A lot of Brands bringing or upgrading their flagship device to Snapdragon 855 Plus few days back we saw an upgraded variant of Redmi K20 Pro launched in China on the other side OnePlus upgrading their device on September 26, with OnePlus 7T series with this new chipset but Asus bought their ROG 2 phone with not only Snapdragon 855 Plus but a lot more than that to compete with the other Gaming Phone such as Xiaomi Sister Concern Black Shark 2 and Nubia Red Magic 3, let’s see what it brings to the table.

Specification of Asus ROG Phone 2

  • Display: 6.59-inch Full HD Plus 120Hz Amoled Panel with HDR 10
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • Camera: Dual Camera Setup with 48MP+13MP and 24MP Selfie
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 30W Fast Charging
  • Ram & Storage: 8GB/128GB and 12GB/512GB
  • Os : Stock or ROG UI on top of Android 9 Pie

Overview

Back in July 2019, Asus launched the successor of their Rog Phone in partnership with Tencent in China with an impressive Specs and today at an event in New Delhi Asus launched ROG Phone 2 in India. ROG Phone 2 is not an ordinary smartphone it is the first phone to launch in India powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus. It is also the first phone to get 120Hz refresh rate on an Amoled display and support for HDR 10 at this price range in India.

Screenshot taken from Beebom

ROG Phone 2 as A Gaming Phone

There is a 3D vapor chamber and couple of heat vents to keep the heat under control while gaming, though it does not have any physical fan like Nubia Red Magic 3 but you can get one of the external fan as an additional accessory offered by Asus.

The ROG Phone 2 is the only flagship that offers 6000mAh battery with 30-watt fast charging support. It also comes with 2 USB Type C port one at the bottom the other on the side it helps to charge your phone even when you holding it as landscape or playing a game. Hyper charge technology allows to charge this device while you play the game without heating. Asus claims 60 Minutes charge can give almost 36 hours of battery backup.

For enhancing the gaming experience, it houses dual high-end XYZ vibrational motor for directional vibration, two front-facing speakers on the smartphone, four noise cancellation mic for outdoor mode and an FM radio. It also offers the ultrasonic, pressure-sensitive air trigger buttons the functionality of these air triggers can be customized and there’s a protection for accidental touches. It also comes with aura RGB lighting at the back panel of the device.

Screenshot taken from Beebom

Camera

In terms of camera Asus packs, a primary 48 megapixel with an aperture of f/1.79 Sony IMX586 sensor and a secondary 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens at the rear. There’s also a 24-megapixel selfie shooter at the front.

Price and Availability

The Asus ROG Phone 2 will go for sale at Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant with 18W charger and Aero Case in the box and Rs 59,999 for 12GB RAM and 512GB storage packed with 30W charger and Aero Active Cooler 2 in the box. The phone will go on sale starting from September 30 as Big Billion Day Special on Flipkart. Asus will give a tough competition for the upcoming OnePlus 7T, which debuts on September 26, with such an attractive and salivating price tag.

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