Asus has finally launched their much awaited flagship gaming phone, the ROG Phone 2 in India earlier today. The gaming centric smartphone was launched at and event in New Delhi. It will be available at a starting price of Rs.37,999 for the base model. From the pricing it is evident that Asus has finally learned their own mistake of launching smartphones at high prices and then later reduce the price.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 brings a lot of upgrades when compared to it’s predecessor, the ROG Phone 1. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC coupled with upto 2 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage. One of the notable features of the ROG phone 2 is it’s display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Other than that the phone comes with upgraded ultrasonic Air Triggers 2 for gaming, stereo speakers with DTS: X Ultra support, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Air Triggeres 2 is an upgraded version of the Asus ROG Phone’s ultrasonic shoulder buttons for a console controller-like gaming experience.
The ROG Phone 2 runs the latest version of ROG UI, based on Android Pie. It packs a 6.59-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 10-bit HDR support. Apart from that, the display also offer a touch sampling rate of 240Hz and touch latency of 49ms, while being protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
In the camera department, it boasts a dual camera setup in the rear, with 42MP primary camera coupled with a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 125-degrees field of view. In the front there is a 24MP shooter for taking selfies. The ROG Phone 2 is powered by a 6000 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.0.
The ROG Phone 2 is priced at Rs.37,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage base model. The retail box of this model will include 10W QC 4.0 charger and the AeroCase cover. It will go on sale starting September 30 via Flipkart. The higher end version of the ROG phone will retail for Rs.59,999. The retail box for this model includes 30W ROG Charger, AeroActive Cooler, and the Aero Case.
Along with the ROG Phone 2, Asus has also launched a set of accessories such as TwinView Dock which is priced at Rs. 19,999, while the Mobile Desktop station and ROG Kunai Gamepad will be available at Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. The ROG 30W charger will also be sold separately priced at Rs. 1,999.
Flipkart will be giving a 10% discount as launch offer, which is making the ROG Phone 2 a really good deal compared to its competitors.
Rog Phone 2 Specifcations
- 6.59 inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display
- Snapdragon 855 Plus
- 8/12GB RAM
- 128/512GB internal storage
- 48MP Primary + 13MP ultra wide camera
- 13MP front camera
- 6,000mAh battery