Asus has brought the newest member of its Republic of Gamers squad to India. Yes, the ROG Phone 2 is here in the Indian subcontinent gracing a high-end spec sheet for a much more aggressive price (as compared to last year).
The ROG Phone II runs on the Snapdragon 855+ chipset complemented by stupendous memory configuration. To ramp things up, Asus has added niceties like a 120Hz AMOLED display upfront. The brand has muted some of the flashy aspects of the original. Still, its a gaming phone at its heart.
ROG Phone 2 Features and Accessories
Gamers, let’s start with what you get beyond the specs on the ROG Phone 2:
- The back brandishes the ROG-exclusive design elements, an AuraSync RGB lighting, and a matte finish.
- There is an external heat transfer vent of the 3D vapor cooling chamber for heat dissipation, which is called Gamecool 2 mechanism.
- You get dual front-firing speakers with DTS:X Ultra boost, 4 noise-canceling mics, all for an immersive gaming experience.
- There is a customized connector on the side to attach the third party controllers.
- Asus has also included an ultrasonic, pressure-sensitive Air Trigger buttons with reduced vibration latency (20ms).
These are the accessories for the new ROG Phone 2:
- ROG Kunai Gamepad
- ROG Lighting Armor Case
- AeroActive Cooler II
- TwinView Dock II
- Mobile Desktop Dock
- Pro Dock
- Aero Case
Right out of the box, this is a big phone with a 6.59-inch Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED screen. Asus has crammed in a bunch of features into this display. For instance, you get Gorilla Glass 6 protection, optical under-display fingerprint scanner, DCI-P3 color scale, HDR10 and SDR to HDR upscaling.
It is powered by a massive 6000mAh battery which is backed by 30W fast charging support. The optics parades a 48MP plus 13MP duo at the back and a 24MP selfie snapper up front. Then, there are things like ARCore, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C and the usual set of sensors in the mix.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Benchmark results
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Asus ROG Phone 2 Pricing and Availability
Asus ROG Phone 2 will be available via Flipkart on Big Billion Day Sale starting September 30 at 12 AM. You get 6-month
- The ROG Phone 2 is priced at Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant, while the bigger 12GB+512GB model will cost you Rs. 59,999.
- ROG 30W charger at Rs. 1999
- ROG Kunai Gamepad at Rs. 9,999
- ROG Lighting Armor Case at Rs. 2,999
- AeroActive Cooler II at Rs. 3999
- TwinView Dock II at Rs. 19,999
- Mobile Desktop Dock at Rs. 12,999
- Pro Dock at Rs. 5499
You get the Aero Case bundled in the box with the 8GB model and as for the 12GB model, you get a 30W ROG charger, and the AeroActive Cooler as well besides the Aero case.
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|
|Indian Price||Rs. 37,999 (8GB+128GB), Rs. 59,999 (12GB+512GB)|