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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today launched ROG Phone 2, the exciting successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.
ROG Phone 2 builds on the innovative gamer-centric design of the first-generation ROG Phone, and takes performance to an epic new level with the world’s first announced implementation of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, which is clocked at up to 2.96GHz. Graphics are provided by the new Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU for pro-level gaming experiences, and the uprated GameCool II 3D vapor-chamber cooling system sustains full-speed performance for even longer.
ROG Phone 2 also features the world’s greatest 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59-inch display, which offers a world-beating Delta-E <1 color accuracy and unrivaled touch response for a truly extraordinary visual experience.
Non-stop marathon gaming is provided by the monster 6000mAh battery and the innovative side-charging design, combined with a 30W ROG HyperCharge power adapter for safe, ultrafast direct charging.
ROG Phone 2 is designed from the ground up for fully immersive gaming, with its unique landscape-oriented design incorporating upgraded AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors, Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, and powerful front-facing stereo speakers. Brand-new accessories include the TwinView Dock II for immersive dual-screen gaming, and the multi-configuration ROG Kunai Gamepad for the ultimate console-like gaming experience.
The new ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition features an exclusive new color theme and upgraded specifications. The understated Matte Black colorway and the distinctive patterns emblazoned on the back cover adds emphasis to the phone’s unique personality. The Ultimate Edition has been upgraded to a massive 1TB UFS 3.0 ROM, and users can also enjoy faster Cat 20 4G LTE, with download speeds of up to 2Gbps. This upgraded version with its exclusive aesthetic and powerful storage performance offers owners the finest integration of design and technology.
ROG Phone 2 delivers dominating performance in every arena, with no compromises. It’s the world’s first gaming smartphone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, with the Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU clocked at up to 2.96GHz and teamed with up to 12GB RAM for effortless gaming power. The special Adreno 640 GPU — 15% faster than the current Snapdragon 855 — offers superior gaming performance and greater power efficiency, making ROG Phone 2 a graphics powerhouse that’s unfazed by today’s demanding visuals. The Snapdragon 855 Plus comes fully integrated with Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, which provides gamers with a full arsenal of competitive features that are optimized for gaming.
To ensure maximum sustained performance, the second-generation GameCool II cooling system in ROG Phone 2 has a newly designed 3D vapor chamber that’s even more effective at removing heat from the phone. There’s also a new AeroActive Cooler II featuring redesigned fan blades that deliver even more airflow into the ROG Aerodynamic System, and can be used together with the bundled Aero Case. It’s also whisper-quiet, with a 24dBA noise level — 4X quieter than the original design.
And it doesn’t end there: the high-capacity 512GB UFS 3.0 ROM provides ultra-fast data storage, and the fully integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth subsystem delivers blazing-fast pre-Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities, and WiGig using 60 GHz Wi-Fi delivers wireless speeds up to 4.6Gbps[ii]. Gamers craving mind-blowing performance need look no further than ROG Phone 2.
ROG Phone 2 takes gaming visuals to the next level with the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display, a truly magnificent 6.59-inch display that delivers unbelievably fluid, blur-free gaming and entertainment. Its world-beating color accuracy — with a Delta-E of less than 1 — ensures games look just like the developer intended, and the blistering 49ms touch latency delivers instant responsiveness for a competitive edge. To protect this state-of-the-art display, it’s covered with super-tough Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The monster 6000mAh battery in ROG Phone 2 provides non-stop gaming power anywhere. ROG HyperCharge direct-charging technology — which takes the charging circuitry out of the phone and puts it in the special 30W charger — gives ROG Phone 2 shorter, safer charge times (up to 66% charged in just 58 minutes). Support for PD charging means gamers can easily charge their phone with any USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) charger, or conveniently charge other devices with their ROG Phone 2.
ROG Phone 2 is engineered for victory from the ground up, with its pioneering landscape-oriented ergonomic design. Uprated AirTrigger II technology provides extra-precise ultrasonic touch controls with a vibration latency of just 20ms. They now also support both tap and slide motions — with fine-tuned feedback for a console-like button feel, and the Dual Surrounding Vibration technology creates a powerful 3D force-feedback experience. The unique side-mounted USB-C™ charging port and 3.5mm audio jack let users keep their phone topped up and their headphones plugged in without cramping their style during marathon sessions. And it doesn’t end there: the dual front-facing speakers are positioned at top and bottom of the phone for perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode, while the groundbreaking multi-antenna Wi-Fi is designed to deliver maximum landscape-mode performance. ROG Phone 2 also supports Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive for low-latency high-quality audio over Bluetooth connections.
The all-new TwinView Dock II offers a genuine dual-screen gaming experience, with a 6.59-inch AMOLED FHD+ (2340 x 1080) auxiliary screen that’s great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication. This accessory is now lighter and better balanced, featuring a new turbo-fan cooling system and a high-capacity 5000mAh extended battery pack. The ROG Kunai Gamepad can also be used to add full physical controls and create a complete self-contained dual-screen gaming system.
For the ultimate gaming experience, ROG Phone 2 can be expanded with a unique range of accessories. The ROG WiGig Display Dock Plus and Mobile Desktop Dock are both supported, and there’s a new modular ROG Kunai Gamepad that provides physical console-like gamepad controls. The ROG Kunai Gamepad consists of three components — the ROG Kunai Bumper, ROG Kunai Controllers and ROG Kunai Holder. The two-part Kunai Controllers can be attached to the Kunai Holder to create a standalone gamepad, or combined with the Kunai Bumper to add physical gamepad controls to ROG Phone 2 itself.
ASUS ROG Phone 2 (ZS660KL)
600nits outdoor readable brightness
Delta E < 1
DCI-P3 support and 500,000:1 contrast ratio AMOLED display with Corning® Gorilla® 6 Glass
Blue-light filter for eye care
Supports Always On
Capacitive touch panel with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)
Ultimate Edition: UFS 3.0 1TB
Qualcomm Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
WiGig® (802.11ad/60GHz Wi-Fi) wireless display support
Bluetooth® 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive NFC
Ultimate Edition: as above, but with up to 2Gbps 4G LTE (Cat 20) downloads
Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30W)
30W ROG HyperCharge direct charging
Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD3.0) (30W) / direct charging
3.5mm headphone jack
Stereo speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
The ROG Phone 2 12GB/512GB began pre-orders at the price of 49,995 php last October 3 to October 11, 2019. This was together with the ROG Phone 2 Champion’s Super Pack, which offers 30% off of the total accessory bundle for the first 20 buyers – from the original 59,965 php to 41,995 php! This special promo is exclusive to the ROG Concept Stores only, where the accessories will be exclusively available as well. The ROG Phone 2 12GB/1TB Ultimate Edition will hit the market in November 2019 for 59,995 php. For further information on the ROG Phone 2, check out the official ROG Philippines pages on Facebook and Instagram.