ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils ROG Phone II

    ROG Phone II ROG Phone II

    KEY POINTS

    • Dominating performance: World's first gaming phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus clocked at 2.96GHz with Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU
    • Supercharged visuals: World's first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59" display with Delta-E <1 color accuracy and unrivaled 49ms touch latency
    • Non-stop stamina: Monster 6000mAh long-life battery with 30W ROG HyperCharge for non-stop gaming power and lightning-quick charging
    • Fully immersive gaming: Landscape-oriented design, Dual Surrounding Vibration, front-facing stereo speakers, plus a new range of modular accessories

    Fremont, California (September 23, 2019) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the availability of ROG Phone II, the exciting successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.

    ROG Phone II builds on the innovative gamer-centric design of the first-generation ROG Phone, and takes performance to an epic new level with the world's first announced implementation of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform, which is clocked at up to 2.96GHz. Graphics are provided by the new Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 GPU for pro-level gaming experiences, and the uprated GameCool II 3D vapor-chamber cooling system sustains full-speed performance for even longer.

    ROG Phone II also features the world's first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59-inch display, which offers a world-beating Delta-E <1 color accuracy and unrivaled touch response for a truly extraordinary visual experience.

    Non-stop marathon gaming is provided by the monster 6000mAh battery and the innovative side-charging design, combined with a 30W ROG HyperCharge power adapter for safe, ultrafast direct charging.

    ROG Phone II is designed from the ground up for fully immersive gaming, with its unique landscape-oriented design incorporating upgraded AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors, Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, and powerful front-facing stereo speakers. Brand-new accessories include the TwinView Dock II for immersive dual-screen gaming, and the multi-configuration ROG Kunai Gamepad for the ultimate console-like gaming experience.

    Dominating performance

    ROG Phone II delivers dominating performance in every arena, with no compromises. It's the world's first gaming smartphone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, with the Qualcomm® Kryo™ 485 CPU clocked at up to 2.96GHz and teamed with 12GB RAM for effortless gaming power. The special Adreno 640 GPU — up to 15% faster1 than the current Snapdragon 855 with Adreno 640 GPU— offers faster display throughput and greater power efficiency, making ROG Phone II a graphics powerhouse that's unfazed by today's demanding visuals. The Snapdragon 855 Plus comes fully integrated with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Elite Gaming, which provides gamers with a full arsenal of competitive features that are optimized for gaming.

    To ensure maximum sustained performance, the second-generation GameCool II cooling system in ROG Phone II has a newly designed 3D vapor chamber that’s even more effective at removing heat from the phone. There’s also a new AeroActive Cooler II featuring redesigned fan blades that deliver even more airflow into the ROG Aerodynamic System, and which can fit over the bundled ROG Phone Aero Case. The AeroActive Cooler II is now whisper-quiet, with a 24dBA noise level — 4X quieter than the original design.

    And it doesn’t end there: the high-capacity up to 1TB UFS 3.0 ROM provides ultrafast data storage, and connectivity is supercharged with 4G LTE Cat 18 download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps2, the fully integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® subsystem delivers blazing-fast speeds, and WiGig™ using 60 GHz Wi-Fi delivers wireless speeds up to 4.6Gbps3. Gamers craving mind-blowing performance need look no further than ROG Phone II.

    Supercharged visuals

    ROG Phone II takes gaming visuals to the next level with the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display, a truly magnificent 6.59-inch display that delivers unbelievably fluid, blur-free gaming and entertainment. Its world-beating color accuracy — with a Delta-E of less than 1 — ensures games look just like the developer intended, and the world-first 49ms touch latency delivers instant responsiveness for a competitive edge. To protect this state-of-the-art display, it’s covered with super-tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6.

    Non-stop stamina

    The monster 6000mAh battery in ROG Phone II provides non-stop gaming power anywhere. ROG HyperCharge direct-charging technology — which takes the charging circuitry out of the phone and puts it in the special 30W charger — gives ROG Phone II shorter, safer charge times (up to 66% charged in just 58 minutes). Support for PD charging means gamers can easily charge their phone with any USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) charger, or conveniently charge other devices with their ROG Phone II.

