Asus’ lack of a manufacturing or assembly line in India seems to have hurt them during these tough times. The Taiwanese Smartphone manufacturer’s ROG Phone 2 has been out of stock since February. With the global supply chain and shipments hit badly by Wuhan Virus outbreak, Asus shipments were delayed. Finally, Asus has managed to restock the ROG Phone 2 for sale. However, if you plan to buy the ROG Phone 2 you will have to pay more as Asus decided to pass on April GST tax hike to customers.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 was first launched in India at Rs. 37,999 back in September last year. With really impressive specs, Asus had a tough time meeting demand. With GST tax hike in April, the ROG phone 2 price has been hiked by Rs 2,000 in India.
After the price hike, the ROG Phone 2 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option will now retail at Rs. 39,999 in India. Asus is no official announcement price update of 12GB RAM and 512GB storage option but Flipkart listing seems to reflect a price hike of Rs 3,000. On Flipkart, the ROG Phone 2 12GB RAM and 512GB storage option is now listed for Rs 62,999.
If you recall, the Asus ROG Phone 2 comes with 120Hz AMOLED Screen, Snapdragon 855+ chipset and 6000mAh battery. The ROG Phone 2 was among one of the first few smartphones to come with UFS 3.0 storage.
Asus will be taking part in the Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale 2020 with ROG Phone 2 where if one chooses to buy it with HDFC Bank cards s/he can get well be available 10% discount up to Rs 1,500. This offer will be applicable from 23rd June to 27th June.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Specifications
|Model||Asus ROG Phone 2|
|Display||6.59-inch, 19.5:9, 2340×1080, 120Hz/1ms AMOLED; 240Hz response time, 108% DCI-P3; 100,000:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, 10bit HDR, SDR2HDR upscaling|
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie-based ROG UI, Zen UI|
|Processor||2.96GHz octa-core SD855+ with Adreno 640 GPU|
|Battery||6000mAh with 30W fast charging|
|RAM||LPDDR4X up to 12GB RAM|
|Storage||UFS3.0, 128GB or 512GB|
|Rear Camera||48MP+13MP (125-degree)|
|Other features||ARCore, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, Customized connector, Dual-front firing speakers with DTS:X Ultra|