Asus has unveiled a new gaming ROG Phone with outstanding looks. According to its characteristics, the new product surpasses all the current flagships of the mobile market. In addition to the original design, the gaming ROG Phone 2 is versatile - thanks to an additional set of accessories, the smartphone has the functions of a kind of transformer, turning into a desktop PC or game console.
New Phone 2 has two screens with equal specifications. One of them is part of the TwinView Dock II - a docking station that comes in the general kit along with a built-in 5000 mAh battery. The smartphone itself is powered by a 6000 mAh main battery, which is enough for seven gaming hours. In addition, the additional battery increases the playing time by 4-5 hours.
The new Asus ROG smartphone has received an improved version of the most current Qualcomm processor today - a modified Snapdragon 855 Plus with an operating frequency of up to 2.96 GHz. In addition, the 855 Plus chipset is complemented by the more powerful Adreno 640 graphics. The device supports high-speed 30W charging via USB-C. The smartphone is equipped with 12 GB of RAM. The built-in storage is 512 GB.
Screen, sound and cameras
The display of the new Asus Phone is based on a 6.6-inch AMOLED matrix and supports Full HD + resolution. The parameters of the main and additional screens of Phone 2 are in many ways similar to those more typical for desktop monitors that are involved in professional graphics processing.
DTS: X Ultra standard is responsible for clear sound in headphones. At the same time, for their connection, the smartphone has a 3.5 mm port. The volume of the front speakers of the new ROG Phone 2 has doubled compared to its predecessor.
The main camera turned out to be double. Its base is a 48 MP Sony IMX586 module, which complements the 13 MP wide-angle sensor. The front camera with HDR support has a resolution of 24 megapixels.
The operating system of Asus ROG Phone is Android 9 Pie with additional Asus proprietary firmware featuring an unusual interface.
The body of the gaming ROG Phone 2 is covered with a proprietary 6th generation Gorilla Glass protection. The back of the smartphone is adorned with RGB lighting, and the perimeter holes provide ventilation and heat dissipation. On the side of the device there are additionally AirTriggers buttons, the principle of which is the same as the triggers on a standard gamepad. For special gaming applications, the smartphone has two vibration motors, the response time of which has decreased three times (compared to its predecessor).
The basis of the system that provides cooling of the gadget is the evaporation chamber. Also, an external fan AeroActive Cooler II is provided to help her in the set of additional accessories. According to the manufacturer, the cooler is able to reduce the temperature of the device by 5 degrees, and its noise maximum does not exceed 24 dB.
The set of additional components of the new ROG Phone, in addition to the external cooling system, also includes the ROG Kunai Gamepad joysticks, which provide the smartphone with some similarity to a game console. Besides TwinView Dock II, there are two more docking stations on the list. One of them - Mobile Desktop Dock turns a smartphone into an analog of a system unit. Its Ethernet, HDMI and USB-C ports allow the ROG Phone 2 to integrate with other devices. The other is WiGig Display Dock Plus for seamless display of the game on a TV screen.
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