Asus has released a new gaming smartphone ROG Phone II

New received Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, 10-bit HDR-screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a large collection of accessories.

ROG Phone II is the first smartphone with an updated Qualcomm chip. As it became known earlier, it is 15% faster than its predecessor, it is sharpened for games, AR and VR. Accelerated and data storage: now inside the flash memory format UFS3.0. Thanks to the upgrade, the smartphone has learned to launch games and applications with lightning speed – 15% faster than, for example, Samsung Galaxy S10 +.

The novelty is also equipped with a 6.59-inch AMOLED-screen with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. The refresh rate of the image is up to 120 Hz and a delay of 1 ms (setting of frequencies of 60 Hz and 90 Hz is also available). Fully realize the potential of the display while you can not in all games – not all support it. ASUS claims that the touchscreen response of the new smartphone is faster than the iPhone XS Max, thanks to a 240 Hz sampling rate of the touchscreen.

The factory calibration of the ROG Phone II display perfectly reproduces the colors, and the display itself supports HDR10. So in your free time, you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows without any problems.

The new ROG Phone II has unusual bangs and chins – by the standards of the 2019 smartphone, they are just huge. ASUS says it was done on purpose: to avoid accidentally clicking on the edges of the screen while playing the game. Well, at the same time there was a place for stereo speakers with support for multi-channel DTS: X Ultra sound.

Everything is fine with the sound in the ROG Phone II: there is a 3.5mm headphone jack with aptX LL support, four microphones for communication during the game and streaming directly from the device.

The cameras of the ROG Phone II are identical to another device from ASUS – the Zenfone 6: 48-megapixel conventional and 13-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with a viewing angle of 125 °. A 24-megapixel front-facing camera was optimized for shooting in landscape mode – for successful selfies with friends (they will fit more into the frame now).

The battery in the new smartphone at 6000 mAh, which means it will be enough for 2 days of normal use and up to 7 hours of continuous play, for example, in PUBG Mobile. ROG Phone II supports fast charging of 30 watts ROG HyperCharge.

For the gaming smartphone of the second generation Asus has developed its own launcher. It is installed on top of the ninth version of Android. A more classic version is also available – you can switch to it in the settings.

Included with the smartphone is a cooling system AeroActive Cooler II, which can be used as a stand. It has become four times quieter than the previous generation.

In addition, ASUS offers the Kunai Gamepad, a special controller for the ROG Phone II, similar to the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con. Or a TwinView Dock II docking station with a second touch screen with a frequency of 120 Hz and a response of 1 ms, a cooler and a 5000 mAh battery.

Price and date of commencement of sales are still unknown.

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Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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