Asus ROG Phone 2 Launched In India – Price, Specifications, and Features

Earlier this year, Asus launched the ROG Phone 2 in the Chinese market. Now, the gaming smartphone has arrived in India. The highlight of the device is the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Read more to find about Asus ROG Phone 2 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Asus ROG Phone 2

Price and Availability

Price (starting) Rs 37,999

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is priced in India at Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM/  128GB storage variant. Sales start on September 30 via Flipkart. It will ship with a 10W QC 4.0 charger and an AeroCase cover.

The 12GB RAM/ 512GB storage variant bears a price tag of Rs 59,999. It willbe available in the coming months. The box will include a 30W ROG Charger, an AeroActive Cooler, and a Aero Case.

In China, the Asus ROG Phone 2 comes in six different variants. The base variant (with Tencent Depth Customisation) is priced at CNY 3,499 (approx Rs 35,000). Another variant (Enjoy Peace in Beijing) comes with a price tag of CNY 3,699 (approx Rs 37,000). Both devices come with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The Asus ROG Phone 2 classic variant (with 12GB RAM/ 128GB storage) is priced at CNY 5,999 (approx Rs 60,000). Whereas it’s ‘Enjoy Peace in Beijing’ version costs at CNY 6,199 (approx Rs 62,000).

The company also launched a Zhizun version and a ROG Phone 2 (Esports Armour Version) variant at CNY 7,999 (approx Rs 80,000) and CNY 12,999 (approx Rs 1,30,000), respectively.

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Specifications

Processor octa-core Snapdragon 710
RAM 8GB/ 12GB LPDDR4X
Internal Storage 128GB/ 512GB UFS 3.0
Display 6.59-inch, AMOLED, Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 10-bit HDR support, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 49ms touch latency, Gorilla Glass 6
OS Android 9 Pie, ROG UI
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (48MP + 13MP) with flash
Front Camera 24MP
Battery 6,000mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The new smartphone is powered by a 2.9GHz Snapdragon 855 Plus processor along with up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB/ 512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage.

In terms of optics, the Asus ROG Phone 2 sports a dual camera set up on the back. It combines a 48-megapixel primary sensor with a 13-megapixel secondary sensor (125-degrees field of view). For selfies, it sports a 24-megapixel front camera.

The gaming smartphone is backed by a large 6,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support.

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Features

  • 6.59-inch AMOLED display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 10-bit HDR support
  • Gorilla Glass 6 protection
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Front-facing stereo speakers
  • DTS: X Ultra support
  • Android 9 Pie OS
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • WiFi-Direct
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • Quick Charge 4.0 tech

The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs Android 9 Pie operating system with ROG UI on top (with an option to switch to stock Android OS). Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The 6.59-inch AMOLED display comes with Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and 10-bit HDR support. The display panel has a contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Additionally, it has a 240Hz touch sampling rate and touch latency of 49ms.

The handset also sports an in-display fingerprint sensor. Other sensors on the device include accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor, hall sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and an ultrasonic sensor.

The gaming smartphone sports dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS: X Ultra support. It measures 170.99 x 77.6 x 9.78mm and weighs 240 grams.

There’s also a proprietary connector for the accessories (on the side). A new gamepad attachment can be detached and attached at each end of the smartphone. The ROG Kunai Gamepad looks like a conventional console remote.

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Conclusion

The Asus ROG Phone 2 comes with some major hardware upgrade over its predecessor. Asus has launched new versions of the dual-screen TwinView dock and the clip-on AeroActive cooler fan.

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