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Asus ROG 2 is the successor of the ROG phone which was launched in 2018. This new version brings better specifications with cutting edge gaming features. One of the biggest highlights of this phone is the brand new 6.59 inches AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 855+ processor, the fastest in this class and paired with a 12 Gigabyte RAM. It has a storing capacity of 128 GB and has a big 6000 mAh battery. The phone is packed with some unique features like the side charging port, front-facing dual speakers, vibrating motors and two USB ports.
So we will now discuss this gadget in a far detailed way and have a better understanding of the most recent Black Shark and Razor Phone rival.
Asus ROG Phone 2 will be launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 37,999 for the base model with specifications of 12 GB RAM and 128 GB of space. The other version will be priced at Rs. 59,999 that will include a 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage. All the other specifications will be the same for these variants. An 18W Quick Charge 4.0 adapter along with an aero case will be available for the base model. For the top-end model, there will be a fast charging adapter of 30W, aero case and Aero Active Cooler 2 in the box.
ROG 2 accessories
There are a few other accessories that will be available with this device if you want your gaming experience to be an awesome one. These are to be purchased separately.
The Twin View Dock II is priced at Rs. 19,999. It has a secondary screen same as the size of ROG Phone 2, a dedicated fan cooling system and a powerful 5000 mAh battery. Asus ROG Kunai gamepad can be purchased for Rs. 9999. It is a game controller that consists of three parts: a case, Kunai controllers and holder. Aero Active Cooler II is a fan cooling system specially made for ROG Phone 2 and is priced at 3999. For extra functionality with the USB and HDMI, the phone comes with a Mobile Desktop Dock priced at Rs. 12,999.
An aerodynamic design and display
The phone has a body comprising of metal and glass design with a small light with the ROG logo. It comes equipped with a monster 6.59 inches AMOLED display screen that has a resolution of 1080 X 2340 P with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display refresh rate is 90 Hz, has a 10-bit full HDR support and a one millisecond response time. It is layered with Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
The right edge of Asus ROG 2 has two touch-sensitive points that act as shoulder buttons. It feels like we are playing games on a console. The ROG 2 is a bit heavier weighing around 240 g with a thickness of 9.78 mm. The phone display provides a big area for playing high-end games rich with graphics and that makes it superior for viewing. It got bezels around the screen.
The ultimate powerhouse
The Asus ROG Phone 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus octa-core CPU clocked at a peak performance of 2.96 GHz. This smartphone comes in two variants. One has 8 Gigabyte RAM and 128 Gigabyte storage while the other one has 12 Gigabyte RAM and 512 Gigabyte storage. The new processor is 15 times faster than the average multi-core processors. For a smooth gaming experience, it has Adreno 640 GPU capable of running games at high frames per second.
When we play games at an ultra-setting graphic mode, the phone naturally gets heated and to overcome this situation, Asus had to add a special type of cooling system. It includes a cooling chamber, heat-absorbing plate, and vents for the heat to be released outside.
The phone features a large 6000 mAh battery that supports 18W ROG HyperCharge technology and accompanied by Quick Charge 4.0.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs on Android 9 Pie OS and has ROG based user interface. It is a single sim GSM smartphone. The phone includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Other connectivity options are GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, USB Type-C with 3G & 4G cellular networks. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Asus’s ROG 2 features new dual front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby DTS X and Air Trigger 2.
Accessories for an increased gaming experience
To enhance the gaming experience, Asus has also announced new accessories compatible with this device. The ROG Twin View II which has a second screen of 120 Hz with 1 millisecond response time and a 5000 mAh battery. It features a 3.5 mm audio jack, Turbofan cooling and RGB lighting. You can even play two games at the same time. Then there is the ROG Kunai gamepad which is a modern controller much similar to Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. It supports Bluetooth connectivity and has a type-C USB.
There will be ROG Aero Case which is compatible with both Twin View II and Aero Cooler II. Last but not the least, we have got Asus Lightning Armour Case that will support RGB customization and will be protecting the device with its rugged surface.
ROG 2The best gaming phone
The Asus ROG Phone 2 is the best gaming phone so far. Asus has introduced many new and upgraded features to this phone. It is one of the most powerful Android devices in the market. With so much power, this phone is an idle choice for any hardcore gamer. They will derive immense pleasure by playing high-end games with great graphics and at high fps. The combination of suitable accessories will add life to the gaming experience.
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