The ROG Phone II announced with ridiculously overkill specifications!
One of the most highly anticipated gaming smartphones, the ROG Phone II, has just been announced. Since it is now announced, what we are waiting for is local availability and pricing. The specifications are definitely perfect for gaming, and is probably the one gaming phone in the market that has zero compromises.
Okay, maybe one. The ROG Phone II replaces most of the current set of accessories with a whole new set of accessories. Given that we are dealing with a noticeably larger display this time around, that’s somewhat expected. ASUS didn’t trash all of the old ones though, with the WiGig Display Dock, Pro Dock and Mobile Desktop Dock still usable if you got them with your ROG Phone.
Cementing its position as one of the best gaming phones, it has an all new antenna design. Instead of the usual antenna configurations you get with other flagships, the ROG Phone II features a quad-antenna design. This is to ensure that you get the best connectivity in landscape mode, which is how most games are played. This is probably the most antennae ever crammed in a smartphone, but unfortunately there is no 802.11ax support. We are still stuck with 802.11ac for regular WiFi connectivity, and 802.11ad for use with the WiGig dock.
The ROG Phone II is also the first gaming smartphone to feature a 6000 mAh battery. Just like the ROG Phone, you can charge it via the side port or the regular bottom one. The port on the side is the real deal though, with USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4 with support for 4K displays. Oh and it still has a headphone jack.
Now, onto the specifications:
ROG Phone II Specs
- Snapdragon 855+, octa-core, 2.96 GHz, 7nm FinFET
- Adreno 640 @ 675 MHz
- 12GB LPDDR4x RAM
- Up to 512GB UFS 3.0
- 6.59″ FHD+ (19.5:9), 120 Hz AMOLED panel, 240 Hz touch sampling, 108% DCI-P3, Delta E<1, 10-bit HDR, SDR2HDR support
- 48MP + 13MP rear camera
- 24MP selfie camera
- 6000 mAh battery, QuickCharge 4.0 + USB PD 3.0 support
The ROG Phone II is confirmed to arrive in Malaysia, so we will definitely see it soon. When, is another question. Hopefully before Christmas.
Pokdepinion: Why before Christmas? Because then I can do a “Dear Santa…”