Asus announces ROG Phone 2; Snapdragon 855+ and 120Hz HDR

Asus has announced the ROG Phone 2, which schleps a 120Hz 10-bit HDR screen for the first time and arms the all-new Snapdragon 855+ SoC. Succeeding the first Asus ROG, the upcoming smartphone is designed for both the extensive gamers and Android power users.

With Asus ROG Phone 2, the company has provided a great improvement over its previous generation ROG smartphone. Apart from the latest Snapdragon 855+ SoC, it also comes with unique features, including the dual system design, which can be seen in the smartphone’s as well. Users can swap between gaming-oriented ROG UI and near-stock Android UI as per their preference. The width of the device is less than 78mm, which makes it easy to operate using a single hand. Also, the company has optimized everything for landscape use.

Specifications and features of Asus ROG Phone 2

Coming to the latest display design, Asus ROG Phone 2 sports a 6.59-inch AMOLED panel that offers up to 120Hz refresh rate with 1cm latency along with a touch sensor of 240Hz. Asus claims that a number of optimisations furnished to the Android core have enabled the device to achieve a lower touch latency even than the iPhone XS Max. Besides the optimum 120Hz refresh rate, users can also switch between 60Hz and 90Hz. Further, the panel has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It is also a 10-bit HDR display, which exceeds the bounds of DCI-P3 colour space and deltaE < 1 colour accuracy.

In terms of performance, the gaming-centric device features the new Snapdragon 855+ SoC, Adreno 640 GPU to 675MHz to deliver a 15% speed boost. Apart from that, it features a heat control layout with special vents that passes heat to the external vents through vapour chambers. It also has AeroActive Cooler II in the box, which helps to drop the temperature of the exterior by 5%. A 6000mAh battery renders enough power to stay active for a long time, which can be refilled fast with the 30W ROG HyperCharge.