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Asus ROG Phone 2 Launched! 120Hz AMOLED Display, SD855 Plus & 6000mAh Battery!

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When we’re talking about gaming laptops, every tech enthusiastic will strike a name i.e Asus, and last year with Rog Phone they’ve entered into the gaming phone segment. The phone was launched surprisingly without any leaks or other rumors.

That phone was packed with decent specifications and other stuff too. It was powered by overclocked Snapdragon 845 and an AMOLED 90hz display. They had also provided, some cool accessories to cool the device. This year, they’ve come with an upgrade to the device i.e the Rog Phone 2.

The ROG Phone 2 has a 6.6 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refreshing rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It has an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and a contrast ratio of 10000:1 contrast and 10-bit HDR support. It has an optical in-display fingerprint sensor covered under Gorilla Glass 6.

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ platform, this is the first device to spot this chipset. It has 1 x Kryo 485 clocked at 2.96GHz + 3 x Kryo 485 clocked at 2.42GHz and 4 x Kryo 385 clocked at 1.8GHz. It is built on 7nm Mobile Platform. It is coupled with the same Adreno 640 GPU which is found on Snapdragon 855, but with a higher clock speed i.e 675MHz. It has a 3D vapor chamber that transfers heat away from the SoC and into the body of the device while gaming and there are vents on the back. It coupled with 12GB of RAM and has 512GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage

Talking about optics, it has a dual rear camera setup, wherein a gaming phone camera isn’t important much, but they’ve given good cameras to the device. It has a primary 48MP with 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor and 0.8μm pixel size with an aperture value of f/1.79. It is coupled with 13MP 125° ultra-wide camera for wide photos. It can do video recording up to 4K 60fps video recording. It has 24MP camera to front for capturing awesome selfies.

The phone is backed by a massive 6000 mAh battery which supports 30W HyperCharge that can charge upto 4000mAh in just 58 minutes and charge the device fully in 2 hours. The battery is a huge improvement considering the last year’s 4000 mAh battery. The phone runs on Android Pie on top of Rog UI.

The phone has dedicated ultrasonic AirTriggers with faster haptic response rate, and vibration latency of 20ms, which is reduced by 68% from 63ms, and you no longer have to raise your fingers before tapping. Asus still provides the 3.5mm audio jack and has a stereo front-facing speakers with DTS: X Ultra surround sound effect. It also comes with quad noise-canceling microphones. There are also Dual high-end vibrating motors XYZ axis for surround feels. It has support for NFC and obviously, it has type C port. The phone is available in black color.

There are several accessories such as AeroActive Cooler II, Aero Case, TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad, Mobile Desktop Dock, Pro Dock, WiGig Display Dock Plus and ROG Lighting Armor Case. Unfortunately, the company didn’t reveal the pricing, they will reveal it tomorrow on the Tencent-Asus press meet.

ASUS Rog Phone 2 Specifications

  • 6.6 inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • 12GB RAM
  • 512GB internal storage
  • 48MP Primary + 13MP Ultra Wide dual rear cameras
  • 24MP front camera
  • 6000mAh battery

This CA student is a tech evangelist and a gadget devotee who works with and talks about latest technologies. Basith, being a techie since childhood is a traveller, foodie and an art enthusiast.

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