With only a few days away from its online launch in the Philippines, ASUS has finally announced the pre-order details for the highly-anticipated ROG Phone 2!

ROG Phone 2 is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the Snapdragon 855+, along with 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. To sustain peak performance, it’s equipped with 3 layers of cooling. First, a 3D Vapor Chamber, Second, a heat sink plus internal and external vents, and the third, the AeroActive Cooler II.

The device boasts a 6.59-inch AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 240Hz touch sampling rate, which makes it 44% faster than its competitors in terms of screen responsiveness.

For optics, you get a dual rear camera setup that uses a 48MP main sensor, along with a 13MP wide-angle shooter. There’s also a 24MP front-facing camera.

ROG Phone 2 runs on the brand’s custom UI, though this time, the user is able to choose whether to use it or stick to a more standard UI. It packs a 6,000mAh battery which supports QC 3.0 and PD 3.0.

Specifications
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
Pre-Order and Pricing

ROG Phone 2 will be available for pre-order from October 3 to 11, 2019, and will retail for PhP49,995 for the 12GB + 512GB variant. Those who will pre-order will also get an exclusive ROG Jacket worth PhP2,495!

For the complete pre-order mechanics, tune in to ASUS ROG’s Facebook Page tonight (October 2, 2019) at 9:00 PM! We will also be updating this article with more details as they become available.

What do you make of the ROG Phone 2’s price? is it just right? really good? let us know in the comments section!

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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