A ‘gaming' smartphone might seem like a very exciting proposition for enthusiasts, but how can a manufacturer get the average smartphone buyer to feel the same way? Asus launched the first ROG Phone (Review) last year, and while it was a good product, the high price of nearly Rs. 70,000 at the time meant that you really needed to be a die-hard gaming addict to even consider it over an iPhone, Google Pixel, or Samsung Galaxy device. That's exactly what Asus wants to change with the ROG Phone 2.
Asus ROG Phone 2 smartphone was launched on 23rd March 2019. The phone comes with a 6.59-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Asus ROG Phone 2 is powered by a 2.6GHz octa-core processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM. The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 6000mAh non-removable battery.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Asus ROG Phone 2 on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera and a second 13-megapixel camera. It sports a 24-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs ROG UI based on Android 9 Pie. The Asus ROG Phone 2 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone. The Asus ROG Phone 2 measures 170.99 x 77.60 x 9.78mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 240.00 grams. It was launched in Black colour.
Connectivity options on the Asus ROG Phone 2 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
As of 8th April 2020, Asus ROG Phone 2 price in India starts at Rs. 37,999.
|Model||ROG Phone 2|
|Release date||23rd March 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||170.99 x 77.60 x 9.78|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||6000|
|Screen size (inches)||6.59|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel + 13-megapixel|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|