What upgrades will the Asus ROG Phone 2 offer?
Before the phone was announced Asus confirmed that the phone will be the first to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform. This is essentially a supped up version of the processor that is already in a lot of smartphones. Asus said Kryo 485 CPU will run at up to 2.96GHz, while the Adreno 640 GPU is clocked 15% faster than the current 855.
There will be up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
The display is bigger at 6.59in and boosts the refresh rate to 120Hz to match the Razer Phone 2 – and you can choose 60- or 90Hz if needed. There’s a 1ms response time and the touch input is rated at 240Hz. The screen has 1080 x 2340 resolution (19.5:9 aspect ratio) and supports 10bit HDR.
Do some hardcore gaming for a while and the components will get hot so Asus has a vapor chamber and vents that lead the heat out. There’s also a second generation AeroActive Cooler II in the box. The fan clips to the phone and is four times quieter than the first model – it also doubles as a kick stand.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, August|
|Dimensions||171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm (6.73 x 3.06 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||240 g (8.47 oz)|
|Build||Front glass (Gorilla Glass 6), back glass, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~80.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
240 Hz touch-sensing
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), ROG UI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Plus (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)|
|GPU||Adreno 640 (700 MHz)|
|Internal||256/512 GB, 12 GB RAM|
|Dual||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF/Laser AF|
13 MP, f/2.4, 11mm (ultrawide)
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS (except @240/480fps)|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mics
DTS Headphone X
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 30W (Quick Charge 4.0)|
Power bank/Reverse charging 10W
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