Asus ROG Phone 2 with SD855 Plus, 120Hz AMOLED display launched in India starting at Rs. 37,999

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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.

Asus ROG Phone 2 3D cooling chamber

  • 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).

Asus ROG Phone 2 Air Triggers

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
Asus ROG Phone 2 accessories
Asus ROG Phone 2 accessories (Source: Asus)

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.

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Inside, you get 2 UI options – heavily customized ROG UI or simpler stock-ish Zen UI. These run on top of Snapdragon 855+, coupled with 12gigs of LPDDR4x RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage.

Asus ROG Phone 2 specs

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 No cost EMI facility. 

Asus ROG Phone 2 sale date

Here are the prices of the Asus ROG Phone 2 and the accessories:
  • 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)
Front Camera 24MP
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)
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