ASUS Publicizes New ROG Cellphone II: 120Hz OLED, 6000mAh & Snapdragon 855+

ASUS Announces New ROG Phone II: 120Hz OLED, 6000mAh & Snapdragon 855+


As we speak ASUS is releasing the successor to final 12 months’s enthusiast-level gaming telephone – the ROG Cellphone. This 12 months’s mannequin options the identical DNA that the unique mannequin was constructed on- however this time round ASUS went for greater and higher in each regard, upgrading the brand new ROG Cellphone II with some new spectacular {hardware}, creating fairly a beast of a telephone.

ASUS’s rationale for releasing a gaming-focused telephone is that the cell market is seeing some distinctive annual development, with cell accounting for 47% of the entire gaming market world-wide, with a wholesome development of 12.8% for cell and particularly a 14.2% year-on-year development for smartphone gaming. As such, ASUS sees a big alternative to carve out a distinct segment out there when it comes to providing a telephone that maxes out the cell gaming expertise.

ASUS ROG Telephones
 ROG CellphoneROG Cellphone II
SoCSnapdragon 845 (OC)

4x Cortex-A75 @ 2.96GHz

4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz

Adreno 630 @ MHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ 
1x Cortex-A76 @ 2.96GHz

3x Cortex-A76 @ 2.42GHz

4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz

Adreno 640 @ 675MHz

Storage128 / 512GB UFS 2.1<= 512GB UFS 3.0
Show6.0″ AMOLED

2160 x 1080 (18:9)



6.59″ AMOLED

2340 x 1080 (19.5:9)


240Hz Contact

DimensionPeak158.Eight mm170.99 mm
Width76.2 mm77.6 mm
Depth8.6 mm9.48 mm
Weight200 grams240 grams
Battery Capability4000mAh6000mAh
Wi-fi Charging
Rear Cameras
Predominant12MP48MP IMX586

0.8µm pixels (1.6µm 4:1 12MP)

120° wide-angle

125° wide-angle
Entrance Digicam8MP24MP
I/OUSB-C 3.1

3.5mm headphone

Wi-fi (native)802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 5.Zero LE + NFC

802.11advert (Wi-fi show)

Different OptionsTwin Stereo Audio system
Twin-SIMTwin nanoSIM
Launch Value128GB$899 ????

On the coronary heart of the brand new ROG Cellphone II is the Snapdragon 855. However this isn’t your common S855 we’ve seen from different flagships to this point this 12 months, however slightly a brand new SKU bin referred to as the Snapdragon 855+. The brand new variant upgrades the clocks on the CPU and significantly on the GPU. On the CPU facet we’re seeing the Prime core being overclocked from 2.84GHz to 2.96GHz, giving a 4% increase in some single-threaded functions, while the brand new GPU sees a bigger 15% efficiency increase being upgraded from 585MHz to 675MHz.

While the brand new elevated GPU efficiency of the chip brings a brand new wholesome improve to the expertise, what actually makes the brand new ROG Cellphone II differ from different gadgets is ASUS’ new improved thermal dissipation capabilities in addition to its sustained efficiency claims. The corporate claims that the telephone is ready to preserve its peak efficiency considerably higher than different smartphones, struggling a lot much less degradations from thermal throttling.

Different inside {hardware} upgrades contains the improve from 8GB LPDDR4X within the authentic to now 12GB within the ROG Cellphone II.

ASUS additionally follows different distributors when it comes to adopting the brand new UFS 3.Zero storage customary which guarantees to double the theoretical peak switch charges. The ROG Cellphone II nonetheless maintains a most of 512GB of storage on this regard.

Supply: Android Central

What’s most spectacular in regards to the new gadget although is its sheer measurement. That is now a a lot greater telephone than final 12 months’s authentic, elevating the display screen diameter from 6.0” to six.59”. Though a few of the elevated diameter is because of the stretching of the side ratio from 18:9 to 19.5:9, the general telephone nonetheless is way greater because it beneficial properties 12.19mm in top to 170.99mm, 1.4mm in width to 77.6mm and is now 10% thicker at 9.48mm.

The thickness is particularly attention-grabbing as the brand new telephone now homes a whopping 50% greater battery, which now reaches 6000mAh. The bodily side the place that is most noticeable within the telephone is in its weight which grows from 200g to 240g, marking the brand new ROG Cellphone II as fairly the heavy unit.

The vastly elevated battery capability is a crucial characteristic of the telephone because it permits for considerably longer gaming classes and ASUS guarantees the telephone to final for much longer than competing gadgets when enjoying high-end video games.

Supply: Android Central

In fact the brand new measurement isn’t the one upgraded side of the brand new display screen: ASUS continues to make use of an AMOLED show, however now additional pushes the boundaries when it comes to refresh price by going from 90Hz within the authentic to a brand new 120Hz panel. The decision nonetheless stays 1080p with the one improve being a couple of extra pixels to suit the stretched the elongated side ratio. At this measurement the decision won’t be the sharpest amongst the competitors, however for a gaming-centric smartphone it’ll nonetheless present wonderful efficiency in basically any video games presently out there.

ASUS has additionally improved the contact facets of the telephone: So far as I’m conscious, that is the primary ever 240Hz contact controller in a smartphone. What this has allowed ASUS to do is vastly enhance the contact latency in comparison with some other smartphone by important margins, which along with the brand new 120Hz show panel ought to end in some wonderful fluidity and smoothness.

On the digicam facet of issues, the ROG Cellphone II appears to undertake the Zenfone 6’s setup which incorporates the Sony IMX586 48MP digicam sensor module in addition to a 13MP wide-angle digicam. ASUS hasn’t gone into particulars of the digicam however we largely count on it to match the efficiency of its sibling gadget. The entrance digicam has additionally been upgraded from 8MP to 25MP.

Very like on the unique ROG Cellphone, ASUS will likely be providing a slew of various equipment for the brand new ROG Cellphone II. The telephone itself comes with a further connector on the facet of the gadget to which the equipment can connect with, providing comparable options and additions as final 12 months’s line-up.

The ROG Cellphone II launches in China on July 23rd with a shiny again, while the worldwide variant will likely be out there within the first week of September in a matte black again. No pricing out there as of but.

Gadget pictures courtesy of Android Central


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