Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveils the ROG Phone II, the exciting successor to the game-changing ROG Phone. The ROG Phone II builds on the innovative gamer-centric design of the first-generation ROG Phone, which set the standard of a gaming phone around the world.
Without further ado, here are the overpowered specifications of the ASUS ROG Phone II and its cool accessories:
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 Adreno 640 GPU — 15% faster than the current Snapdragon 855 — offers faster display throughput and greater power efficiency.
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 the ROG Phone II has a newly designed 3D vapour chamber that is even more effective at removing heat from the phone.
There is also a new AeroActive Cooler II featuring redesigned fan blades that deliver even 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 — 4X quieter than the original design.
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 deliver blazing-fast pre-Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities, and WiGig using 60 GHz Wi-Fi delivers wireless speeds up to 4.6Gbps.
The ROG Phone II is also the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display, a 6.59-inch display that delivers fluid, blur-free gaming and entertainment. Its colour accuracy — with a Delta-E of less than 1 — ensures games look just like the developer intended, and the world-first 49ms touch latency delivers instant responsiveness for a competitive edge.
To protect this state-of-the-art display, it is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The monster 6000mAh battery in the ROG Phone II provides non-stop gaming power anywhere.
ROG HyperCharge direct-charging technology — which takes the charging circuitry out of the phone and puts it in the special 30W charger — gives the ROG Phone II shorter, safer charge times (up to 66% charged in just 58 minutes).
Support for PD charging means gamers can easily charge their phone with any USB Type-C charger, or conveniently charge other devices with their ROG Phone II.
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, and the Dual Surrounding Vibration technology creates a powerful 3D force-feedback experience.
The unique side-mounted USB-C charging port and 3.5mm audio jack let users keep their phone topped up and their headphones plugged in without cramping their style during marathon sessions. Additionally, the dual front-facing speakers are positioned at top and bottom of the phone for perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode, while the 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 Full HD+ (2340 x 1080) auxiliary screen that is great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication. This accessory is now lighter and better balanced, featuring a new turbo-fan cooling system and a high-capacity 5000mAh extended battery pack.
For the ultimate gaming experience, the ROG Phone II can be expanded with a unique range of accessories. The existing ROG WiGig Display Dock Plus and Mobile Desktop Dock are both supported, and there is a new modular ROG Kunai Gamepad that provides physical console-like gamepad controls.
The ROG Kunai Gamepad consists of three components — the ROG Kunai Bumper, ROG Kunai Controllers and ROG Kunai Holder. The two-part Kunai Controllers can be attached to the Kunai Holder to create a standalone gamepad, or combined with the Kunai Bumper to add physical gamepad controls to the ROG Phone II itself.
The ROG Phone II also supports Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD, and aptX Adaptive for low-latency high-quality audio over Bluetooth connections.
Availability and Pricing
The ROG Phone II (ZS660KL-1A011WW) will be retailing at $1,598 starting today and will be available at ASUS Brand Shop, ASUS Online Store, and all authorised retailers.