ASUS Republic of Gamers today unveiled ROG Phone II, the successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.
ROG Phone II builds on the innovative gamer-centric design of the first-generation ROG Phone and takes performance to an all new level with the world’s first implementation of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, which is clocked at up to 2.96GHz. Graphics are provided by the new Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU for pro-level gaming experiences, and the uprated GameCool II 3D vapor-chamber cooling system sustains full-speed performance for even longer.
ROG Phone II also features the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59-inch display, which offers a world-beating Delta-E <1 colour accuracy and unrivalled touch response for a truly extraordinary visual experience.
Non-stop marathon gaming is provided by a 6000mAh battery and the innovative side-charging design, combined with a 30W ROG HyperCharge power adapter for safe, ultrafast direct charging.
ROG Phone II is designed from the ground up for fully immersive gaming, with its unique landscape-oriented design incorporating upgraded AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors, Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, and front-facing stereo speakers. Brand-new accessories include the TwinView Dock II for immersive dual-screen gaming, and the multi-configuration ROG Kunai Gamepad for the ultimate console-like gaming experience.
ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition
The new ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition features an exclusive new Matte Black colour theme and upgraded specifications. The hardware of the Ultimate Edition has been upgraded to a massive 1TB UFS 3.0 ROM, and users can also enjoy faster Cat 20 4G LTE download speeds of up to 2Gbps. This upgraded version with its exclusive design and powerful storage performance offers owners the finest integration of design and technology.
ROG Phone II is the world’s first gaming smartphone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, with the Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU clocked at up to 2.96GHz and teamed with up to 12GB RAM for effortless gaming power. The special Adreno 640 GPU offers faster display throughput and greater power efficiency, making ROG Phone II a graphics powerhouse. The Snapdragon 855 Plus comes fully integrated with Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, which provides gamers with a full arsenal of competitive features that are optimised for gaming.
The second-generation GameCool II cooling system in ROG Phone II has a newly designed 3D vapor chamber that’s even more effective at removing heat from the phone. There’s also a new AeroActive Cooler II featuring redesigned fan blades that deliver more airflow into the ROG Aerodynamic System, and which can fit over the bundled ROG Phone Aero Case. The AeroActive Cooler II is now whisper-quiet, with a 24dBA noise level.
And it doesn’t end there. The high-capacity 512GB UFS 3.0 ROM provides ultrafast data storage, and connectivity is supercharged with 4G LTE Cat 18 download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, the fully integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth subsystem delivers blazing-fast pre-Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities, and WiGig using 60 GHz Wi-Fi delivers wireless speeds up to 4.6Gbps.
ROG Phone II will have the world’s first 120Hz/1ms 6.59 inch AMOLED 10-bit HDR display, and 49ms touch latency. To protect the display, it is covered with super-tough Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The monster 6000mAh battery in ROG Phone II provides non-stop gaming power. ROG HyperCharge direct-charging technology gives ROG Phone II safer charge time which is compatible to any USB type C port.
Fully immersive gaming
Uprated AirTrigger II technology provides extra-precise ultrasonic touch controls with a vibration latency of just 20ms. They now also support both tap and slide motions with fine-tuned feedback for a console-like button feel. The unique side-mounted USB-C charging port and 3.5mm audio jack lets users keep their phone topped up and their headphones plugged in without cramping their style during sessions. Additionally, the dual front-facing speakers are positioned at the top and bottom of the phone for perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode, while the groundbreaking multi-antenna Wi-Fi is designed to deliver maximum landscape-mode performance.
The all-new 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. It also features a new turbo-fan cooling system and a high-capacity 5000mAh extended battery pack. The ROG Kunai Gamepad can also be used to add full physical controls and create a complete self-contained dual-screen gaming system.
Lastly, the ROG Phone II can be expanded with a unique range of accessories:
- ROG WiGig Display Dock Plus
- Mobile Desktop Dock
- Modular ROG Kunai Gamepad
- Qualcomm aptX support
Availability and Pricing
ROG Phone II pre-order will start from September 4th on ASUS e-shop and be shipped from the end of September on selected retailers. ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition will be available in Q4 2019.
[PRESS RELEASE via GAMESPRESS]