If you like to game on a smartphone, but wouldn’t mind a bigger screen, Asus has a solution for you: a new portable gaming monitor with its own built-in battery.
The ROG Strix XG16 is a 15.6-inch monitor slated to go on sale in December. Asus introduced it today alongside its upcoming gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 3.
The monitor is designed to easily fit in a backpack. Pull it out, hook up your smartphone via the monitor’s USB-C port, and you’re ready to game. The product also comes with a kickstand in the back, allowing you to easily prop it up on a table, in portrait or landscape mode.
The ROG Strix XG16 features an IPS panel, which has a 1080p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. According to Asus, the monitor’s 7,800mAh battery can last for up to three hours on a single charge. The display also comes with a micro-HDMI port, enabling it to become a second monitor for your PC.
“One USB Type-C port supplies power to the monitor and another Type-C port lets you connect to handheld devices such as a smartphone or a Nintendo Switch,” the company added. “If you’re connecting your phone via USB-C, the XG16 will supply power to the device to keep it charged while you game.”
Don’t worry about sound. The display comes with two front-facing speakers, along with a headphone jack. If you’d like to hook it up as a traditional monitor, Asus plans on selling a tripod stand with it.
There’s no word on how much the monitor will cost. But a 17-inch version, the XG17AHP, is on sale now for $495 or $599 with the tripod.
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