If ever you’re thinking that ASUS has been late in the game in terms of introducing a smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor, then this information might get you really excited. We got a fair share of experience with the new ASUS ROG Phone 2 during the Game Changer conference in Taiwan last week, and we learned that it sports an in-display fingerprint sensor.

This new feature on the ROG Phone 2 makes it the first smartphone from the brand that sports an in-display sensor. Even the ASUS Zenfone 6 still sports a rear-mounted sensor, which relatively makes it sort of inferior – at least in terms of being featured-packed – to their new gaming smartphone.

ASUS did not discuss much details about its new fingerprint sensor on the new phone  during the launch so there is much information to cover on our full review. Whether or not it features the same technology found on the Samsung Galaxy S10 series and the upcoming Note 10 series, that is something worth discussing soon.

The ROG Phone 2 is a. host of new features found on a gaming smartphone: a new SoC, higher frequency on its GPU, 6000mAh and 4 WiFi antennae to maximize network coverage. If you want to know more about its full specifications, check everything below:

Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Plus 2.96Ghz
GPU Up to 675Mhz Adreno 640
UI ROG UI
Display 6.59″, 19,5:9, 2340×1080, 120Hz/1ms AMOLED
240Hz Sampling Rate
108% DCH*3
10,000:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Delta < 1, 10-bit HDR
Dimensions 170.99×77.6x 9.48mm
Weight 240g
Battery 6,000mAh
Memory LPDDR4X 12GB RAM
Storage Up to UFS 3.0 512GB
Sensors Accelerometer, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient Sensor, In-display fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope, Ultrasonic Sensor
WLAN Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad (5G, 2×2 MIMO; Wi-Fi Direct; 80211ad for wireless display (low latency)
Bluetooth Bluetooth V 5.0 (EDR + A2DP)
Bluetooth Profile: HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
GPS GPS (L1 + L5), GLO, BDS, GAL (E1 + E5a), QZSS (L1 + L5)
Inteface Side: customized connector
USB 3.1 gen2/DP 1.4 (4K) / Fast charging (QC 3.0 + QC 4.0/PD 3.0)/Direct Charge
Bottom: Type-C Connector
USB 2.0/Fast Charging (QC 3.0/PD 3.0)/Direct Charge
3.5mm headphone jack
Front Camera 24MP
Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP (125 degree)
ARCore Yes
Voice Wake-up Yes
Speaker Dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra
Microphone Quad microphones with noise-cancellation
NFC Supported

 

To know more about the ASUS ROG Phone 2, we compiled its best new features found on this link.

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