Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Asus ROG Phone successor to launch in third quarter

The original Asus ROG Phone will get a successor in Q3 2019
The original Asus ROG Phone
The second iteration of the ROG Phone by Asus will come out in the third quarter of the year with the support of Chinese game publisher Tencent. Its specs are expected to include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, multiple memory/storage combinations, as well as a premium build that would integrate an advanced cooling solution.
Codrut Nistor,
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Gaming smartphones might never go mainstream, but this niche of the market seems quite lucrative. Razer opened the road with the first-generation Razer Phone, and Asus was quick to follow with the ROG Phone. Now, we hear that the second iteration of this gaming handset by Asus is on its way and that Tencent might also join in to promote the device in China.

The second-generation Asus ROG Phone might launch as ROG Phone II or ROG Phone 2.0, but the name was not at least mentioned in the DigiTimes report concerning its launch. However, this report reveals that Asus is planning to bring the device to the market in the third quarter of the year. 

The aforementioned article also quoted the insiders familiar with the matter saying that the gaming smartphone models still cannot generate significant profits for Asus, but the collaboration with Tencent might help the next-gen ROG Phone turn the tide.

While the report does not say anything about its specs and features, it is rather safe to assume that the ROG Phone 2.0/II will hit the market with a premium design, advanced cooling, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, multiple memory/storage configurations, as well as a display optimized for gaming — maybe 120 Hz. What would you like to get from a next-gen gaming phone? Tell us in the comments section below.

Source(s)

Read all 2 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5441 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2019 04 > Asus ROG Phone successor to launch in third quarter
Codrut Nistor, 2019-04- 8 (Update: 2019-04- 8)