After all the leaks, rumours, and teasers, the Taiwanese brand Asus has unveiled its latest and greatest smartphone called Asus ROG Phone 2. The company has made the device for both the gaming as well as high-end Android device users, the smartphone is also coming with really heavy specifications and a bunch of accessories, the best thing is the accessories which you guys purchase with the Asus ROG Phone 2, can able to use with the upcoming generation of the ROG Phone 2. The device is coming with lots of specialties like it is coming with the latest and newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, a massive 6,000 mAh battery, and many more So, without wasting any time let’s dive into the article to check out the complete specifications, pricing, availability, and other important things of the device.
Specifications of Asus ROG Phone 2
The smartphone sports a 6.59 inch AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution and offers a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, it also supports 10-bit HDR. The display also comes with 120Hz refresh rate with 1ms latency along with 60Hz and 90Hz, and the touch sensor has a sampling rate of 240Hz, the smartphone brand claims that it is the lower touch latency than the iPhone XS Max. The device is powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, which overclocks the Adreno 640 GPU to 675MHz for a 15% boost in performance. The device is coming with 12 GB of RAM along with Adreno 640 @ 675MHz and has 512 GB UFS 3.0 storage, it also has 3D vapor chamber to offer high-end performance (reduce throttling) while gaming. The device also has a second-generation AeroActive Cooler II which is four times quieter (24dB) and keeps the exterior of the phone cooler.
Moving to the camera department, the Asus ROG Phone 2 rocks dual rear cameras and that’s in the combination of a 48 MP camera with Dual LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.25″ Sony IMX586 sensor and a 13 MP secondary camera with 125-degree ultra-wide lens, f/2.4 aperture. The smartphone also has a 24 MP front camera and that is optimized for the landscape use. security, the smartphone supports optical in-display fingerprint scanner.
The smartphone is also coming with an Asus Crate, and that is a game launcher which will allow you to customize the setting for every game. Moreover, the smartphone also has the game Genie mode which will handle the notifications, incoming calls and locking the brightness.
The smartphone also features a front-facing stereo speaker with DTS:X Ultra support and Quad mics with noise-cancellation, which means it can simulate multi-channel audio. The smartphone also coming with improvements in the AirTriggers, which will allow the user to rest fingers on it, as a user can give the actual triggers and you will be able to tell when you press down along with the recognition of the new swiping gesture. Furthermore, it also has two vibration motors, that can be used in games like Asphalt 9 for directional haptic feedback.
It also has a tweaked version of the dual-screen TwinView dock and the clip-on AeroActive Cooler fan along with a new gamepad attachment which is dubbed as the Kunai. It comes with two split controllers which can be attached to the sides of the device into a separate joypad grip and this will offer more comfort. That’s not all, it can also be used as one of the docks – WiGig wireless display dock, Pro Dock or the Mobile Desktop Dock – to mirror on a TV.
Talking about the software, the smartphone comes with a near-stock UI and the game-focused ROG UI, it has the power of Android and comes with the latest builds Android 9.0. Regarding the connectivity options, the smartphone supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C port, 4G, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone is backed on a massive 6,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 technology. Finally, the smartphone also features the Aura RGB lighting.
Pricing and availability
The Chinese variant of the device will go on sale from July 23 and the global variant of the device will available by the first week of September. The 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage carries a price tag of CNY 3,499, while another variant (Enjoy Peace in Beijing) with the same memory configuration is priced at CNY 3,699. The classic version with 12GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 5,999, while a separate Enjoy Peace in Beijing version with an equal amount of RAM and internal storage will be yours for CNY 6,199. It will be available for pre-orders from JD.com, and the sale will start on July 31.