On November 20, ASUS JAPAN announced the launch of the “ROG Phone II” gaming smartphone that specializes in performance, functionality, and ease of use suitable for full-scale game play such as e-sports. Reservation will start from today and sales will begin on November 22.
Two models are available with different storage capacities, and the 1 TB capacity “ZS660KL-BK1TR12” (product model number) is 125,500 yen plus tax, and the 512 GB capacity “512 GB” (model number) is 105,500 yen. A set of special accessories and accessories will also be released.
The main specifications of ROG Phone II are as follows.
・ Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (Octa Core)
Graphics: Adreno 640
・ Main memory: LPDDR4X 12GB
・ Storage: 1TB (UFS 3.0) or 512GB (UFS 3.0)
Display: 6.59-inch wide AMOLED display 2,340 x 1,080 dots (full HD +)
-Out camera: Main 48 million pixels, sub 13 million pixels wide angle
・ In-camera: 24 million pixels
・ Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11a / b / g / n / ac, IEEE802.11ad
・ Battery capacity: 6,000mAh
・ Battery drive time ・ Wi-Fi communication: Approximately 21 hours, mobile communication: Approximately 20 hours
・ Platform: Android 9.0 (ROG UI)
・ Size: H170.9 × W77.6mm × D9.4mm
・ Weight: about 240g
In particular, Snapdragon 855 Plus has an operating frequency increased from 2.84 GHz to 2.96 GHz compared to normal Snapdragon 855, and GPU Adreno 640 has been increased from 585 MHz to 675 MHz, so it can process games and other operations faster. The 1TB model is matte black and the 512GB model is black glare.
In addition, AirTrigger II, an ultrasonic touch sensor that reproduces the L / R button of game consoles, Game Genie, a game assist function that can record and distribute games, Armory Crate, which can display information on the main unit and make various settings, This includes features for gameplay that are not found in ordinary smartphones, such as the X-mode function that operates in a high-speed mode dedicated to games.
Special accessories include the dual-view expansion unit “TwinView Dock II” for 26,800 yen (excluding tax), and the dedicated game controller “ROG Kunai Core Gamepad” for 8,980 yen (excluding tax). A ROG Phone II Game Changer Set with a limited amount of 14,000 yen will be sold instead of buying separately, with TwinView Dock II and ROG Kunai Core Gamepad as a set.