Asus has officially unveiled the ROG Phone 2 and just like its predecessor, it packs some impressive hardware to take on any task you can throw at it ease!
Product details of the latest gaming phone, which is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, have been shared. Another major upgrade comes in the form of a display with a 120Hz refresh rate, which means everything ranging from web browsing to gaming will be considerably more fluid.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 also comes with more powerful camera hardware, larger battery, and more storage capacity to name a few.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs ROG UI based on Android Pie, but users will reportedly get the option to switch to stock Android if they want.
The phone packs a 6.59-inch full-HD (1080 x 2340 pixels) AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 10-bit HDR support.
The panel has a contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 6. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus clocked at 2.9GHz, and pairs it up with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB UFS 3.0 of internal storage.
The phone will come in two storage variants – 128GB and 256GB. The ROG Phone 2 comes equipped with dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS: X Ultra support.
The ROG Phone 2 also brings improvements in the camera department, packing a 48-megapixel primary camera assisted by a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 125-degrees field of view, while selfies will be handled by a 24-megapixel front snapper.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor, hall sensor, ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, and an ultrasonic sensor.
Just like its predecessor, the ROG Phone 2 features USB Type-C port at the bottom and a side-mounted proprietary connector for the accessories.
The battery capacity of Asus’ next-generation gaming phone has also been increased, with the ROG Phone 2 packing a 6,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support. The dimensions of the phone stand at 170.99×77.6×9.78mm, and it tips the scales at a hefty 240 grams.
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