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  ASUS Republic of Gamers reveals ‘Ultimate’ and ‘Strix’ versions of the ROG Phone II
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12/09/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is excited to announce the launch of two new additions to its ROG Phone II range; the ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition and the ROG Phone II Strix Edition.

ASUS has achieved incredible success from its ROG smartphone range, with the ROG II unveiled at IFA 2019 in Germany to huge acclaim from gamers and smartphone enthusiasts. The two latest versions from its flagship range push boundaries even further, offering users unrivalled power, speed and storage capabilities for their mobile gaming needs.

The ROG Phone II ‘Ultimate Edition’ comes with a huge 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, while the ‘Strix Edition’ offers users 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Both devices continue to offer powerful hardware specifications that can support even the most demanding mobile gaming users.

Powered with the world’s fastest Qualcomm® Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, clocking in at 2.96GHz and supported with a monster 6000mAh battery -complete with the GameCool II vapor-chamber cooling system -means users no longer have to compromise on speed or performance.

The ROG Phone II’s ultrafast 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR screen offers world-beating Delta-E< 1 colour accuracy and unrivalled touch latency for the gaming edge, while the iconic side-charging design gives users complete control with uprated AirTrigger II technology. Dual Surrounding Vibration technology, dual front-facing speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack and the new quad mics with noise cancellation means the immersive nature of the ROG Phone II is not just restricted to the screen but can be experienced through touch and sound.

For the ultimate gaming experience, the ROG Phone II can be expanded with a unique range of accessories. Mobile Desktop Dock, TwinView dock II, Lighting Armor Case are supported, and there's a new modular ROG Kunai Gamepad that provides physical console-like gamepad controls.

The ROG Kunai Gamepad consists of three components — the ROG Kunai Bumper, ROG Kunai Controllers and ROG Kunai Holder. The two-part Kunai Controllers can be attached to the Kunai Holder to create a standalone gamepad or combined with the Kunai Bumper to add physical gamepad controls to ROG Phone II itself. ROG Phone II also supports Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive for low-latency, high-quality audio, over Bluetooth connections.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ASUS ROG Phone II ‘Ultimate’ and ‘Strix’ Editions are now available from ASUS online UK store: https://uk.store.asus.com/phones.html

PRESS CONTACTS

Nick Bird/ Christian Stevens,

Spreckley

Tel: 0044 (0)207 388 9988

Email: [email protected]

NOTES TO EDITORS

ROG Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asusrog

ROG Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asus_rog

ASUS Global Press Room: http://press.asus.com

ASUS Global Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asus

ASUS Global Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asus

ROG PHONE II SPECIFICATIONS

Processor

2.96GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor

GPU

Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640

UI

Android™ Pie™ with new ROG UI

Display

6.59-inch 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display

600nits outdoor readable brightness

Delta E < 1

DCI-P3 support and 500,000:1 contrast ratio AMOLED display with Corning® Gorilla® 6 Glass

Blue-light filter for eye care

Supports Always On

Capacitive touch panel with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)

Dimensions

170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48 mm

Weight

240g

Battery

6000mAh

Memory

Strix Edition: LPDDR4X8GB RAM

Elite and Ultimate Edition: LPDDR4X12GB RAM

Storage

Strix Edition: UFS 3.0 128GB

Elite Edition: UFS 3.0 512GB

Ultimate Edition: UFS 3.0 1TB

Sensor

In-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition, accelerator, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger II and grip press, dual vibrators

Wireless Technology

Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth® 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive, NFC

Ultimate and Elite Editions: as above, with WiGig® (802.11ad/60GHz Wi-Fi) wireless display support

2x2 MIMO

4G LTE with integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem

Strix Edition: 4G LTE up to 1Gbps (Cat 16) download

Elite Edition: 4G LTE up to 1.2Gbps (Cat 18) download

Ultimate Edition: 4G LTE up to 2.0Gbps (Cat 20)

GPS

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

I/O ports

Side:

Custom USB-C™

Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP 1.4 (4K) / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30W)

30W ROG HyperCharge direct charging

Bottom:

USB-C™

Supports USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD3.0) (30W) / direct charging

3.5mm headphone jack

Front Camera

24MP

Main Camera

48MP + 13MP (125° ultrawide-angle)

Voice Wakeup

Yes

Speaker

Dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra

Stereo speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect

NFC

Supported

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About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world.

Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.