Published: Wed, July 24, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Asus ROG II Smartphone Has Some Insanely High-End Specs

Asus ROG II Smartphone Has Some Insanely High-End Specs

ASUS ROG Phone 2 is another gaming phone that can offer something new and fast to avid mobile gamers.

The phone's new technical details raise the bar, especially the integration of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with 12 GB of RAM.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus under the hood features 12GB RAM and up to 512GB storage, while the main camera is 48 megapixels.

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 has a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit HDR, Gorilla Glass 6 protection (on the back too), 1ms response time, a 49ms touch latency (lowest on any phone), and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. Those who opt for the lighter UI will still be able to access the ROG II Phone's gaming features via the ROG app.

Gaming phones started becoming a trend a year ago and Asus had one: The ROG phone.

It has stereo front-facing speakers with DTS:X 7.1 surround sound, an NXP 9874 Smart Amplifier, a 24MP front-facing camera, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Better yet ASUS has introduced the gamer-infused ROG Kunai Gamepad, effectively turning the ROG Phone II into a super-powered Nintendo Switch.

There's now no word on price although The Verge is reporting that it will start from $899 when it arrives in September. There are many things that you can do with the Asus ROG Phone 2. Powering the device is a massive 6,000mAh battery which Asus claims will allow you to play PUBG Mobile for 7 hours straight. This gave an indication that there will be new gaming phones coming soon and sure enough, we have.

The price of the phone is yet to be revealed, but it will be in the same ballpark as the original ROG Phone as was promised earlier by ASUS. Previous generation AeroActive Cooler on the first ROG Phone. It has a 120Hz refresh rate which I believe is the first for OLED phones in the industry. There is also support for 30W ROG HyperCharge as well as Quick Charge 4.0. From that iconic ROG logo illuminating at the back to razor cut design and handy grip, Asus as excelled at the level of commitment towards its ROG Phone-series. Moreover, users can customize the settings for each game, such as deciding whether to run 120Hz mode or to enable the high-performance X-mode. These controllers can also be attached to the phone via a bumper and mount the whole setup on the new TwinView Dock II. That it's probably you'll perchance perchance also secure the identical outmoded Pro Dock (veritably a USB dongle with loads of the largest PC sockets), plus a WiGig Expose Dock Plus for casting your mobile hide to a TV over high quality, low latency wireless connections.

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