ASUS ROG Phone 2 came to life today, being unveiled officially and it’s everything you expected and more. The latest gaming phone from ASUS has a huge 6000 mAh battery and also a Snapdragon 855+ CPU inside. It surprises us with the ZenFone 6 camera at the back and we have more details below.
We don’t have pricing details yet, or a clear release date for the international market. We do know however, that the smartphone will go on sale in China this week, together with a bunch of optional accessories, controllers and cases. The smartphone uses the best of the best components, like the freshly announced Snapdragon 855+ and the UFS 3.0 storage.
Its diagonal is bigger than the first ROG Phone and all accessories, docks and joysticks have received a 2.0 version. The screen has been upgraded to 120 Hz, HDR 10 bit and 240 Touch sampling rate and aside from the troller used to carry accessories, there’s also a Fashion Bag. There AURA lighting is here to stay via the back logo and the phone is obviously made of glass and metal, with a triple cooling solution, based on a 3D Vapor chamber, heatpipe and a cooler.
There are capacitive controllers on the side, buttons basically, plus two vibrating motors inside as well as quad microphones and a multi antenna system. The huge 6000 mAh battery comes at the expense of a 240 gram machine, which honestly doesn’t feel as heavy in real life and I’m saying that after having tried out the phone in real life, for our sister channel GSMDome.com.
I’m expecting a $1000+ price for the device to be honest and a target audience of eSports buffs. You can find more details there and a full specs list and accessory list below:
Full specs list:
- Display: 6.59 inch, AMOLED, 2340 x 1080, 120 Hz, 1 ms, HDR 10 bit, 240 Hz touch sampling rate
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
- RAM: 12 GB LPDDR4X
- Storage: up to 512 GB, UFS 3.0
- Battery: 6000 mAh
- Camera: Back: 48 MP + 13 MP (ultra wide); Front: 24 MP
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac/ad, GPS dual band, custom connector for accessories, USB Type-C, audio jack, NFC
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie
- Others: in display fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, 2 vibration motors, 4 microphones
- AeroActive Cooler II
- Aero Case
- Twin View Dock II
- ROG Kunai GamePad
- Mobile Desktop Dock
- Pro Dock
- WiGig Display Dock Plus
- ROG Lighting Armor Case