Asus just announced the successor to their ROG Phone, the ROG Phone II in India today. The phone is the first smartphone in the Indian market to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The phone packs in a 6.59-inch Full HD+ AMOLED HDR 120Hz, 1ms response time display with DCIP3 gamut.
On the RAM and storage front, the phone will come in two variants, 8+128GB and 12+512GB. There is a 3D vapor chamber that efficiently transfers heat away from the SoC and into the body while gaming and there are vents on the back. In terms of optics, it has a 48-megapixel rear camera along with a 13-megapixel 125° ultra-wide camera, and a 24-megapixel camera on the front.
Asus has also updated the Air triggers on the ROG Phone II with faster haptic response rate, vibration latency of 20ms, reduced by 68% from 63ms. There are Dual high-end vibrating motors XYZ axis for surround feel. Coming to the battery, the packs a massive 6,000mAh cell with support for up to 30W fast charging.
ASUS ROG Phone II specifications
- 6.59-inch Full HD+ 120Hz OLED 10-bit HDR display
- 240Hz touch sampling rate, 108% DCI-P3, 10000:1 contrast, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC with 675MHz Adreno 640 GPU
- 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB (UFS 3.0) storage / 12GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB (UFS 3.0) storage
- Android 9.0 (Pie) with ROG UI
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- 48MP rear camera with 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.79 aperture, up to 4K 60fps video recording, 13MP 125° ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, EIS
- Dual front-facing 5-magnet speakers with dual smart amplifier,3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Hi-Res audio, DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone, Quad mics with noise-cancellation
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ) / 802.11ad 60GHz, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5), USB Type-C, NFC
- 6000mAh battery with 10V 3A 30W HyperCharge fast charging, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter
Pricing and Availability
The ASUS ROG Phone II comes in Black color and is priced at INR 37,999 for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version. It will be available for Flipkart starting from September 30th during Big Billion Days sale. There will also be a 12GB RAM with 512GB storage version at INR 59,999.
Price of ROG PhoneII accessories
- ASUS ROG 30W Charger — INR 1,999
- AeroActive Cooler II — INR 3,999
- Professional Dock — INR 5,499
- Lighting Armored case — INR 2,999
- Twin View Dock II — INR 19,999
- Mobile Desktop Dock — INR 12,999
- ROG Kunai Gamepad — INR 9,999