New Arrival: ASUS ROG Phone II in Singapore

ASUS boasts that the new S$1,598 gaming phone is the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, has the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED display and has a monster 6000mAh battery.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveils the ROG Phone II, the successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveils the ROG Phone II, the successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor in the new ASUS ROG Phone II is clocked at 2.96GHz with Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU.

It features the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59″ display with Delta-E <1 colour accuracy and only 49ms touch latency.

The huge 6000mAh battery with 30W ROG HyperCharge enables long stamina for gaming and fast recharging.

For gaming, the ROG Phone II has a landscape-oriented design, Dual Surrounding Vibration, front-facing stereo speakers, plus a new range of modular accessories.

More details below from the press release.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveils the ROG Phone II, the exciting successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.

The ROG Phone II builds on the innovative gamer-centric design of the first-generation ROG Phone, and takes performance to an epic new level with the world’s first announced implementation of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform, which is clocked at up to 2.96GHz.

Graphics are provided by the new Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 GPU for pro-level gaming experiences, and the uprated GameCool II 3D vapor-chamber cooling system sustains full-speed performance for even longer.

The ROG Phone II also features the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59-inch display, which offers a world-beating Delta-E <1 colour accuracy and unrivaled touch response for a truly extraordinary visual experience.

Non-stop marathon gaming is provided by the monster 6000mAh battery and the innovative side-charging design, combined with a 30W ROG HyperCharge power adapter for safe, ultrafast direct charging.

The ROG Phone II is designed from the ground up for fully immersive gaming, with its unique landscape-oriented design incorporating upgraded AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors, Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, and powerful front-facing stereo speakers.

Brand-new accessories include the TwinView Dock II for immersive dual-screen gaming, and the multi-configuration ROG Kunai Gamepad for the ultimate console-like gaming experience.

Dominating Performance

The ROG Phone II delivers dominating performance in every arena, with no compromises.

It is the world’s first gaming smartphone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, with the Qualcomm® Kryo™ 485 CPU clocked at up to 2.96GHz and teamed with up to 12GB RAM for effortless gaming power.

The special Adreno 640 GPU — 15% faster than the current Snapdragon 855 — offers faster display throughput and greater power efficiency, making the ROG Phone II a graphics powerhouse that is unfazed by today’s demanding visuals.

The Snapdragon 855 Plus comes fully integrated with Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™, which provides gamers with a full arsenal of competitive features that are optimised for gaming.

To ensure maximum sustained performance, the second-generation GameCool II cooling system in the ROG Phone II has a newly designed 3D vapor chamber that is even more effective at removing heat from the phone.

There is also a new AeroActive Cooler II featuring redesigned fan blades that deliver even more airflow into the ROG Aerodynamic System, and which can fit over the bundled ROG Phone Aero Case.

The AeroActive Cooler II is now whisper-quiet, with a 24dBA noise level — 4X quieter than the original design.

And it does not end there: the high-capacity 512GB UFS 3.0 ROM provides ultrafast data storage, and connectivity is supercharged with 4G LTE Cat 18 download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps, the fully integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® subsystem delivers blazing-fast pre-Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities, and WiGig™ using 60 GHz Wi-Fi delivers wireless speeds up to 4.6Gbps. Gamers craving mind-blowing performance need look no further than the ROG Phone II.

Fully Immersive Gaming

The ROG Phone II is engineered for victory from the ground up, with its pioneering landscape-oriented ergonomic design.

Uprated AirTrigger II technology provides extra-precise ultrasonic touch controls with a vibration latency of just 20ms.

They now also support both tap and slide motions — with fine-tuned feedback for a console-like button feel, and the Dual Surrounding Vibration technology creates a powerful 3D force-feedback experience.

Technical specifications of the ROG Phone II.

Technical specifications of the ROG Phone II. Click to enlarge.

The unique side-mounted USB-C™ charging port and 3.5mm audio jack let users keep their phone topped up and their headphones plugged in without cramping their style during marathon sessions.

And it doesn’t end there: the dual front-facing speakers are positioned at top and bottom of the phone for perfect stereo imaging in landscape mode, while the groundbreaking multi-antenna Wi-Fi is designed to deliver maximum landscape-mode performance.

The all-new TwinView Dock II offers a genuine dual-screen gaming experience, with a 6.59-inch AMOLED Full HD+ (2340 x 1080) auxiliary screen that is great for split-screen live-streaming, extended game display or group communication.

This accessory is now lighter and better balanced, featuring a new turbo-fan cooling system and a high-capacity 5000mAh extended battery pack.

The ROG Kunai Gamepad can also be used to add full physical controls and create a complete self-contained dual-screen gaming system.

For the ultimate gaming experience, the ROG Phone II can be expanded with a unique range of accessories.

The existing ROG WiGig® Display Dock Plus and Mobile Desktop Dock are both supported, and there is a new modular ROG Kunai Gamepad that provides physical console-like gamepad controls.

The ROG Kunai Gamepad consists of three components — the ROG Kunai Bumper, ROG Kunai Controllers and ROG Kunai Holder.

The two-part Kunai Controllers can be attached to the Kunai Holder to create a standalone gamepad, or combined with the Kunai Bumper to add physical gamepad controls to the ROG Phone II itself.

The ROG Phone II also supports Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive for low-latency high-quality audio over Bluetooth connections.

ROG Phone II Partnerships

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) partnered with world-class game developers Blazing Games Inc., Capcom®, Gameloft, and MADFINGER Games.

Benefits will include exclusive in-game content for the ROG Phone and the ROG Phone II, and the optimization of games to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the ROG Phone II and its hardware ecosystem.

Blazing Games Inc.

Japanese games producer Blazing Games Inc. will launch Project VEGA during the first half of 2020.

The company will launch a role-playing game (RPG) optimised for the ROG Phone II and the TwinView Dock II, Dual Surrounding Vibration and Aura RGB lighting.

All the ROG Phone II users will also get exclusive in-game content from launch, as well as exclusive early access to a Closed Beta Test.

Capcom

The first mobile game of Capcom, the ROCKMAN X DiVE will include an exclusive custom weapon for the ROG Phone users, while the ROG Phone II users will also enjoy optimisations for the ROG Kunai Gamepad and 120Hz display.

Gameloft

Asphalt 9: Legends, Gameloft’s most downloaded and multi-award-winning mobile racing game, will be preloaded on the ROG Phone II with an optimised version of the game taking full advantage of the TwinView Dock II and Dual Surrounding Vibration.

The game is also optimised for ROG Phone. An actual Porsche 911 took the stage during the announcement, with a customised ROG decal, and all ROG Phone users will be able to unlock this amazing car in its special livery free as an exclusive reward.

MADFINGER Games

Winner of the Google Play Award 2019, Shadowgun Legends from MADFINGER Games will be optimised for the ROG Phone II, TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad, and Dual Surrounding Vibration.

All the ROG Phone II users will get access to exclusive customised suits and weapons.

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