I was at home while watching the launch of the new ROG phone 2. I was expecting a price of something around 45k. Lately, Asus was not focusing much on its mobile segment or at least that is what I thought. The smartphone market is very competitive in India with very small margins. So sometimes not launching new devices can save a company some crucial dollars. So when I saw the price of the mere Rs. 37,999, I was awed. This was the same feeling I had during the launch of the Poco F1 or at the Royal Enfield Interceptor. Both are priced exceptionally.
The ROG is no ordinary phone, the display, the accessories, the design everything makes it just perfect for your gaming needs. Mobile Gaming is very trendy in India and I guess with this device, Asus wants to get into the gaming market. The predecessor wasn’t priced this aggressively, at that price, most Indians just weren’t able to afford it. Asus has learnt from the previous device, the ROG series is no more the super-premium rather a value flagship with interesting and useful features.
The phone comes with a 6.59-inch 120-hertz touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Asus ROG Phone 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 855+ octa-core processor. 855+ is a 7-nanometer processor. This will ensure that your phone is efficient even when the user is doing heavy tasks. The phone comes with 8GB of RAM. The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 6,000mAh non-removable battery. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Asus ROG Phone 2 on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera and a second 13-megapixel camera. It sports a 24-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs ROG UI based on Android 9 Pie.
Things like 120-hertz display and the mammoth battery are unheard in the price bracket of ~50k. In fact with these specs, this is the most bad-ass phone you can buy in 2019. I will soon be getting my hands on this device, will share my review soon 🙂
ROG Phone 2 accessories prices
- ROG Phone 30 W charger – Rs 1,999
- Aeroactive Cooler II – Rs 3,999
- Profession Dock – Rs 5,499
- Lightning Armour Case – Rs 2,999
- Twin View Dock II – Rs 19,999
- Mobile Desktop Dock – Rs 12,999
- ROG Kunai Gamepad controller – Rs 9,999
The phone will be on sale on the Flipkart big billion sale starting from 30th September 2019.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Full Specifications
|Model||ROG Phone 2|
|Dimensions (mm)||170.99 x 77.60 x 9.78|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||6000|
|Screen size (inches)||6.59|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel + 13-megapixel|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Number of SIMs||1|