be "expected" that the company will release a smartphone designed for gaming. The comment was made at the opening of the firm's 100th retail store in the Philippines.
In an interview at the opening of Asus Philippines’ 100th store (reported by astig.ph), Asus’ Global CEO Jerry Shen said that it can be “expected” that the company will release a phone designed for gaming. Unfortunately, there’s no word regarding a potential release date for this hypothetical device.
It perhaps isn’t surprising that Asus would want to release a gaming phone. After all, the company already has experience in the PC gaming industry due to its Strix and Republic of Gamers brands.
A growing number of companies are targeting smartphone gamers but it's a hard sell. Most Android games are playable on pretty much all mid-to-high-end smartphones, as game developers want to target an as large audience base as possible. Basically, the need for a gaming smartphone isn't high.