ASUS launches ‘Republic of Gamers’ (ROG) store in Bangalore

Asus, today announced the successor to its last year’s gaming flagship smartphone, the RoG Phone. The newly launched RoG Phone 2 features the similar build and curved glass back as seen on the original RoG Phone. The device is also covered by Corning Gorilla Glass over at the front as well as back.

The ROG phone 2 features a 5.59-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The display also supports 10-bit HDR content and comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response rate, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855+ processor, clocking up to 2.96GHz and Adreno 640 GPU. It comes with up to 12GB RAM and up either 128GB or 512GB UFS 3.0 storage with no microSD card support. The phone is backed by a massive 6000mAH battery that supports 30W HyperCharge as well as the Qualcomm Quick Charge standards. Also, just like its predecessor, the phone features two USB Type-C port, one at the side with USB 3.1 Gen 1, fast charging (PD 3.0)  and the other one at the bottom with USB 2.0 along with the presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The ROG Phone 2 comes with an optional TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode and the Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming. The ROG Phone case accessory allows you to swap out the back cover to attach the AeroActive Cooler 2 without sacrificing drop protection. Other ROG Phone 2 feature include ASUS Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support. It is running on Android 9 Pie and comes with support for both RoG UI as well as the Stockish UI as seen on the Asus 6Z.

In the camera department, the gaming smartphone packs in the same optics as the Asus 6z, a 48MP(f/1.79)+13MP( 125° ultrawide) dual camera with primary 48MP being Sony IMX586 sensor, 1/2.0” sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size, 1.6 µm pixel size, Laser autofocus, Dual LED flash, 4K UHD recording. The camera modes include Auto (with HDR+ Enhanced), Portrait, Panorama, Super Night(via OTA), Pro (RAW file support / up to 32 seconds long exposure), AI Scene Detection in 16 types, 8 filters.and there is a 24MP shooter at the front for selfies with f/2.0 aperture.

The ROG phone also features an in-fingerprint scanner. Asus has also packed in a cooling system with carbon cooling pads which will help sustain peak gaming performance. They also come with an AeroActive Cooler 2 which clips onto the back and blows air over the phone to keep it cool. It features stereo haptic engine which provides detailed force feedback during games. Other features of the gaming phone include Front-firing speakers with DTS: Ultra support, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, Game Lobby, Quad-mic noise cancellation, and NFC.

ROG Phone 2

Pricing and Availability

The price of the device is yet to be known and the device will be launched in China tomorrow. The RoG Phone 2 is also expected to launch in India after the China launch. What do you think about this new gaming smartphone? Drop a comment and let us know in the comment section below, follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.


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Srivatsa Ramesh
Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.


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