ASUS introduced a new phone in its gaming smartphones line-up- the ROG Phone II back in July. Now, the company has brought the phone to the Indian market at a price of Rs. 37,999, which is quite good if you look at its features.
The successor to last year’s ROG Phone is the first phone to come with a 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED display and the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. Other highlights of the phone are- up to 12GB of RAM & UFS 3.0 storage, optical in-display fingerprint sensor, a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, and a 6,000mAh battery.
ROG Phone II Full Specs, Features
Coming to the full specs, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 comes with a 6.59-inch Full HD+(2340 × 1080 pixels) OLED screen. The display has HDR support and it is also the maximum refresh rate display in any smartphone.
It comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It also has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Under the hood, it gets an overclocked Snapdragon 855 Plus processor which has one Kryo 485 at 2.96GHz. The 7nm Mobile Platform comes with 675MHz Adreno 640 GPU. The phone is packed with 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and 512GB UFS 3.0 storage.
The dual rear camera set up consists of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with 0.8μm pixel size and f/1.79 aperture lens. There is a 13MP 125° ultra-wide secondary camera. For selfies, you get a 24MP front camera. The main camera supports up to 4K 60fps video recording.
The ROG phone 2 comes with a 3D vapor chamber that transfers heat away into the body while gaming. There are vents on the back that keeps the phone cool. It also has touch-sensitive ultrasonic AirTriggers with faster haptic response rate.
The device also sports dual 5-magnet speakers with dual smart amplifier and Hi-Res audio support. It also has DTS virtual surround sound support for headphone. There are four mics in the device with the noise-cancellation. It sports dual vibrating motors for surround feel.
The battery on ROG Phone II is a 6,000mAh unit that comes with 30W HyperCharge fast charging support. However, you will only get 18W fast charger inside the 8GB/128GB variant box. The 30W adapter will only be available with the 12GB model.
The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie with ROG UI skin atop. Connectivity options include
Dual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, and USB Type-C.
Dimensions of the phone are 170.99×77.6×9.78mm and its weight is 240 g. The new ROG phone comes in Black color.
ROG Phone 2 Price in India, Availability
The ASUS ROG Phone II price in India has been set at Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM+128GB storage version. The company will soon launch the 12GB/512GB version of the phone that will be priced at Rs. 59,999.
The smartphone will be available on Flipkart starting from September 30 during Big Billion Days sale. Buyers can also avail 10% instant discount using Axis Bank and ICICI Bank cards.
At this price, you are getting features like an AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR support, high-end Snapdragon 855+ processor, gaming features like the cooling system and air triggers, 48MP camera and a big 6,000mAh battery. All this makes ROG Phone 2 a wholesome gaming device and at this affordable price, we can say it is the best gaming phone available in India.