Asus have been quietly working on their gaming phone concept for a few years and have released two version of the ROG Phone to date. These have come in the form of the ROG Phone and then more recently the ROG Phone 2
These were pitched as being the best gaming devices available and carried the specs to boot. However they have now upped the ante with the release of two new versions the Ultimate and the Strix
The Ultimate edition will up the amount of RAM over the standard model to 12GB and a massive 1TB of storage it will also sport a Matte Black finish. While the Strix edition settles for a lower 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and will be a more glossy affair
These phones will both feature a enhanced version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ which will clock at 2.97GHz and are powered by a beastly 600mAH battery. This means that you can game for longer without needing to worry about battery life.
The phone also supports an amazing refresh rate on the 6.59″ FHD screen of 120hz meaning that you will never be left wanting when it comes to refresh rate in your gaming.
The phones are built to be a gaming powerhouse and feature various cool tools to make gaming better. It uses Air Trigger II on the upper corners of the phone when held in landscape to allow for extra hardware buttons so that your gaming view is not obstructed.
In addition to this you also have a two USB Type ports that can be used to charge this levithan. One is based in the usual place at the bottom of the phone and the other is on the right hand side to allow chageing whilst gaming with out obstructing your hands. This second port can also power an add on which will make sure that the phone does not get too hot under load called Aero Active Cooler II. This has a n additional fa. Inside it to help draw cool air into the built in vapour chamber to assist with cooling.
These are just some of the headline features that the new phones will come with and I am excited to say that we will be getting hands on with one of these new gaming giants very soon.
If you want to find out more then check back in with us soon for the unboxing and review.
If you are already tempted to up your gaming for the Christmas holidays then head over to the Asus store we’re you can buy one now!
ASUS Republic of Gamers reveals ‘Ultimate’ and ‘Strix’ versions of the ROG Phone II
‘Ultimate Edition’ has 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage; ‘Strix Edition’ offers users 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is excited to announce the launch of two new additions to its ROG Phone II range; the ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition and the ROG Phone II Strix Edition.
ASUS has achieved incredible success from its ROG smartphone range, with the ROG II unveiled at IFA 2019 in Germany to huge acclaim from gamers and smartphone enthusiasts. The two latest versions from its flagship range push boundaries even further, offering users unrivalled power, speed and storage capabilities for their mobile gaming needs.
The ROG Phone II ‘Ultimate Edition’ comes with a huge 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, while the ‘Strix Edition’ offers users 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Both devices continue to offer powerful hardware specifications that can support even the most demanding mobile gaming users.
Powered with the world’s fastest Qualcomm® Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, clocking in at 2.96GHz and supported with a monster 6000mAh battery -complete with the GameCool II vapor-chamber cooling system -means users no longer have to compromise on speed or performance.
The ROG Phone II’s ultrafast 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR screen offers world-beating Delta-E< 1 colour accuracy and unrivalled touch latency for the gaming edge, while the iconic side-charging design gives users complete control with uprated AirTrigger II technology. Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, dual front-facing speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack and the new quad mics with noise cancellation means the immersive nature of the ROG Phone II is not just restricted to the screen but can be experienced through touch and sound.
For the ultimate gaming experience, the ROG Phone II can be expanded with a unique range of accessories. Mobile Desktop Dock, TwinView dock II, Lighting Armor Case are supported, and there’s 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 ROG Phone II itself. ROG Phone II also supports Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive for low-latency, high-quality audio, over Bluetooth connections.
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