ASUS newly launched ROG Phone II can sweep OnePlus market in India

Republic of Gamers (ROG), a dedicated segment from ASUS for providing high-end gaming smartphones, laptops, motherboards and more… And today the team of ROG has launched the latest edition of its smartphone i.e  ROG Phone 2, it is an upgraded version of the previous ROG phone 1.

Before apprising you about the specs of this newly launched gaming smartphone, what we want to tell you is its price. It is because right now the player which is in the market with high-end configuration at a reasonable price is only the OnePlus, however, that domination would not be there any more.

ASUS has launched two models of ROG phone 2: one is with  8GB RAM and 128 GB UFS 3.0 ROM whereas the second one is 12GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.0 ROM, the price is ₹ 37,999/- and ₹ 59,999/- respectively.

Now you can envisage, why we have said it could sweep the OnePlus market in India. Not only the price factor but also the configuration and performance which as per the company is far better than the OnePlus latest edition i.e 7 Pro.


8GB/128GB Variant

·         ROG Phone II

·         18 Watt QC 4.0 Charger

·         Type A to Type C Data Cable

·         Aero Case

·         SIM Pin

·         User Manual and Warranty Card

 12GB/512GB Variant


·         ROG Phone II

·         30 Watt QC 4.0 Charger

·         Type C to Type C Data Cable

·         Aero Case

·         Aero Active Cooler II

·         SIM Pin

·         User Manual and Warranty Card


Now let’s talk about a little bit about its configuration. The ROG Phone II is a gaming-centric phone with an optimal level of cooling system integration. It has multi-level of the cooling system with 3D vapor-chamber.

To power the core, it has been embedded with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform clocked at 2.96GHz which further amalgamated with Graphic chipset of Qualcomm i.e Adreno 640 GPU.


If we talk about its 6.59-inch FHD+ display than again it sweeps the ground with world’s first 120Hz/1ms 10-bit HDR 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Delta-E <1 colour accuracy and 45ms touch response.

To support the heavy gamers power need, the company has given a massive battery of 6000mAh battery and supports USB Type-C 30W ROG HyperCharge technology for fast charging (up to 66% charged in just 58 minutes)… No doubt this has made a phone a somewhat thick as compared to Oneplus but still if you are a gamer and power is your need, it does not matter.


Furthermore, as compared to the previous model the new ROG Phone II features upgraded AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors, Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, and powerful front-facing stereo speakers with DTS-X Ultra.

Also, the company now offers new accessories such as TwinView Dock II for immersive dual-screen gaming and  ROG Kunai Gamepad for the ultimate console-like gaming experience.


The ROG Phone II features SONY IMX586 flagship sensor with Quad Bayer technology, and with an aperture of F1.79 and with an effective pixel size of 1.6µm. The rear setup is of dual-camera 48 MP+ 13MP ultra-wide camera with 125º FOV, supports Slo-mo up to 480fps, Panorama, and Pro Mode.  On the front side, a 24MP camera is given to enable high-quality video streaming while gaming. Both the front and the back cameras support EIS, ensuring great high-quality blur-free videos.

ASUS also offers extra accessories for the ROG Phone 2 here are those with pricing

  • Kunai GamePad at ₹.9999/-
  • Aero Active Cooler at ₹.3999/-
  • Professional Dock, at ₹. 5499/-
  • TwinView II at ₹.19999/-
  • Mobile Desktop Dock at ₹.12999/-
  • 30 Watt Charger with Type C to Type C Cable ₹. 1999/-
  • Lighting Armor Case at ₹.2999/-

Asus ROG Phone 2 Detail specification


  • 2.96GHz specially-binned Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
  • GPU Qualcomm® AdrenoTM 640 (675MHz)


  • 6.59” 19.5:9 2340×1080 (391ppi) AMOLED
  • True 10 Bit HDR 120Hz with 1ms response time
  • 600nits HBM brightness, 111.8% DCI-P3 Delta E average <1%; 1.07 billion colors
  • 500,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Front 2.5D Corning Gorilla 6 Glass
  • Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)
  • Gaming HDR and Video Streaming HDR supported


  • Up to 12GB RAM LPDDR4X
  • Storage Up to UFS3.0 512GB
  • NTFS support for external HDD


  • Accelerator
  • E-Compass
  • Proximity
  • Hall sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Gyro
  • Ultrasonic sensors (for Airtrigger II)

Main Rear Camera

  • 48MP SONY IMX586 flagship sensor
  • Quad Bayer Technology
  • F1.79, 0.8μm/1.6μm effective pixel size, 1/2.0″, 2×1 OCL PDAF, LED flash

Second Rear Camera

  • 13MP, 125 ̊ ultra-wide, F2.4, Real-time

Front Camera

  • 24MP, 0.9μm, Quad Bayer Technology, F2.0

Video Recording

  • 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for the main rear camera, at 30fps for a second.
  • 1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • 3-axis electronic image stabilization
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Slow Motion Video (1080p at 120/240 fps and 720p at 480 fps)


  • Dual front-facing speakers
  • 5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
  • DTS:X Ultra virtual surround sound

Audio Output

  • Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality
  • DTS:X Ultra virtual surround sound
  • AudioWizard with listening profiles


  • Quad microphone array with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology

FM Receiver

  • FM radio

Wireless Technology

  • WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi direct


  • GPS (L1+L5), GLO, BDS, GAL (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5)

SIM Cards

  • Dual SIM dual standby
  • Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
  • Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Data rate

  • DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42Mbps
  • 8GB/128GB Variant : LTE 2CA Cat18 UL up to 211 Mbps / 4CA Cat 15 DL up to 800 Mbps
  • 12GB/512GB Variant : LTE 2CA Cat18 UL up to 211 Mbps / 5CA Cat 18 DL up to 1.2 Gbps
  • 12GB/512GB Variant: 4×4 MIMO and CA w/4×4 MIMO supported


  • FDD-LTE (Bands for 8GB/128GB variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands for 12GB/512GB variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28,
  • 29, 32, 66)
  • TD-LTE (Bands for 8GB/128GB variant 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • TD-LTE (Bands for 12GB/512GB variant 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
  • WCDMA (Bands for 8GB/128GB variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)
  • WCDMA (Bands for 12GB/512GB variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19)
  • EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

Network features

  • VoLTE


  • Side: 48 pin Customized/Type C connector USB3.1 gen2/DP 1.4(up to 4K)/Fast Charging
  • (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge
  • Bottom: Type C connector USB3.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge
  • 3.5mm Audio jack


  • Yes

Operating System

  • AndroidTM Pie 9


  • 6,000mAh (Li-Po)

Power Adapter Output

  • 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter


  • 170.99mm x 77.6mm x 9.48mm


  • 240g