Mobile gaming has certainly made a name for itself this past decade, going from an activity that people engage in to simply past the time while on the commute with games such as Candy Crush, to one that brings communities together in public with Pokémon Go, and now, Mobile Legends Bang Bang, a popular mobile game, is even being played at the Southeast Asian Games 2019 in the Philippines.
With the rise of mobile gaming, it will stand to reason that Asus is launching another gaming phone under their ROG phone brand.
The ROG Phone II is a veritable upgrade from 2018’s ROG Phone, with a better Snapdragon 855 Plus Platform processor chip and Adreno 640 GPU. This coupled with the 120Hz/1ms AMOLED display refresh rate ensures that gamers get a super-smooth, blur-free gameplay experience.
Helping to keep the phone cool is the Vapor Chamber cooling system, and the AeroActive Cooler II which is a mini fan that you snap onto the side of the phone.
And like its predecessor, the ROG Phone II comes with a slew of accessories that allow you to game like a true pro.
The TwinView Dock II provides you with a second screen, and the ROG Kunai Gamepad gives you greater control. When combined, you have something highly reminiscent of Voltron, which is pretty cool.
With most phones only coming with a 4,000mAh battery, Asus has chosen to give the ROG Phone II a 6,000mAh battery so users can now have longer gaming sessions while on the go. There is also 30W fast charging for shorter, safer charge times.
Pre-orders for the ROG Phone II will begin on October 1 those interested in pre-ordering the phone can register their interest with Asus first. The retail price will be announced on October 1 as well.
For those interested, here are the Asus ROG Phone 2’s specifications:
|Model||Asus ROG Phone 2|
|OS||Android 9 (Oreo)|
|Processor||2.96GHz specially-binned Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 10nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor|
|Graphics||Qualcomm Adreno 640|
|Display||6.59″ 19.5:9 2340×1080 (391ppi) AMOLED True 10 Bit HDR 120Hz with 1ms response time|
500,00:1 contrast ratio
Front 2.5D Corning Gorilla 6 Glass
|Memory||12GB RAM LPDDR4X|
|Storage||UFS3.0 512GB, no SD card reader|
NTFS support for external HDD
48MP Sony IMX586 flagship sensor, Quad Bayer Technology (f/1.79)
13MP, 125-degree ultra-wide, real-time distortion correction (f/2.4)
24MP, Quad Bayer Technology (f/2.0)
|SIM||Dual SIM dual standby|
Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
|Dimensions||170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48mm|
|Availability||Pre-orders start October 1|
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