Asus has launched its ROG Phone II gaming smartphone which is designed for hardcore gamers. The first gaming smartphone under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) was called a ROG Phone that came with high refresh rate OLED display. The latest ROG Phone II from Asus powered with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC with GPU overclock to 675MHz, Prime core Overclocked to 2.96GHz.
The handset comes with a near-stock UI and since it is Android-powered it comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box. There is a 6.59” AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution giving 19.5:9 aspect ratio and supports 10-bit HDR. The screen can run up to 120Hz refresh rate with 1ms latency along with 60Hz and 90Hz. The touch sensor has a sampling rate of 240Hz and the company claims that it achieved lower-tech latency than the iPhone XS Max.
There is an Asus Crate which is a game launcher that allows its user to customize the setting for every game whether to run the screen in 120Hz mode and if the high -performance X mode should be enabled. Furthermore, the game Genie mode to handle the notifications, incoming calls and locking the brightness. There is a 24MP front-facing camera that is optimized for landscape use.
There is a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor from Qualcomm that was announced a few days back which is gaming-focused. It provides 15 percent faster GPU performance and higher clock speeds on the CPU. The company also claims that its cooling system includes a vapor chamber and vents that will prevent throttling of the 855 Plus peak speeds. There is a massive 6000mAh battery on the device that the company said will be good for more than 7 hours of PUBG with the screen set to 60Hz and also supports 30W fast charging.
There is a 48MP main camera on the device along with a secondary 13MP camera. There is a front-facing stereo speaker with DTS:X Ultra support so that it can simulate multi-channel audio. Since it comes with larger chambers they make them 2.5x louder than the speakers of its predecessor. There are improvements in the AirTriggers as the user can rest their fingers on them as you can do on the actual triggers and they will be able to tell when you press down along with the recognition of the new swiping gesture.
Furthermore, there is a tweaked version of the dual-screen TwinView dock and the clip-on AeroActive Cooler fan alongside a new gamepad attachment called the Kunai. It comes with two split controllers that can be attached to the sides of the phone into a separate joypad grip making it more comfortable. It can also be used as one of the docks – WiGig wireless display dock, Pro Dock or the Mobile Desktop Dock – to output image to a TV.
There are other features like Dual high-end vibrating motors XYZ axis for surround feel and comes with sensors like Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, 2 x ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors. There is a fingerprint sensor under the display and also has a 3.5mm audio jack support also. There is an Aura RGB lighting on the device that gives an elegant look to the device.
There is a second-generation AeroActive Cooler II which is four times quieter (24dB) and keeps the exterior of the phone cooler (dropping the temperature by 5°C lower, up from 4°C). This cooler can also double as a kickstand so that the user can leave the phone on the table and use a wireless controller also. The pricing of the device is not been announced yet, which should be happening soon 23rd of July when the device goes for sale in China. Comment in the section below for more queries and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.