ASUS ROG Phone 2 launched with 120Hz display and SD 855+ SoC in India, pricing starts at 37,999 INR
The ASUS ROG Phone 2, world’s first smartphone to integrate Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC has now launched in India. The smartphone laced with stellar specs and features intended for hardcore gamers as well as power users first launched in China in July this year.
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is the successor to the ASUS ROG Phone from last year and is beefed-up significantly in almost every department to meet all the challenges of the mobile gaming that is developing and spreading with rapid pace.
The ROG Phone 2 comes with best yet snappy Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC which is about 15% and 4% faster in GPU and CPU performance, respectively compared to the Snapdragon 855 SoC. The smartphone also features up to 12GB RAM, insane 120Hz HDR display, and a 600mAh battery.
The smartphone has Gorilla Glass 6 protected front and back separated by an aluminum frame. For the better gaming experience, the smartphone uses the Gamecool II with advanced Vapor Chamber cooling system besides running on Android 9 Pie with ROG UI slapped on top.
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The ROG Phone 2 features two Air Triggers better optimized than before and dual stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra support flanking the display.
Diving into the specs, the Super AMOLED display spans 6.59 inch diagonally coming with FHD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen supports 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR 10, and DCI P3 108%.
A 7nm Snapdragon 855 Plus octa-core SoC pumps power from under the hood in alliance with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage based on UFS 3.0. A bigger 6,000mAh battery equipped with 30W Quick Charge 4.0 support and two charging ports supplies ample juice to keep entire things ticking.
Since the ROG Phone 2 is a gaming phone we don’t expect the camera to be its strong suit. But the phone surprises here as well by tacking on a 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary sensor paired with a 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor on the rear. The front camera is of 24MP resolution situated at the top forehead bezel of the phone.
Amongst other things, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and side-mounted connectors for accessories.
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is priced at INR37,999 for the 8GB RAM+128GB storage model while the 12GB RAM+512GB storage variant costs INR59,999. The smartphone will go on sale starting September 30 exclusively on Flipkart.