ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils ROG Phone II!

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I gotta say: ASUS is KILLING IT! This year’s been big for them so far thanks to the new ZenFone 6 and its awesome flip camera! Looking to do a one-two punch for 2019, the ASUS Republic of Gamers unveiled the sequel to their gaming phone: the ROG Phone II!

ROG Phone II - Look

What’s Up With the ROG Phone II?

Gaming phones are now a legitimate category of the smartphone market. Companies you would normally associate with gaming (like Razer) got into making phones. Good thing ASUS makes smartphones AND has a gaming brand. Carrying on from its predecessor, the ROG Phone II has quite possibly a MONSTER spec sheet.

Just look at the highlights:

  • The FIRST phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor
  • The first phone with a 120Hz/1ms AMOLED display
  • A HUGE 6000 mAh battery coupled with 30W ROG HyperCharge
  • Dual surrounding vibration motors
  • Front-facing stereo speakers\

It also carries the second generation GameCool II cooling system. The said system has a newly designed 3D vapor chamber that is even more effective in removing heat from the phone.

Photo: ASUS

That alone makes ASUS ROG’s latest offering VERY VERY competitive. But as far as ROG is concerned, the experience isn’t complete without any accessories!

Add-ons for The ULTIMATE Mobile Gaming Experience!

It also helps that the ROG have NEW gaming accessories to go along with it.

This is the new AeroActive Cooler II. It features redesigned fan blades that deliver even more airflow into the ROG Aerodynamic System. A huge plus is that it 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.

Photo: Engadget

Other accessories include the TwinView Dock II which has a 6.59-inch AMOLED FHD+ (2340 x 1080) auxiliary screen and a ROG Kunai Gamepad can also be used to add full physical controls and create a complete self-contained dual-screen gaming system.

ROG Phone II Full Specifications

In case you need all them specs, here you go:

Processor2.96GHz specially-binned Qualcomm® Snapdragon 855 Plus
Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor
GPUUp to 675MHz Qualcomm® Adreno 640
UIAndroid Pie with new ROG UI
Display6.59-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)
Dimensions170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48 mm 
MemoryUp to LPDDR4X 12GB RAM
StorageUp to 512GB UFS 3.0
SensorIn-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
Integrated (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, 60GHz, 2×2 MIMO)
Bluetooth® 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports  aptX  and  apt X HD
Wi-Fi Direct
GPSSupports GPS(L1+L5), GLO, BDS, GAL(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5)
I/O portsSide: 
Custom USB-C 
Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30W) 
30W ROG HyperCharge direct charging
Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD3.0) (30W) / direct charging
3.5mm headphone jack
Front Camera24MP
Main Camera48MP + 13MP (125° ultrawide-angle)
Voice WakeupYes
SpeakerDual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS Headphone:X Ultra
Stereo speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier for louder,
deeper and less distorted sound effect

Sounds Great? When Will It Come Out in PH?

As much as I would LOVE to give you that good news, there’s nothing yet with regards to PH availability. I’ll keep you guys posted when there are updates!

What do YOU think of the ROG Phone II? Do you still think gaming phones aren’t worth it? Sound off in the comments below!

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