ASUS has long been teasing about the development of the successor to the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Phone that packed the highest-end specifications for a premium Android smartphone. The company has just officially announced the ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition, and it not only continues with the tradition of sporting the top-end features but also manages to improve in several key areas.
The ASUS ROG Phone II is clearly aimed at hardcore mobile gamers, and this time around, the company has ensured the smartphone has the highest possible battery endurance for extended Android gaming sessions. If that’s not enough, ASUS has partnered with several premium mobile gaming companies like Blazing Games Inc., Capcom, Gameloft, and MADFINGER Games. The collaboration will bring ASUS ROG Phone II optimized games like Project VEGA, ROCKMAN X DiVE, Asphalt 9: Legends, and Shadowgun Legends.
ASUS ROG Phone II Hardware Specifications And Features Optimized For Long Duration Gaming Sessions:
The most important aspect of any high-end mobile gaming device is the display. The ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition sports the world’s first 120Hz/1ms Full HD+ AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59″ display with Delta-E <1 color accuracy. The touchscreen has 49ms touch latency and is protected by the latest version of the Gorilla Glass. To augment the gaming experience, the premium gaming Android smartphone has n, Dual Surrounding Vibration, front-facing stereo speakers, and several premium modular gaming accessories. Incidentally, ASUS has retained the humble 3.5mm headphone jack, which other premium Android smartphone makers have begun to abandon.
ASUS has chosen the leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ for the ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition. The CPU, clocked is at 2.96 GHz and comes with Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU. The gaming smartphone packs up to 12 GB RAM. Besides the ultra-fast WiFi and 4G support, the ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition also packs up to 1TB UFS 3.0 ROM.
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To ensure the temperatures of the beast CPU and GPU remain under control, ASUS has deployed the second-generation GameCool II cooling system which includes a newly designed 3D vapor chamber. Combined with the AeroActive Cooler II featuring redesigned fan blades, the ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition should stay reasonably cool even under prolonged and intense gaming sessions. Incidentally, the all-new TwinView Dock II doubles the touchscreen which works great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication.
The second-generation of the ASUS ROG Phone comes with a monstrous 6,000mAh battery that should offer hours of non-stop mobile gaming experience. Moreover, ASUS has incorporated a unique side-charging design and boosted it further with a powerful a 30W ROG HyperCharge power adapter for safe, ultrafast direct charging. Simply put, gamers using the ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition while it’s connected to its charger, should never have to pause due to any battery issues. What’s even more interesting is the fact that ASUS has taken out the charging circuitry out of the phone and put it in the special 30W charger which means faster and shorter charging times through the USB Type-C port.
Since the ASUS ROH Phone Series is gaming-centric, the new high-end Android smartphone comes with upgraded AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors, Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, and powerful front-facing stereo speakers. Mobile gamers also have several gaming accessories like the TwinView Dock II for immersive dual-screen gaming and the multi-configuration ROG Kunai Gamepad for the ultimate console-like gaming experience.
ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition Android Gaming Smartphone Games, Availability And Price:
In addition to officially announcing the ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition, the company also confirmed the ROG Phone Partnership with Blazing Games Inc., Capcom, Gameloft, and MADFINGER Games. The collaboration will bring ASUS ROG Phone II optimized games like Project VEGA, ROCKMAN X DiVE, Asphalt 9: Legends, and Shadowgun Legends.
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ASUS has confirmed the pre-orders for ROG Phone II will begin today. The top-end, no-compromise hardcore gaming Android smartphone ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition can be pre-ordered from ASUS e-shop. In addition to online availability, the gaming smartphone will also be available from select retailers in the fourth quarter of this year. The price for the ASUS ROG Phone II is about $899/£799, just like the first edition. The ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition should cost about $1199/£1099.