ASUS announces the next-generation ROG Phone II, the brand’s upcoming flagship gaming phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform, Qualcomm’s latest mobile platform offering 15% enhanced performance over the previous-generation flagship platform with robust 4G and 5G connectivity. The ROG Phone II comes with a plethora of gaming-oriented features and impressive upgrades from the first-generation ROG Phone. The ROG Phone II will sport a 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED display with its set to 60Hz out-of-the-box. It comes with an optical under-display fingerprint scanner for convenient biometric authentication. The ROG Phone II comes with a generous 12GB of memory, 512GB UFS 3.0 storage and a massive 6000mAh battery with support for 30W fast-charging.
Other unique enhancements with the ROG Phone II is its 48MP Sony IMX586 + 13MP rear camera module which comes with a wider field of view compared to the first-generation ROG Phone at 125°. The gaming phone also features dual high-performance vibrating motors with XYZ axis for surround feel when gaming. ASUS will be offering different accessories for the ROG Phone II as well including several docks, a cooler, armour, and others.
Gaming PerformanceThe ROG Phone II’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ comes factory-overclocked with the prime core at 2.96GHz and the GPU to 675MHz. It is cooled by a 3D vapour chamber that offers efficient cooling for stable performance when gaming.
Gaming AudioThe ROG Phone II sports two front-facing speakers offering great gaming audio and a 3.5mm headphone jack for gaming headsets.
Gaming ButtonsASUS also added extra gaming buttons called ‘Air Trigger’ which are ultrasonic pressure-sensitive buttons with reduced vibration latency from 63ms to 20ms. These buttons can be configured and used in certain games which ASUS haven’t revealed in detailed yet.
ASUS will be offering a selection of gaming accessories for the ROG Phone II including a view dock, gamepad, desktop dock, armour case, and others.
Pricing and Availability
The ASUS ROG Phone II gaming phone is expected to be available by August 2019 at around $890 USD based on its Taiwan launch price of NT$26,990 this August 1, 2019.
Learn more about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Mobile Platform here.