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ROG Phone 2 Slated For Q3 2019 Release

by Raja IdrisApril 8, 2019
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The original ROG Phone made its way last year, being the dream gaming smartphone that gamers cried out for. Now it seems that the successor, the ROG Phone 2 is set to be released in Q3 of this year.

According to reports, the new gaming device will see them partner up with Tencent as their official advertising partner, where it seems that ASUS is looking to garner profits from the Chinese smartphone gaming market.

Besides the ZenFone 6, the ROG Phone 2 will be among the first smartphones to come out after ASUS’ announcement of their reworked strategy to focus on gaming and premium segment devices. We should probably see an upgrade in the ROG Phone 2 over the original’s specifications. Here’s the ROG Phone’s specifications:

ROG Phone Specifications

Processor2.96GHz specially-binned Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with 10nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
GPUQualcomm® Adreno™ 630
UIROG UI
Display6.0” 18:9 2160×1080 AMOLED 90Hz with 1ms response time 550nits brightness 108.6% DCIP3; 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Front 2.5D Corning Gorilla 6 glass
Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch) Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR supported
MemoryLPDDR4X 8GB RAM
StorageUFS2.1 128GB / 512GB、Google Drive 100GB / 1 year
SensorAccelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensor
Main Rear Camera6.25x light sensitivity low light photos (compared with a typical camera with 16MP, F1.7 & 1.12µm pixel size) Sony flagship IMX363 12MP dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ large sensor size, 1.4µm large pixel size F1.7 aperture 26.6mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera 6p lens 78.2° field of view Instant cameras switching 0.03 seconds phase-detection autofocus 4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization LED flash
Second Rear Camera120° wide-angle camera 200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame 12mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
Front Camera8MP F2.0 aperture 24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera 84° field of view
Video Recording4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main rear camera 1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps 720p HD video recording at 30 fps 3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras Take still photo while recording video Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 fps / 720p at 240 fps) ZeniMoji
SpeakerDual front-facing speakers 5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
Audio OutputHi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality DTS:X Ultra 1.0 delivers incredibly realistic 3D audio rendering for any kind of games or virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), featuring immersive 7.1-channel surround-sound with enhanced bass response. AudioWizard with listening profile
MicrophoneTriple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
FM ReceiverFM radio
Wireless TechnologyWLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz WLAN 802.11ad 60GHz (32 Antennas)Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi direct
NavigationGPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo/QZSS
SIM CardsDual SIM dual standby Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Data rateLTE Cat13 UL up to 150Mbps / Cat18 DL up to 1.2Gbps DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42Mbps DL 5CA and UL 2CA supported 4×4 MIMO and CA w/4×4 MIMO supported 5CA 4×4 MIMO up to 1.2Gbps supported
B versionFDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32) TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41,46) WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19) TD-SCDMA (Bands 34,39) CDMA (Band BC0) EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
InterfaceSide: 48 pin Customized connector USB3.1 gen1/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge Bottom: Type C connector USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge
3.5mm Audio jack
NFCSupport
Operating SystemAndroid™ Oreo 8.1
Battery4,000mAh
Power AdapterOutput: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter
Dimensions158.83x 76.16x 8.3mm
Weight200g

In case you’ve missed our review of the original ROG Phone, you can check our full thoughts on it right here.

Pokdepinion: I’m pretty sure fans of ROG simply can’t wait for it to come out! It’ll be interesting to see what they bring to the table this time around.

About The Author
Raja Idris
The name's King, Kingky King. Likes to keep it simple and straightforward. A person who games regardless of what platform. Need value for money performance? Get AMD.

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