Asus has launched its second-generation Gaming smartphone, ROG Phone II in India today. The company had announced the device back in July and they also announced a new variant at the IFA 2019 last month. The ROG Phone II comes with a 90Hz display, massive 6000mAH battery, a bunch of ROG accessories, and more. It will compete with other gaming smartphones like the Black Shark 2 and Nubia Red Magic 3 in India.
The ROG phone 2 features a 6.59-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 pixels by 1080 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 8GB or 12GB RAMand 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 with RoG UI.
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.
Pricing and Availability
- 8+128GB – INR 37,999
- 12+512GB – INR 59,999
- ASUS ROG 30W Charger – INR 1,999
- AeroActive Cooler II – INR 3999
- Professional Dock – INR 5499
- Lighting Armored case – INR 2,999
- Twin View Dock II – INR 19,999
- Mobile Desktop Dock- INR 12,999
- ROG Kunai Gamepad – INR 9,999
The ROG Phone II will be available from September 30th during the Big Billion Days sale.
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