Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) officially launched the new gaming smartphone ROG Phone II at the International Radio Exhibition (IFA 2019). The gaming smartphone will be available on sale in Europe starting today, September 4th. The prices are 899 euros for the Elite Edition and 1.199 euros for the Ultimate Edition.
The more expensive ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition offers an exclusive color theme and further improved specifications. The subtle matt black color scheme and the distinctive design of the back make for a unique look. The hardware specifications of the Ultimate Edition have been expanded to 1 TB UFS 3.0 ROM. Users also benefit from faster Cat 20 4G LTE download speeds of up to 2 Gbit / s. The Ultimate Edition with an exclusive design and powerful storage capacity for technology and gaming fans offers the best integration of design and technology.
Asus ROG Phone II: Elite and Ultimate Edition available
The ROG Phone II was specially developed for mobile gaming: The design designed for gaming in landscape format includes improved AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors, Dual Surrounding Vibration technology and powerful stereo front speakers. New accessories include the TwinView Dock II for games with two screens and the ROG Kunai Gamepad with multiple configurations for gaming enjoyment like on a console.
The two front speakers are positioned at the top and bottom of the phone to ensure rich stereo reproduction in landscape mode. And the Wi-Fi via multiple antennas is designed for maximum performance when gaming in landscape mode.
The ROG Phone II offers outstanding performance without compromise in all areas.
Asus is the world's first gaming smartphone to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus and a clock frequency of up to 2,96 GHz for this model. In practice, this should provide a performance boost of four percent compared to the standard Snapdragon 855. In addition, there is up to 12 GB of RAM for enduring gaming performance.
To ensure continuous performance, the second generation GameCool II cooling system in the ROG Phone II has a newly developed 3D vapor chamber, which is supposed to make the heat dissipation from the device even more effective. There is also the new AeroActive Cooler II active cooling system with newly designed ventilation lamellas that increase the airflow. The active cooling system fits over the supplied aero case. At 24 decibels, the AeroActive Cooler II is significantly quieter than the original design.
High-resolution graphics on the go
The ROG Phone II uses an AMOLED HDR display with a screen diagonal of 6,59 inches. Highest color accuracy, with a Delta-E value of less than 1, should ensure that games look exactly as the developer intended. Also new: a 49ms touch latency period ensures almost immediate responsiveness. Ultra-robust Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protects the display of the ROG Phone II from damage.
The ROG Phone II was specially developed for gaming and has an ergonomic design designed for gaming in landscape format. The improved AirTrigger II technology offers high-precision ultrasonic-based touch controllers with a vibration delay of just 20 ms. They now also support typing and swiping movements - with finely tuned feedback for a console-like key feel. The dual surround vibration technology provides haptic 3D feedback.
The ROG Phone II can also be expanded with accessories: The ROG WiGig Display Dock Plus and the Mobile Desktop Dock from the last series are still supported. There is also a new modular ROG Kunai gamepad that offers physical, console-like gamepad controls. The ROG Kunai gamepad consists of three components: the ROG Kunai bumper, the ROG Kunai controllers and the ROG Kunai holder. The two-part Kunai controllers can be attached to the Kunai holder to create a stand-alone gamepad. Alternatively, they can be combined with the Kunai Bumper to add physical gamepad controls to the ROG Phone II itself.
Further information on the new ROG Phone II is also available at rog.asus.com.
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