Have you ever lost in PUBG’s last circle due to your phone’s thermal throttling? Whether you are a pro gamer or simply want an upper hand playing with friends, you now have an option to get yourself superior hardware thanks to the growing number of gaming mobiles. A new addition to this market is the Taiwanese brand Asus’ ROG Phone 2. Released under the Republic Of Gamers brand, the latest phone promises to deliver no-compromise gaming performance. As opposed to the most recent phones with a slim body, the ROG Phone 2 looks quite hefty. This beast of a phone weighs in 240 grams. The phone has a metal body designed to please the gamers. It does, however, look more refined than the previous iteration. On the right-hand side, there’s a recessed area for heat dissipation, which looks like an outline of a switchblade. It also doubles up like a kickstand. Asus has also embedded a fancy RGB lighting system in the ROG logo. Unlike its predecessor, the ROG Phone 2 lacks a capacitive fingerprint sensor at the back. It has been swapped out for an in-display sensor.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Specifications
The Asus ROG Phone 2 sports a 6.6″ AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 resolution. These panels are known for vibrant colors and deep blacks making it an ideal choice for a gaming phone. On top of that, you get a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The display has a pixel density of 391 ppi. The panel also has 10-bit HDR support.
At the core is a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. According to the company, this new chip offers 15 percent GPU performance gains for better gaming performance. It features 4 Kryo Gold cores and four Kryo 485 Silver processing cores coupled with Adreno 640 GPU. To ensure that you don’t run out of memory, the device comes with a whopping 12 GB of RAM. The phone comes in 256 GB and 512 GB internal storage models.
On the photography front, you get a dual-camera setup. It comprises of a 48 MP IMX586 lens from Sony and a secondary 13 MP sensor. The main module supports OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and a combination of laser and PDAF mechanism. The other 13 MP lens delivers 13 MP wide-angle shots. Asus has also thrown-in dual-LED flash. For selfies, you get a 24 MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The ROG Phone 2 comes with dual SIM slots compatible with 4G VoLTE. It has dual front-facing speakers, 3.5 mm audio jack, two USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi ad 60 HZ, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, and NFC. The phone draws power from a 6,000 mAh battery with Asus’ HyperCharge 30 W charging. On the software, you get Android Android 9.0 Pie with near-stock UI, which is similar to that of the Asus 6Z. Plus, you get an option to activate the ROG UI themed for gaming enthusiasts.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Price And Launch Details
Asus has partnered with Tencent to launch the ROG Phone 2 in China. It will be available for purchase later this month. The global launch is expected to follow later. There’s a good chance that the global variant will feature slightly different specs. In terms of pricing, Asus has not given out any information.