Asus recently announced their latest gaming phone, the much-talked about ROG Phone 2, which was launched in no less than six variants. Four of these are already available for pre-order in China via the JingDongMall platform, more commonly referred to as JD.com. The sales will officially kick off on July 31st.
The phone is the first one on the market to feature the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset and comes with a number of upgrades when compared to its predecessor, including a larger battery of 6,000mAh.
The phone has a 6.59 inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display that boasts a 240Hz touch sampling rate as well as a touch latency of 49ms. Under the hood, the Snapdragon 855 Plus clocks at 2.9GHz. The handset arrives with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support.
In addition to these specs, the Asus ROG Phone 2 also comes with DTS:X Ultra for immersive audio that allows players to “step in” the game, a dual screen TwinView dock, a clip-on AeroActive cooler fan as well as a ROG Kunai Gamepad.
One of these four available variants is the custom Tencent that comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB worth of storage. It is priced at CNY 3,499, which translates into roughly around $510, after conversion. We don’t know how far the company went with the Tencent customization for this variant though.
The other arrives under the moniker Enjoy Peace in Beijing and offers 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for CNY 6,000 – around $870.
Asus also announced via Weibo two additional variants: a Zhizum version with a price tag of CNY 7,999 (around $1160) and a ROG Phone 2 Esports Armour Version that will come in at CNY 12,999 (about $1890). We don’t know if these variants will become available outside China though.
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