23 Sep 2019
ASUS's gaming phone, ROG Phone 2 launched in India
As an upgrade to its ROG phone, Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has launched the ROG Phone 2 in India today.
The handset will go on sale starting September 30 during Flipkart's The Big Billion Days sale.
As for key highlights, it comes with a 120Hz display, a beefy 6,000mAh battery, and top-of-the-line internals including the all new Snapdragon 855 Plus processor.
Here's our roundup.
Design and display
At a glance
The ROG Phone 2 sports a conventional rectangular design with proportional top and bottom bezels. On the rear, it houses horizontally aligned dual cameras and customizable LED logo.
The handset features a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution, HDR 10 support, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch-sensing rate.
Further, it gets an under-display fingerprint scanner and Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
In the imaging department, the ROG Phone 2 gets dual rear cameras including a 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor and 13MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide-angle sensor.
On the front, it houses a 24MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture.
Furthermore, the rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at upto 60fps, while the selfie camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Here's a look at the internals
Powering the ROG Phone 2 is the Snapdragon 855 Plus octa-core processor, upto 12GB RAM, and upto 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
Under the hood, it runs Android Pie-based ROG UI and packs a gigantic 6,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 (30W) fast-charging support.
Furthermore, the handset gets dual-stereo speakers, two Type-C ports, a bunch of optional gaming accessories, and vapor chamber cooling system.
Finally, what is the pocket pinch
As for the pricing, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 starts at Rs. 37,999 for the entry-level variant that comes with 8GB/128GB configuration, a 10W charger, and AeroCase cover.
There is also a 12GB/512GB model which is priced at Rs. 59,999 and offers 30W ROG Charger, AeroActive Cooler, and AeroCase cover.
Connectivity options and sensor details
The ROG Phone 2 gets all the latest connectivity options including dual-SIMs (Nano), dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and a headphone jack. The phone also gets all standard sensors including accelerometer, proximity, gyroscope, and e-compass.
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