    Fully immersive gaming

    ROG Phone II is engineered for victory from the ground up, with its pioneering landscape-oriented ergonomic design. Uprated AirTrigger II technology provides extra-precise ultrasonic touch controls with a vibration latency of just 20ms. They now also support both tap and slide motions — with fine-tuned feedback for a console-like button feel, and the Dual Surrounding Vibration technology creates a powerful 3D force-feedback experience. The unique side-mounted USB-C™ charging port and 3.5mm audio jack let users keep their phone topped up and their headphones plugged in without cramping their style during marathon sessions. The dual front-facing speakers are positioned at top and bottom of the phone for perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode, while the groundbreaking multi-antenna Wi-Fi is designed to deliver maximum landscape-mode performance.

    For the ultimate gaming experience, ROG Phone II can be expanded with a unique range of accessories. The brand new ROG Kunai Gamepad, TwinView Dock II, the enhanced Mobile Desktop Dock, the existing ROG WiGig® Display Dock and Professional Dock are all supported, and there's a new modular ROG Kunai Gamepad that provides physical console-like gamepad controls. It consists of three components — the ROG Kunai Bumper, ROG Kunai Controllers and ROG Kunai Holder. The two-part Kunai Controllers can be attached to the Kunai Holder to create a standalone gamepad, or combined with the Kunai Bumper or the TwinView Dock II to add physical gamepad controls.

    The all-new TwinView Dock II offers a genuine dual-screen gaming experience, with a 6.59-inch 120Hz AMOLED FHD+ (2340 x 1080) auxiliary screen that's great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication. This accessory is now lighter and better balanced, featuring a new turbo-fan cooling system and a high-capacity 5000mAh extended battery pack. The ROG Kunai Gamepad can also be used to add full physical controls and create a complete self-contained dual-screen gaming system.

    Introducing the ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition

    The new ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition features an exclusive new color theme and upgraded specifications. The understated Matte Black colorway gives the phone a unique personality, with the distinctive patterning emblazoned on the back cover adding emphasis. The hardware specification of the Ultimate Edition has been upgraded to a massive 1TB UFS 3.0 ROM, and users can also enjoy faster Cat 20 4G LTE download speeds of up to 2Gbps. This upgraded version with its exclusive design and powerful storage performance offers owners the finest integration of design and technology.

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    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

    Processor 2.96GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor
    GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640
    OS Android™ Pie™
    Display 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)
    Dimensions 6.73 x 3.06 x 0.37 in.
    Weight 0.53 lb
    Battery 6000mAh
    Memory LPDDR4X12GB RAM
    Storage UFS 3.0 512GB
    Ultimate Edition: UFS 3.0 1TB
    Sensor 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
    2x2 MIMO
    Bluetooth® 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive

    Ultimate Edition: as above, but with up to 2Gbps 4G LTE (Cat 20) downloads
    GPS Supports GPS(L1+L5), GLO, BDS, GAL(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5)
    I/O ports Side:
    48 pin customized USB Type C port
    Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0)
    30W ROG HyperCharge direct charging
    Bottom:
    USB-C™
    Supports USB 2.0 / Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)
    3.5mm headphone jack
    Front Camera 24MP
    Main Camera 48MP + 13MP (125° ultrawide-angle)
    Voice Wakeup Yes
    Speaker 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
    NFC Supported
    SIM Dual SIM dual standby
    Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
    Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

    1Manufacturer's GPU performance claims, compared to Adreno 640 in standard Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform.
    24G LTE performance figures refer to theoretical performance. Actual performance may vary.
    3Wi-Fi performance refers to theoretical performance. Actual performance may vary.
    4 Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

    AVAILABILITY & PRICING

    ASUS ROG Phone II is immediately available at a MSRP of $899.99 from Amazon, ASUS Store, B&H, and Mobile Advance.

    The ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition will be available in late Q4 2019.

    Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

    PRESS CONTACTS

    Ester Suh
    Technical Marketing Manager
    Ester_Suh@asus.com

    About ROG

    Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

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