ASUS ROG Phone 2 Announced; 120Hz OLED HDR Screen and SnapDragon 855+

ASUS has officially announced the ASUS ROG Phone 2 which improves on its predecessor in every single way possible and might just be the best gaming phone out there.

Tech Specifications

  • ASUS ROG Phone II
    Dimensions 170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48mm
    Weight 240g
    Body Aura RGB lighting
    Display 6.6-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ (2340×1080), 120Hz/1ms AMOLED, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 108% DCI-P3, 10000:1 contrast, Gorilla Glass 6, dE<1, 10-bit HDR, capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch, SDR2HDR upsampling coming with Worldwide launch
    CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (1 x Kryo 485 @ 2.96GHz + 3 x Kryo 485 @ 2.42GHz + 4 x Kryo 385 @ 1.8GHz)
    GPU Adreno 640 @ 675MHz
    Storage 512GB UFS 3.0
    Battery 6,000mAh
    Software ROG UI (Android 9 Pie-based) with choice of stock Android-like UI
    Google ARCore support
    Front Camera 24MP
    Rear Camera(s) 48MP Sony IMX586 + 13MP (125° FOV)
    Audio 3.5mm headphone jack, Dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra, Quad mics with noise-cancellation, Voice wakeup
    Vibrations Dual high-end vibrating motors XYZ axis for surround feel
    Connectivity Wi-Fi: Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad (5G, 2×2 MIMO); Wi-Fi Direct; 802.11ad for low-latency wireless display
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 (EDR + A2DP); Profiles: HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
    GNSS: GPS(L1+L5), GLONASS, BDS, Galileo(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5)
    Ports Side: Customized connector (USB 3.1 Gen 2/DP 1.4[4K]/fast charging [QC 3.0 + QC 4.0/PD 3.0]/direct charge) – 30W HyperCharge
    Bottom: Type-C connector (USB 2.0/Fast Charging [QC 3.0/PD 3.0]/direct charge)
    Sensors Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, 2 x ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors
    Biometrics Optical under-display fingerprint scanner

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 will be the first phone to have the Snapdragon 855+ SOC. It also puts that chip to good use with a 120Hz OLED screen that rivals the Razer Phone 2’s screen which is a 120Hz LED screen.

Credit: GSMArena

It has an Adreno 640 which when paired the 855+ will run every game you throw at it which will look fantastic on the 120Hz screen. To help you game longer, the phone is packed with a 6000mAh battery.  With all these powerful internals, the phone is a bit heavy at 240g but it’s still not too heavy that makes it hard to use.

And since then it’s a gaming phone, the back has an RGB light and the accessories that can be paired with this phone are plenty. You can add controllers to the side like a Nintendo Switch with the ROG Kunai Gamepad or you can even add a second screen with the TwinView Dock II that has its 5000mAh own battery.

Credit: GSMArena

It also has another connection on the side of the phone which allows you to connect any peripherals or accessories to the phone without disturbing your hand grip as you play.

The reported release date for the phone is 23rd July and it’s expected price is Rs75,990.

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