ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils ROG Phone II

Posted by ProClockers Hardware Reviews on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 9:00am

ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils ROG Phone II

Next-gen gaming phone leads the way with world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, world's first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED display and monster 6000mAh battery

 

KEY POINTS

  • Dominating performance: World's first gaming phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus clocked at 2.96GHz with Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU
  • Supercharged visuals: World's first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59" display with Delta-E <1 color accuracy and unrivaled 49ms touch latency
  • Non-stop stamina: Monster 6000mAh long-life battery with 30W ROG HyperCharge for non-stop gaming power and lightning-quick charging
  • Fully immersive gaming: Landscape-oriented design, Dual Surrounding Vibration, front-facing stereo speakers, plus a new range of modular accessories

 

BERLIN, Germany, September 4, 2019 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled ROG Phone II, the exciting 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 epic new level with the world's first announced 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 color accuracy and unrivaled touch response for a truly extraordinary visual experience.

Non-stop marathon gaming is provided by the monster 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 powerful 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.

 

Introducing the ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition

The new ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition features an exclusive new color theme and upgraded specifications. The understated Matte Black colorway gives the phone a unique personality, with the distinctive patterning emblazoned on the back cover adding emphasis. The hardware specification 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.

 

Dominating performance

ROG Phone II delivers dominating performance in every arena, with no compromises. It's 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 — 15% faster[1] than the current Snapdragon 855 — offers faster display throughput and greater power efficiency, making ROG Phone II a graphics powerhouse that's unfazed by today's demanding visuals. The Snapdragon 855 Plus comes fully integrated with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Elite Gaming, which provides gamers with a full arsenal of competitive features that are optimized for gaming.

To ensure maximum sustained performance, 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 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.

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[2], 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[3]. Gamers craving mind-blowing performance need look no further than ROG Phone II.

 

Supercharged visuals

ROG Phone II takes gaming visuals to the next level with the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display, a truly magnificent 6.59-inch display that delivers unbelievably fluid, blur-free gaming and entertainment. Its world-beating color 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’s covered with super-tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6.

 

Non-stop stamina

The monster 6000mAh battery in 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 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 (USB-C) charger, or conveniently charge other devices with their ROG Phone II.

 

Fully immersive gaming

ROG Phone II is engineered for victory from the ground up, with its pioneering landscape-oriented ergonomic design. 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. And it doesn't end there: the dual front-facing speakers are positioned at 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. This accessory is now lighter and better balanced, featuring 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.

For the ultimate gaming experience, 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's 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 ROG Phone II itself. ROG Phone II also supports Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive for low-latency high-quality audio over Bluetooth connections.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS ROG Phone II – Elite version will be available by end of September.

Ultimate version will be sold in October on Asus e-Shop.

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

Sku

Color

MSRP

In Euro

Elite Version: 855+ CPU (12 layer)/12G/512G

/with white earphone/with fan/with bumper

Glossy black

899,00

Ultimate Version: 855+ CPU (20 layer)/12G/1TB

/with white earphone/with fan/with bumper

Matt black

1.199,00

 

 

 

PARTNERSHIPS

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Phone Partnership with Blazing Games Inc., Capcom, Gameloft, and MADFINGER Games.

ROG is enhancing the mobile gaming experience for owners of the game-changing ROG Phone gaming smartphone series.

 

BERLIN, Germany, September 4, 2019ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced a partnership with world-class game developers Aiming, Capcom®, Gameloft, MADFINGER Games and Pixelbite, an initiative designed to elevate the mobile gaming experience for users of the game-changing ROG Phone. Benefits will include exclusive in-game content for ROG Phone and ROG Phone II, and the optimization of games to take advantage of the unique capabilities of ROG Phone II and its hardware ecosytem.

 

Blazing Games Inc. .

The Japanese game producer will launch Project Vega during the first half of 2020. The company will launch a role-playing game (RPG) optimized for ROG Phone II and the TwinView Dock II, Dual Surrounding Vibration and Aura RGB lighting. All ROG Phone users will also get exclusive in-game content from launch, as well as exclusive early access to a Closed Beta Test.

 

Capcom

From today, ROG Phone users can enjoy the Closed Beta Test of ROCKMAN X DiVE, the company's first mobile game. ROCKMAN X DiVE will include an exclusive custom weapon for ROG Phone users, while ROG Phone II users will also enjoy optimizations for the ROG Kunai Gamepad and 120Hz display.

http://www.capcom.com/

 

Gameloft

Asphalt 9: Legends, Gameloft's most downloaded and multi-award-winning mobile racing game, will be preloaded on ROG Phone II with an optimized version of the game taking full advantage of the TwinView Dock II and Dual Surrounding Vibration. The game is also optimized for ROG Phone. An actual Porsche 911 took the stage during the announcement, with a customized ROG decal, and all ROG Phone users will be able to unlock this amazing car in its special livery free as an exclusive reward.

https://www.gameloft.com/en/

 

MADFINGER Games

Winner of the Google Play Award 2019, Shadowgun Legends will be optimized for ROG Phone II, TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad, and Dual Surrounding Vibration. All ROG Phone users will get access to exclusive customized suits and weapons.

https://www.madfingergames.com/

 

ASUS ROG Phone II

Processor

2.96GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor

GPU

Qualcomm® Adreno 640

UI

Android Pie with new ROG UI

Display

6.59-inch 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display

600nits outdoor readable brightness

Delta E < 1

DCI-P3 support and 500,000:1 contrast ratio AMOLED display with Corning® Gorilla® 6 Glass

Blue-light filter for eye care

Supports Always On

Capacitive touch panel with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)

Dimensions

170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48 mm

Weight

240g

Battery

6000mAh

Memory

Up to LPDDR4X12GB RAM

Storage

Up to UFS 3.0 512GB

Ultimate Edition: UFS 3.0 1TB

Sensor

In-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition, accelerator, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger II and grip press, dual vibrators

Wireless Technology

4G LTE up to 1.2Gbps downloads with integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem

Qualcomm Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Wi-Fi Direct

WiGig® (802.11ad/60GHz Wi-Fi) wireless display support

2x2 MIMO

Bluetooth® 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive

 

NFC

 

Ultimate Edition: as above, but with up to 2Gbps 4G LTE (Cat 20) downloads

GPS

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

I/O ports

Side:

Custom USB-C

Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30W)

30W ROG HyperCharge direct charging

Bottom:

USB-C

Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD3.0) (30W) / direct charging

3.5mm headphone jack

Front Camera

24MP

Main Camera

48MP + 13MP (125° ultrawide-angle)

Voice Wakeup

Yes

Speaker

Dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra

Stereo speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect

NFC

Supported

About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

 

Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Kryo, and Adreno are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. aptX is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, Qualcomm aptX, and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

 

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