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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…

The last time we saw a proper Android device that was heavily positioned for gaming was NVIDIA Shield. NVIDIA was somehow successful in presenting it to their audience distinctly for gaming, but was marred with hardware issues at post launch. It was, however, revolutionary at that time as NVIDIA set it up as something that you can connect to your PC and play your PC games with it, along with device-exclusive Android games on the side. Fast-forward to 2018, ASUS introduced the ASUS ROG Phone – a gaming smartphone with near-PC or console specifications, but was positioned for hardcore mobile gamers. ASUS was aware that they directly compete with console-giants like Nintendo and Sony, so they took it differently by introducing the ROG Phone as the “best” smartphone that users can use to play their favorite games. ASUS also introduced several accessories that enhance the gaming experience of users: Aero…

The first ASUS ROG Phone pioneered a lot of new features when it was launched last year. During the time it was launched, it was the world’s fastest smartphone with a 10nm octa-core processor and ASUS’ first smartphone to sport an Aura RGB Lighting. It didn’t just look good – though its design isn’t exactly for everyone, but it was built with mobile gamers in mind. More than a year from its introduction, Taiwan-based computing giant, ASUS, just announced the world’s first smartphone with Snapdragon 855+, the ASUS ROG Phone 2. ASUS ROG Phone 2 – A response to demands of mobile gamers According to Chih-Hao Kung, Global Technical PR Director of ASUS, ROG Phone 2 exists as a direct response by ASUS to the demand of consumers for playing mobile games on a smartphone that packs all the necessary features they need to enhance their gaming experience. This is…

In its official Weibo account, ASUS ROG announced that it will “conduct in-depth cooperation” with Tencent Games in order to optimize its games on the hardware (possibly the ROG Phone 2), in order to deliver a better experience. The device is expected to launch¬† in China some time this July. Another post on the brand’s Weibo account translates to: On June 5th, ROG and Tencent Games officially signed, the two sides will play their respective advantages, strengthen the deep integration of game mobile phone hardware and software, and strongly launch ROG game mobile phone 2 (Tencent game customization), giving players a hearty, impeccable immersion Game experience. Unfortunately, there’s still no information regarding the specs of the next ROG Phone, but still, this is big news, as it confirms that a 2nd iteration is definitely on the way. Sources 1, 2 via