ASUS has announced that it will be launching the ROG Phone 2 gaming smartphone in India at an event on September 23rd. The event will also be livestreamed on the company’s social handles at 12.30pm. The company has also revealed that the ROG Phone 2 will be available in the country exclusively on Flipkart. The ROG Phone 2 was originally unveiled in China in July as the world’s first phone to utilise Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855 Plus.
ASUS ROG Phone 2 specifications and features
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 offers an interesting design that supports optional accessories like a cooling fan, a controller pad, dual-screen accessory, Nintendo Switch Joy-Con like controllers, and a Switch-like docking system. The new ROG offering is also the world’s first handset to flaunt dual vibration motors to provide improved haptic feedback while gaming. Notably, the gaming-centric smartphone flaunts a screen refresh rate of 120Hz and a response time of 1ms.
As for the other features, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 sports a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution. The Snapdragon 855 Plus processor onboard the phone features a clock speed of 2.96GHz. The phone comes in two RAM and storage models, 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 512GB. Software-wise, the smartphone boots Android 9 Pie with ZenUI on top, and it also has the ability to let you switch to the stock Android.
In the camera department, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 gets a 48MP main snapper at the rear, aided by a 13MP secondary snapper. For selfies and video calling, the smartphone is equipped with a 24MP shooter. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and two USB Type-C ports. A 6,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support keeps the whole package alive.
ASUS ROG Phone 2 price in India
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 price in India hasn’t been officially announced yet. In China, the smartphone is being sold at the starting price of around Rs 35,400. We should know the Indian pricing of the handset in a few days, so stay tuned for regular updates.