Details of the Asus ROG Phone 2 revealed - Most powerful Android phone at launch?
Asus announced its first gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone, back in June last year. The company is expected to debut the successor to that phone, the ROG Phone 2, in the coming weeks, and details of the device have now been revealed.
The ROG Phone 2 will feature a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. That's the same resolution and display type as its predecessor but the display itself will see a bump in size from the 6.0-inch one on the first-gen phone. The biggest upgrade is in the refresh rate, though. The ROG Phone 1 had a 90 Hz refresh rate but the ROG Phone 2 will take that up a notch to 120 Hz.
The ROG Phone 2 will be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855+. That would likely make it the most powerful Android phone on the planet at launch, unless it's beaten to the punch by Nubia and Xiaomi's upcoming Red Magic and Black Shark gaming phones respectively.
Under the hood, the ROG Phone 2 will feature a 5800 mAh battery, which is a big jump from the 4000 mAh unit on the ROG Phone 1. That should, hopefully, compensate for the bigger display, higher refresh rate, and higher-clocked SoC.