ASUS ROG Phone II Review

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Samsung and Google may have upcoming flagship smartphones, but ASUS officially unveiled theirs today. Introducing the ASUS ROG Phone II, and it just might be the ultimate gaming smartphone. Featuring a 6.59-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, dual 48MP, f/1.8 + 13MP ultra-wide cameras, a 24MP front-facing camera, and a massive 6,000mAh battery. Just like its predecessor, Air Triggers turn the top corners of the frame into physical hot corners for launching apps, actions, as well as the DTS: X Ultra front-facing speakers. Yes, there’s still a headphone jack. Read more for another hands-on video, additional pictures and information.



There will also be plenty of accessories and add-ons, like a new dual-screen TwinView Dock that adds a secondary 120Hz OLED display or the ROG Kunai Gamepad for turning the handset into a Nintendo Switch-style handheld gaming system. Software wise, ASUS lets you choose between the ROG UI skin or the ZenUI Classic, which was introduced on the Zenfone 6.

ASUS ROG Phone II Review
ASUS ROG Phone II Review
ASUS ROG Phone II Review
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There’s no word yet on pricing, but the original ROG Phone costs $1,099 for 512GB of storage, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see it priced similarly. It launches in China on July 23, but we’re still waiting confirmation for a US release.