ASUS ROG Phone II: Snapdragon 855 Plus, 120Hz, Big Battery

Looking back at what the first ROG Phone was and what it is now, Asus has been working hard to make the successor have a strong headgame in the now competitive ‘gaming’ segment. 

The Asus ROG Phone II is the sequel mobile gamers may salivate for, featuring the latest the hardware world has to offer, along with many firsts: 

Performance 

As expected of any gaming device, the ROG Phone II is packing serious heat. It’s going to be among the few to feature the mroe powerful Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC (2.96HGz CPU, 675MHz GPU), paired with a plentiful 12GB LPDDR4X RAM. As for internal storage there is up to 512GB of space utilizing UFS 3.0, which performs up to double the speed from UFS 2.0

Gaming Features

In terms of gaming features, the ROG Phone II focuses on creating the portable console experience as well as ensuring components stay cool and not overheat the device from playing too long. I mean the device is big, coming in hot with a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a bumped refresh rate from 90Hz to a smoother 120Hz with options to dial the refresh rate down to save some cells. 

For cooling, internal efforts include a 3D vapour chamber as well as a ventilated heatsink located towards the back of the device. To top it all off, the detachable AeroActive Cooler II fan blows out all that heat  and operates 4 times quieter than the predecessor with up to 5 degrees Celsius of noticeable cooling.  

AirTrigger gets an improvement too, proviiding players with touch-based shoulder buttons with added finger resting and sliding gesture support. This is great if you’re not too keen on carrying a seperate controller when you’re out and about. 

Battery-wise, Asus had thrown in plenty of juice, dishing out a fat 6000mAh cell, 50% more than the first ROG Phone. To charge the battery quickly ROG bundled a HyperCharge adapter, pumping out 30 watts of power via USB-C to C. In just under an hour, it can charge up to 4000mAh, which is more than enough to help you go through our day. 

Camera

Borrowing some features from their cousin the ZenFone 6, the ROG Phone II will come with a respectable Sony IMX586  f/1.79 48MP (4K 60fps capable) sensor coupled with an ultra-wide125-degree 13MP sensor next to it. For your selfies there’s a comfortable 24-megapixel front-facer. 

Prices and solid release date for Malaysia have not been released yet, so keep yourself updated by watching this space when more news comes out.  

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