Asus ROG Phone 2 announced with Snapdragon 855+ SoC and a 120Hz AMOLED display

Asus ROG Phone 2

Asus, the Taiwanese company will be launching “Asus ROG Phone 2” smartphone with the model number ASUS_I001DB tomorrow i.e. on 23rd of July 2019.  ROG (Republic of Gamers) is a sub-brand of Asus that solely caters to the gaming hardware. After years of experience in the gaming PCs and components, the brand unveiled its first gaming smartphone, Asus ROG Phone in 2018. A year later, we have the successor ROG Phone 2, with lot more smart specifications and user-friendly interface.

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Asus ROG Phone 2 is the first phone to feature a processor with Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC. The new chip offers to deliver 15% faster graphics performance than the existing Snapdragon 855 SoC. ROG Phone 2 features a display of 6.59-inch full HD+ OLED display and runs on Android 9 Pie-based ROG UI. The display supports the world’s first 120Hz AMOLED panel, Optical under-display fingerprint scanner. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.96GHz and is backed-up by a 5,900mAh of battery. It comes with a RAM of 8GB and internal storage of 12GB. The smartphone also comes in 128GB, 512GB AND 1TB storage variants too. The smartphone sports a dual rear camera setup with 48MP as a primary sensor and 13MP as the secondary sensor along with a couple of LED flash units. It also has a 24MP selfie camera and features various connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ad GPS

Game centric features:

  • The phone dons an Aura RGB lighting, resembling most other gaming rigs
  • Dual front-firing speakers with DTS:X Ultra boost
  • Four mics with noise-cancellation
  • Dual vibrating motors at an XYZ axis giving a surround feel
  • Customized connector on the side
  • Heat dissipation vents, 3D vapor chamber
  • Ultrasonic, pressure-sensitive Air Trigger buttons with reduced vibration latency (20ms)

The accessories announced includes:

  • ROG Kunai Gamepad
  • ROG Lighting Armor Case
  • Aero Case
  • AeroActive Cooler II
  • TwinView Dock II
  • Mobile Desktop Dock
  • Pro Dock
  • WiGig Display Dock Plus

Price and Availability:

The Chinese model will be launched tomorrow i.e. on July 23rd followed by a worldwide release in the first week of September. For now, there is no information on price. The price will be announced tomorrow at the time of launch.

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