ASUS Republic of Gamers Officially Launches ROG Phone 2 in The Philippines

October 11, 2019 0 By urbantechnoobs

The long-awaited ROG Phone 2, the successor of the highly acclaimed ROG Phone, has now been released in the Philippines.

Continuing ROG’s world’s first streak, the ROG Phone II will be the first-ever smartphone with a 6.59-inch display that features 120Hz/1ms, AMOLED 10-bit HDR display, and will be the first implementation of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform with a CPU clocking up to 2.96GHz. The ROG Phone II also has a graphics processor from Qualcomm, the Adreno 640. Backing up the CPU and GPU of the ROG Phone II is the upgraded GameCool II 3D vapor-chamber cooling system that sustains full-speed performance for even longer durations.

Gaming that never stops can be achieved with its 6000mAh battery and its 30W ROG HyperCharge power adapter, which provides safe, ultrafast direct charging.

To continue and to even further the rich gaming experience that the ROG Phone started, the ROG Phone 2 will feature an upgraded AirTrigger II ultra-sonic sensors, Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, and enhanced front-facing stereo speakers.

ASUS Republic of Gamers also revealed the new TwinView Dock II that provides immersive dual-screen gaming and the multi-configuration ROG Kunai Gamepad that presents users with ultimate console-like gaming experience.

ASUS ROG Phone 2 (ZS660KL)
2.96GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor
Qualcomm® Adreno 640
Android Pie with new ROG UI
6.59-inch 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display
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)
170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48 mm
UFS 3.0 512GB
Ultimate Edition: UFS 3.0 1TB
In-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition, accelerator, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger II and grip press, dual vibrators
Wireless Technology
4G LTE up to 1.2Gbps downloads with integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem
Qualcomm Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Direct
WiGig® (802.11ad/60GHz Wi-Fi) wireless display support
2×2 MIMO
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 GPS(L1+L5), GLO, BDS, GAL(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5)
I/O ports
Custom USB-C
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
Front Camera
Main Camera
48MP + 13MP (125° ultrawide-angle)
Voice Wakeup
Dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra
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 PHP 49,995.00 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 PHP 59,965.00 to PHP 41,995.00. 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 PHP 59,995.00