Asus ROG Phone II with Snapdragon 855 Plus and 120Hz Display Launched in India
Asus ROG Phone II, the successor to original ROG Phone, has been launched in India today. The Taiwanese electronics giant had already unveiled the phone in China in July this year and had promised to bring it to India as well. Asus also announced the phone at this year’s IFA earlier this month, marking its global rollout. The ROG Phone II, at its core, comes loaded with top-of-the-line specifications and features to offer an immersive and hardcore gaming experience. And apart from the changes on its inside, it appears very similar to the last year’s model. With that said, let’s dive in and have a look at its specifications and features in detail.
Asus ROG Phone II: Design and Display
In terms of design, the ROG Phone II is identical to its predecessor, and when kept side-by-side, it is hard to tell them apart. Asus says it has taken gamers’ perspective into consideration and incorporated gaming ergonomics and tailored solutions in the phone with landscape use in mind. It also says that it has opted for an all-screen design on the phone (with no notch) to offer more room for better sound fidelity and the front-facing camera and to minimize the risk of unintentional touches during intensive gaming.
On its front, the phone features a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2340×1080 pixels screen resolution, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top. The display offers 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch response, 1ms response, and 49ms touch latency. Asus says the ROG Phone II is the world’s first smartphone to come with a 49ms touch latency.
Asus ROG Phone II: Hardware
Talking about performance, the ROG Phone II comes with a 7nm 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with Adreno 640 GPU running under the hood. It includes 8GB/12GB of RAM LPDDR4X and 128GB/512GB of UFS3.0 internal storage. As for other hardware, the phone has dual front-facing speakers, DTS:X Ultra virtual surround sound, hi-res audio 192kHz/24-bit, quad microphone array, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. For connectivity, it has WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, dual SIM dual standby, NFC, 3.5mm jack, and USB Type-C.
To power everything, the phone includes a 6000mAh battery with 30W HyperCharge fast charging and support for 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter. It runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box with ROG UI running on top. The ROG UI comes with dark or light gaming themes and also features gaming apps and features such as Armoury Crate and Game Genie.
Asus ROG Phone II: Camera
For optics, the ROG Phone II sports a dual camera set up on the rear, which includes a 48MP primary Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.79 aperture and Quad Bayer Technology and a secondary 13MP 125 ̊ ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture and real-time distortion correction, along with an LED flash. Coming to the front, it includes a 24MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and Quad Bayer Technology.
The phone offers 4K UHD video recording at 30/60 fps on the primary rear sensor and at 30fps for the secondary ultra-wide sensor, in addition to 1080p FHD video recording at 30/60 fps and 720p HD at 30fps. Additionally, it also comes with 1080p slow-motion video recording at 120/240 fps and 720p at 480fps.
Asus ROG Phone II: Accessories
Asus also offers a bunch of accessories for the ROG Phone II to allow gamers to take enjoy the gaming experience to its fullest. Some of these accessories include –
- ROG Kunai Gamepad: a gamepad module system with three individual components Kunai Bumper, Kunai controller, and Kunai Holder, to offer more versatility.
- Twinview Dock II: includes a 6.59-inch 120Hz built-in AMOLED display with an integrated fan, a 3.5mm jack, a 5000mAh battery, and two-zone RGB LEDs.
- Mobile Desktop Dock: turns the phone into a desktop gaming rig by allowing users to connect a 4K UHD 60Hz display via HDMI or DisplayPort and add other essential components like a mouse, LAN port, etc.
- Professional Dock: offers the ability to connect the phone with more components like HDMI display, USB devices, charging cable, etc.
Asus ROG Phone II: Pricing and Availability
The ROG Phone II comes in 8GB/128GB and 12GB/512GB configuration and priced at INR 37,999 and INR 59,999 respectively. It will go on sale in India starting September 30 and will be available on Flipkart during the Big Billion Days Sale. [Check out our First Cut of the ROG Phone II to know more.]
- Asus ROG 30W Charger — INR 1,999
- AeroActive Cooler II — INR 3999
- Professional Dock — INR 5499
- Lighting Armored case — INR 2,999
- Twin View Dock II — INR 19,999
- Mobile Desktop Dock — INR 12,999
- ROG Kunai Gamepad — INR 9,999