Asus dedicates their sub-brand ROG (Republic Of Gamers) to gaming. They have some impressive laptops under its banner. Last year, the company launched its first gaming phone named Rog Phone. It packed some sturdy specifications to please mobile gamers.
They have launched the successor to the last year’s model with the name Rog Phone II. Although the phone hasn’t hit the Indian market yet, we got to know the specifications.
Asus Rog Phone II Goes Official; Happy News for Gamers
The Rog Phone proved its worth in the previous year itself. With the hefty features, it becomes one of the top options an ardent mobile gamer can pick. The company has upped the game this year.
The device features a 6.59-inch full-HD+ OLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate, 10-bit HDR support, and 1ms response time. In order to decrease the fragility, you get Gorilla Glass 6 on top of the screen. The phone runs on custom Rog UI on top of Android 9.0 Pie.
Under the hood, it packs a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor clocked at 2.9 GHz coupled with up to 12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 500 GB internal storage. In case you are conscious about the budget, you have the freedom to choose a 128 GB variant as well. The phone has dual front-facing speakers with DTS: X Ultra support.
For a mobile gamer, battery life takes the top of the priority list. That’s why Asus has increased the capacity to 6000 mAh. You can charge it fast with the support for 30 W Quick Charge 4.0. The hike in battery capacity takes a toll on the weight (it’s 240 grams).
As for the optics, the dual rear camera setup houses a 48-megapixel primary sensor alongside a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera of a 125-degree field of view. The front camera is a 24-megapixel shooter.
The device has almost all the necessary sensors including an in-display fingerprint scanner. The charging takes place through USB Type-C port and it has a side-mounted port for the peripherals. The surprising feature is the retention of 3.5-mm audio jacks.
The company also unveiled a custom controller and cooling fan. The gamepad (ROG Kunai) can be attached to the sides of the phone akin to connecting Joy-Con controllers of the Nintendo Switch. The pricing is still a misery. We don’t expect them to price it in the budget segment, though. The Indian launch event also hasn’t been confirmed.