Asus unveils the ROG Phone II - a real gaming smartphone

22 Юли 2019, 14:52:40

Asus unveils the ROG Phone II - a real gaming smartphoneIf anyone has been sceptical about the gaming smartphones market, well, don't be. With the ROG Phone II, Asus shows it takes it quite seriously and has created a real gaming beast in the compact form of a smartphone. It's needless to say, the glass and metal backplate follow the typical ROG design language and again, you get an RGB light, which can be customized or turned off entirely.

On the front, there's one of the most notable features of the ROG Phone II - its 6.59-inch AMOLED display with an UD fingerprint sensor. The 10-bit display panel has a 1ms GTG response time, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling. Moreover, Asus has been workng on optimizing the latency to 49 ms, which is a record for a smartphone, and everyone should experience the lowest lag from touching to event on the screen. You can already play Shadowgun Legends and Rockman X Dive at 120Hz. Asus is working with Tencent and others to optimize their games to run at 120Hz.

As expected, ROG Phone II is based on a Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The storage has three variants 128GB, 512GB and 1TB, but cannot be expanded. It is UFS 3.0 - that makes this smartphone the second one after OnePlus 7 Pro to feature the fastest-avaialble type of built-in memory. A heat sink is used to dissipate heat and Asus also offers a dedicated accessory that will further redice the device's heat by 5 degrees Celsius - the AeroActive Cooler II. It comes with a fan and can be attached by the two USB ports on the side. According to Asus, the three-layer thermal design of the model allow it to maintain peak frequences lonter than the competition.

A 6000 mAh battery keeps the lights on and promises fast charging times with its 30W Quicj CHarge 4.0 support. On the back of the device, there's a dual-camera module with two LED flashes. The main shooter packs a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.79 lens. The second rear camera combines a 13MP sensor with a wide-angle lens. The same dual camera combo is used by the Zenfone 6. A 24MP selfie camera is placed on the edge of the bezel as according to Asus, this is the best place for the camera to live-stream flawlessly when playing a game. , with ASUS noting that it is in the ideal location for live-streaming when playing a game.

ROG Phone II is equipped with four mics, a 3.5 mm jack, dual front stereo sepakers and dual vibration motor for better haptic feedback. There also two USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2 ports on the side. Moreover, the device packs four antenna for solid Wi-Fi 802.11 ad connectivity with 60GHz transmission support. NFC is supported as well.

In terms of software, Asus gives you two options upon setting up the device - either to use the special ROG skin or the stock ZenUI skin, which is on the Zenfone 6, for example. You gets lots of options for customization, including the thermal management, refreshr rate, gaming profiles. The Game Genie mode disables alerts and calls, locks the brightness. There are also various hardware accessories for the ROG Phone II such as a desktop dock, Bluetooth controllers, a 5000 mAh battery module, Turbo Fan, TwinView Dock II, a gamepad, etc.

ROG Phone II goes on sale in China later this week and will hit the global market on September 4th. The price remains to be announced.Източник

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