ASUS ROG Phone II now official: Most Powerful Android Smartphone Yet


ASUS Republic of Gamers unleashed the ROG Phone II, the direct successor to the powerful ROG Phone released last year. The ASUS ROG Phone II is one of the firsts to used the Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform which is clocked up to 2.96GHz. When it comes to graphics, the Adreno 640 GPU got you covered with its 675MHz speed.



Aside from the chipset, the ASUS ROG Phone II also ups the ante of smartphone display tech with its 120Hz/1ms AMOLED screen. It frames a 6.59-inch 10-bit HDR display with what ASUS dubbed as "world-beating" color accuracy. The smartphone will also be the first ASUS phone to sport an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus offers a significant improvement to the Snapdragon 855. In fact, it is 15% faster in GPU performance. It being coupled with 12GB of RAM means that ASUS is serious in positioning this handset for hardcore mobile gaming. Both the powerful chipset and RAM could definitely chew any Android games thrown at it with ease.
ASUS ROG Phone 2

Camera and Battery

The ROG Phone II also excels in the camera department. It packs a combination of 48MP main shooter and a 13MP ultra-wide angle camera on the rear panel. The handset also has a powerful 24MP selfie camera.

When it comes to the battery department, the ROG Phone II is powered by a whopping 6,000 mAh battery which would definitely wont give up on you even when you're in the middle of the gameplay.

Gaming Accessories

The phone is supported with a wide-range of gaming accessories that could enhance users' experience. The unique side-mounted USB-C charging port and 3.5mm audio jack let users keep their phone topped up and their headphones plugged in without cramping their style.

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Moreover, the TwinView Dock II offers a genuine dual-screen gaming experience, with a 6.59-inch AMOLED FHD+ (2340 x 1080) auxiliary screen that's great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication. This accessory is now lighter and better balanced, featuring a new turbo-fan cooling system and a high-capacity 5000mAh extended battery pack. Plus, the ROG Kunai Gamepad can also be used to add full physical controls and create a complete self-contained dual-screen gaming system.

Other accessories include the ROG WiGigDisplay Dock Plus and Mobile Desktop Dock. The ROG Kunai Gamepad consists of three components — the ROG Kunai Bumper, ROG Kunai Controllers and ROG Kunai Holder. The two-part Kunai Controllers can be attached to the Kunai Holder to create a standalone gamepad, or combined with the Kunai Bumper to add physical gamepad controls to ROG Phone II itself.

ASUS ROG Phone II Specs

6.59-inch 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display
600nits outdoor readable brightness, Delta E < 1
DCI-P3 support and 500,000:1 contrast ratio
Blue-light filter for eye care
Supports Always On
Capacitive touch panel with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)
Corning Gorilla 6 Glass
Processor and Memory
2.96GHz specially-binned Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor
Up to 675MHz Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU
up to 12GB RAM LPDDR4X
Up to UFS3.0 512GB Storage
48MP + 13MP (125° ultrawide-angle) Rear Camera
24MP front camera
In-display fingerprint sensor
face recognition
accelerator, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor
ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger II and grip press, dual vibrators
Integrated (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, 60GHz, 2x2 MIMO)
Bluetooth® 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports aptX and aptX HD
Wi-Fi Direct
Location Services
GPS(L1+L5), GLO, BDS, GAL(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5)
Custom USB-C™
Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30W)
30W ROG HyperCharge direct charging
Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD3.0) (30W) / direct charging
Dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS Headphone (X™ Ultra)
Stereo speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier
3.5mm headphone jack
Software and Battery
Android Pie with new ROG UI
6000mAh Battery
170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48 mm at 240 grams
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