Asus ROG Phone 2 Launched, Features 120 Hz AMOLED Display And 6000 mAh Battery
ROG Phone 2
120 Hz Refresh Rate
Snapdragon 855 Plus
Android 9 Pie
48 MP, Sony IMX586
30 W HyperCharge
802.11 ac Wi-Fi
3.5 mm Audio Jack
Dual USB C Port
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Following the success of its original gaming smartphone, Asus has launched the ROG Phone 2. Like its predecessor, the newly launched device has unique features that make it stand out of the bunch. Few of those features include an enormous 6,000 mAh battery, UFS 3.0 storage and the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Specs and Features
The front of the Asus ROG Phone 2 is dominated by a 6.59 inch AMOLED display that has Full HD+ resolution. The display panel has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a response time of just 1 ms (millisecond). Noteworthy, it is the world’s first handset to feature an AMOLED display of this high refresh rate.
Under the hood, the Asus Rog Phone 2 is kitted with the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC which has 4 percent higher CPU speed and 15 percent high GPU speeds than the standard variant that is found on devices like the Redmi K20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 (US and China Variant). The chipset consists of an Octa-Core CPU with the prime core being clocked at 2.96 GHz and the Adreno 640 GPU which is clocked at 675 MHz.
The Asus Rog Phone 2 has a single 24 MP camera on the front and dual rear setup which is comprised of a 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor and a 13 MP sensor with an ultra-wide viewing angle of 125 degrees. The device can also capture 2160p videos from the rear setup and 1080p videos from the selfie sensor.
As previously mentioned, the Asus Rog Phone 2 is powered by a mammoth 6,000 mAh battery which supports 30-watt fast charging. In terms of memory and storage, it has 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.0 memory. Besides the Asus Rog Phone 2, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the only commercially available to pack this super high-speed storage chip.
Other notable features of the Asus Rog Phone 2 include an In-display fingerprint sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack, dual front-firing audio speakers, quad microphones with noise cancellation support and LED-lit logo on the rear. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, GPS, NFC and dual USB Type C ports for charging, data syncing and connecting accessories.
Speaking of accessories, Asus offers a whole host of these. Some of the accessories purpose-built of the ROG Phone 2 include an Active Cooler with inbuilt fan, TwinView dock, attachable gamepad and mobile desktop dock.
The smartphone runs on the latest Android OS which is 9 Pie. For the first time, Asus allows the user to select between two different UI which include the customised ROG UI and bloatware-free ZenUI which was last seen on the ZenFone 6. Talking about ROG UI, one noteworthy feature of the ROG Phone 2 includes “X mode” which is Asus marketing term for a gaming mode.
Like the Google Pixel 3, the ROG Phone 2 also supports toggling apps by simply squeezing its sides. However, unlike former, Asus’ offering does allow to manually configure apps based on the user’s wish.
To sum it up, Asus ROG Phone 2 is an absolute beast of a smartphone which is targetted towards gaming enthusiasts. While the mass consumers may find it a bit bulky and heavy as per their liking.
The price of the smartphone is not yet revealed and will be publicised on the 23rd of July at a joint event held by Asus and Tencent, developer of PUBG.