Leaked images show how the Asus ROG Phone 2 powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus looks like
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A successor to the Asus ROG Phone was speculated to launch some time in July and recently, we also came to know that the ROG Phone II will sport a 120 Hz display. In an official press release, Asus has now confirmed that the ROG Phone II will be the first phone to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. While we await official details of the specs and other accessories, the first hands-on images of the device have managed to make their way to Weibo.
According to Asus, the ROG Phone II makes good use of the improved CPU and GPU clocks in the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC and will further add-on to experiences like the ultrasonic AirTriggers and TwinView Dock that made the original ROG Phone distinct from its competitors such as the Razer Phone 2 and Xiaomi Black Shark 2. Details of these enhancements, accessories, and full specifications of the device are expected to be available in the coming weeks. While not yet official, the ROG Phone II is expected to first launch in China on July 23.
The ROG Phone II will be the first smartphone to feature a 120 Hz panel. This is confirmed by today's leak that shows the option to select between 60 Hz, 90 Hz, and 120 Hz refresh rates. From the leaked images, we also get to see that the display is notch-less albeit somewhat prominent top and bottom bezels. Since this is a gaming phone and will be used mostly in landscape mode, the extra bezels are necessary for a proper grip.
Asus said that it was partnering with Tencent to develop games that make good use of the 120 Hz display and also leverage the extra single-core boost clocks in the 855 Plus. The original ROG Phone had a respectable 4,000 mAh battery, but the ZenFone 6 bumped it up to 5,000 mAh. We expect to see battery capacities somewhere between this range for the ROG Phone II as well. Pricing and availability details are expected to be revealed in the days to come.
Next-gen gaming phone is world's first announced implementation of latest Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, delivering framerate-shattering gaming performance
· Upcoming version of the innovative ROG gaming phone is world's first announced to use 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform
· Kryo 485 CPU is clocked at up to 2.96GHz for world-beating benchmark performance that's 4.2% faster than the current Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform
Mumbai, India July 15, 2019 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the next-generation ROG Phone II will be the world's first gaming phone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform.
ROG Phone II will offer users the best possible mobile gaming experience, building on and adding to the innovations of the globally acclaimed ROG Phone that made its debut in 2018. Full details and specifications of this exciting new gaming phone will be announced in the coming weeks, but the uprated power of the Snapdragon 855 Plus ensures that overall performance will take yet another leap forward.
The Kryo 485 CPU in the Snapdragon 855 Plus will run at up to 2.96GHz — a 4.2% improvement compared to the 2.84Ghz of the Snapdragon 855.
With this high-performance foundation complementing a raft of exciting new features and enhancements, ROG Phone II is once again poised to take the world of mobile gaming by storm.
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Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.
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