Asus ROG Phone 2 unveiled in India with Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 120Hz Display

Asus launched its second-generation gaming phone, ROG Phone 2 for the Indian market. The Asus handset comes in two variants. The 8 GB Ram variant with an internal storage of 128 GB comes with a price tag of INR 37999. This variant also comes with an 18W charger and AeroCase.

The variant that comes with a 12 GB RAM and an internal storage of 512 GB storage is priced highest at INR 59999. This variant comes with other notable features such as a 30W ROG charger, AeroActive Cooler and AeroCase. Asus announced that Asus ROG 2 will be available for sale in India through Flipkart only. The sales will start from Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale that starts on 30th September. There will be no EMI options offered to the customer for this particular product.

Asus ROG Phone 2 unveiled in India with Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 120Hz Display
Asus ROG Phone 2

Asus ROG Phone 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. Asus has come with a handful of major upgradations with this handset. To start with, the company upgraded its storage format to UFS 3.0 which makes reading and writing speeds faster. Also, Asus is offering up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage with ROG Phone 2. Asus has also integrated a 3D vapor cooling chamber to ensure sustained peak performance. It also has a vent at the back for venting out the heat from the cooler.

Also Check: ROG Phone II launched in China

As far as the display is concerned, Asus is still offering an AMOLED display of 6.59 inch with thick bezels on top and bottom. In terms of improvements, the new ROG Phone has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and it takes only 1 millisecond to response. The device has a touch latency of 49 milliseconds. User is protected by an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Asus ROG Phone 2 unveiled in India with Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 120Hz Display
ASUS ROG II India Launch

ROG Phone 2 runs on Android 9 Pie but there are two options of interfaces. Users can either choose the custom ROG UI with a gaming-oriented theme or opt for the stock Android inspired design. Further, it comes with the ROG Armoury Crate support which a custom interface to the gamers.

Availability and Pricing: Sale Starts on 30th September 2019 at 12 a.m.

  • Asus ROG Phone 2 (8GB RAM / 128 GB Storage) : Rs. 37,999/-
  • Asus ROG Phone 2 (12GB RAM / 512 GB Storage) : Rs. 59,999/-

Alongside, with Asus launched some new gaming accessories, check out the pricing below,

ROG Phone 2 Gaming Accessory Pricings:

  • Kunai Game Pad at ₹.9999/-
  • Aero Active Cooler at ₹.3999/-
  • Professional Dock, at ₹. 5499/-
  • TwinView II at ₹.19999/-
  • Mobile Desktop Dock at ₹.12999/-
  • 30 Watt Charger with Type C to Type C Cable ₹. 1999/-
  • Lighting Armor Case at ₹.2999/-

ASUS ROG Phone II Specifications

Processor

2.96GHz specially-binned Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor

GPU

Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 (675MHz)

UI

ROG UI

Display

6.59” 19.5:9 2340×1080 (391ppi) AMOLED True 10 Bit HDR 120Hz with 1ms response time 600nits HBM brightness, 111.8% DCI-P3 Delta E average <1%; 1.07 billion colors;

500,000:1 contrast ratio. Front 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® 6 Glass

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)

Gaming HDR and Video Streaming HDR supported

Memory

Up to 12GB RAM LPDDR4X

Storage

Up to UFS3.0 512GB

NTFS support for external HDD

Sensor

Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors (for Airtrigger II)

Main Rear Camera

48MP SONY IMX586 flagship sensor, Quad Bayer Technology, F1.79, 0.8µm/1.6µm effective pixel size, 1/2.0″, 2×1 OCL PDAF, LED flash

Second Rear Camera

13MP, 125˚  ultra-wide, F2.4, Real-time distortion correction

Front Camera

24MP, 0.9µm, Quad Bayer Technology, F2.0

Video Recording

4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main rear camera, at 30fps for second rear camera

1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps

720p HD video recording at 30 fps

3-axis electronic image stabilization

Take still photo while recording video

Slow Motion video (1080p at 120/240 fps and 720p at 480 fps)

Speaker

Dual front-facing speakers

5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect

DTS:X Ultra virtual surround sound

Audio Output

Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality

DTS:X Ultra virtual surround sound

AudioWizard with listening profiles

Microphone

Quad microphone array with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology

FM Receiver

FM radio

Wireless Technology

WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz

Bluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi direct

Navigation

GPS (L1+L5), GLO, BDS, GAL (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5)

SIM Cards

Dual SIM dual standby

Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Data rate*

DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42Mbps,

8GB/128GB Variant : LTE 2CA Cat18 UL up to 211 Mbps / 4CA Cat 15 DL up to 800 Mbps

12GB/512GB Variant : LTE 2CA Cat18 UL up to 211 Mbps / 5CA Cat 18 DL up to 1.2 Gbps

12GB/512GB Variant : 4×4 MIMO and CA w/4×4 MIMO supported

Bands*

FDD-LTE (Bands for 8GB/128GB variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28)

FDD-LTE (Bands for 12GB/512GB variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66)

TD-LTE (Bands for 8GB/128GB variant 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

TD-LTE (Bands for 12GB/512GB variant 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

WCDMA (Bands for 8GB/128GB variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)

WCDMA (Bands for 12GB/512GB variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

Network features

VoLTE

Interface

Side: 48 pin Customized/Type C connector USB3.1 gen2/DP 1.4(up to 4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge

Bottom: Type C connector USB3.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

3.5mm Audio jack

NFC

Yes

Operating System

Android™ Pie 9

Battery

6,000mAh (Li-Po)

Power Adapter

Output: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter

Dimensions

170.99mm x 77.6mm x 9.48mm

Weight

240g