Asus Upgrades the ROG Phone 2 With a Faster CPU and 120Hz Screen

Asus has introduced its second-generation gaming telephone, the ROG Telephone 2, and in line with its specifications it looks as if a monster of a smartphone.Originally, the Asus ROG Telephone 2 is the primary handset to formally characteristic the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus. This new processor runs on the similar 2.96GHz velocity as its predecessor and it additionally options the similar Adreno 640 GPU as its predecessor, however the clock velocity at the on-board graphics has been greater by means of 15% from 585MHz to 675MHz.

The Asus ROG telephone 2 includes a new and bigger 6.59-inch display with a show answer of two,340 x 1,080 pixels and the added talent to render 10-bit HDR colour. The brand new show is helping fill out probably the most older telephone’s thick bezels and offers it a moderately taller 19:nine facet ratio, however the handset’s total dimensions have greater moderately to 170.99 x 77.6 x nine.48mm—versus the 158.eight x 76.2 x eight.3mm Asus ROG Telephone. As an alternative of being restricted to a 90Hz refresh price, the brand new AMOLED display hits 120Hz, which places it on par with the Razer Telephone 2.

Asus has additionally greater the touchscreen sampling price to 240Hz, which can supposedly lower contact latency to only 49ms. This comes along a lot of different smaller upgrades together with louder twin front-firing audio system, 68% diminished vibration latency at the Air Triggers, and a brand new three-D vapor chamber that now vents warmth thru an actual again vent.

The remaining large development Asus has made to its gaming-focused Android telephone is giving it a completely large 6,000mAh battery. Customers may also be in a position to make a choice from Asus’ ROG UI or usual Android nine Pie for his or her interface.

Because of its better measurement, Asus ROG Telephone 2 launches along a complete new line of equipment together with new variations of the attachable AeroActive Cooler II fan, Cell Desktop Dock for connecting the handset to a gaming track or Gaming TV, and the TwinView Dock II that provides the gaming telephone a moment display. The ROG Kunai GamePad is new controller accent, which you’ll be able to both connect immediately to the telephone or slide right into a controller grip like a suite Nintendo Transfer Pleasure-Cons.

The Asus ROG Telephone 2 will unlock first to China beginning July 23rd and in the United States by means of September 1st. Sadly, Asus has but to announce pricing for its new gaming smartphone, however we can replace this tale as quickly because it turns into to be had.

Kevin Lee is IGN’s and Roundups Editor. Observe him on Twitter @baggingspam

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