Asus has today announced the launch of its latest gaming-centric smartphone, the ROG Phone 2. The smartphone comes loaded with a new design language coupled with some top-of-the-line specifications.
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at 3499 yuan (Rs 35,080 approx.) and the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant is priced at 5,999 yuan (Rs 60,145 approx.). There is asupreme version that will be available in Q4 for7999 yuan (Rs 80,181 approx.), and the esports Armor version with all the accessories is priced at 12,999 yuan (Rs 1,30,300 approx.).
The Asus ROG Phone 2 is backed by a 6.59-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels along with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The gaming phone features 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz response time along with 108 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut. The display also features 100,000:1 contrast ratio along with Delta E.
On the hardware front, the phone is the first to be powered by the latest 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor along with Adreno 640 GPU. It is backed by up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The company has introduced the side-mounted connector through which one can attach different gaming accessories to the gaming smartphone.
On the camera front, the phone is loaded with a dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 48-megapixel primary lens along with a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens with a 125-degree field of view. For the front, the company has added a 24-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone is loaded with dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra.
The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie, which is based on ROG UI. The ROG Phone 2 is backed by a 6000mAh battery and it supports fast charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0). On the connectivity front, it supports WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V 5.0 ( EDR + A2DP), GPS(L1+L5), GLO, BDS, GAL(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5), USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack and dual-SIM support. The phone measures 170.99x 77.6x 9.78mm and weigh 240 grams.