The Asus Rog Phone 2 is a gaming smartphone with the Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage on board. Presentation on September 4
Asus officially launches the ROG Phone 2, the dedicated gaming smartphone from the Taiwanese company. With the first model launched last year, Asus had hit the jackpot by winning over both critics and users. With the ROG Phone 2 tries to repeat the same results, also trying to expand the market share. From the first tests, the Taiwanese company seems to have hit the target: the smartphone is a concentrate of power and technology, from the new chipset Snapdragon 855 Plus, designed specifically for gaming.
The Rog Phone 2 can be defined without too much reverential fear the most powerful Android smartphone on the market. The credit goes to Asus that not only chose the best hardware components on the market, but also worked on the software level to ensure the best performance. For example, you can use stock Android icons to not weigh down the system too much. The gaming interface has also been improved: Game Genie features more options that allow users to customize their gaming experience.
A gaming smartphone without a high autonomy would be almost useless. That's why Asus has included a 6,000mAh battery that provides a battery life that is well in excess of 24 hours. The Rog Phone 2 will be officially presented in Europe on September 4 and on that occasion will also be made official launch price.
Asus Rog Phone 2: technical specifications
It takes little to understand that we have in front of a top of the range smartphone. On board is the brand new Snapdragon 855, the chipset developed by Qualcomm specifically for gaming smartphones. Supporting it is the Adreno 630 GPU that provides 15% more performance than the previous model, 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal memory.
To keep that power at bay, the cooling system has been completely revised, allowing the phone to never exceed 40 degrees Celsius, even under stress. In case you want to lower the temperature even more, you can connect to the device an external fan.
An eye for the photographic compartment: in the back there is a dual camera with 48 Megapixel main sensor and secondary wide-angle 13 Megapixel. In the front there is a 24-megapixel lens inserted in the upper corner to facilitate the streaming of video games.
Asus Rog Phone 2: the difference is in the screen
If so far the technical card of the Rog Phone 2 is remarkable, with the screen takes a decisive step forward. The display is a 6.59-inch Amoled with FullHD+ resolution with a refresh rate that can be set to 60, 90 and 120 Hz, with a response time of 1 ms. The best possible screen for a gaming smartphone.
The bezels have also been optimized to make the device as compact as possible and comfortable to carry in your pocket. There is no notch or even holes on the display, but there are two rather thin bezels on the top and bottom.
Rog Phone 2: battery and accessories
To conclude, it is necessary to dwell on the autonomy: the Rog Phone 2 mounts a 6000mAh battery that allows you to charge the smartphone every two days. Thanks to support for Quick Charge 4.0, the device can be charged in just over an hour and a half.
The accessories supporting the smartphone have also been improved. The new joypad allows for a better grip on the smartphone and a more immersive gaming experience.
The user interface
Asus has also worked on Game Genie, the user interface that is activated when you launch a video game. The application is now much more complete and allows the user to customize the settings of each video game.
The other novelty concerns the operating system: to make it lighter you can set the icons of Android Stock.
Asus Rog Phone 2: price and release date
The Rog Phone 2 has been made official, but the presentation in Europe will take place on September 4. On the same occasion will also be communicated the price of the smartphone, which according to rumors should be similar to that of the first model (between 800 and 1000 euros).