• Meet the ASUS ROG Phone II

    ASUS has announced the second iteration of their smartphone for gamers, the ROG Phone II. Its release date is scheduled for July 23rd in China and sometime in September for the rest of the world.

    Notable specs are as follows:

    6.59 inch FHD+ AMOLED display @ 120 Hz
    Snapdragon 855 Plus CPU / Adreno 640 GPU
    Dual rear cameras: 48 MP wide / 13 MP ultra-wide
    24 MP selfie cam
    12 GB RAM / 256 or 512 GB storage
    Dual SIM support
    Dual front-firing stereo speakers
    3.5 mm headphone jack
    6000 mAh battery / Quick Charge 4.0
    Colours: glossy black (China), matte black (rest of world)
    Price: expensive

    Here are some initial impressions from fellow Canadian Dave Lee:

    And from XDA here's a list of first-party accessories:

    AeroActive Cooler II (see photo above)
    Aero Case
    Mobile Desktop Dock
    Pro Dock
    ROG Kunai Gamepad
    ROG Lighting Armor Case
    TwinView Dock II
    WiGig Display Dock Plus

    There are so many accessories for this phone that reviewers are being sent this carry-on case with everything stuffed inside. If we get one to give away we'll certainly let you know...!

    Sources: GSMArena, PCWorld, XDA
    Image sources: Android Police, GSMArena

    Andrew Currie has been blogging about mobile phones since 2001, smartphones (depending on how you define them) since 2002 and smartwatches since 2014.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Meet the ASUS ROG Phone II started by acurrie View original post
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      zapjb -
      Out the door all accessories at ~5k I bet.
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