ASUS ROG Phone II officially launches in the Philippines

    The long-waited ROG Phone II has finally arrived in the Philippines. As the name suggests, it is the follow-up for the brand’s previous gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone. Aside from a name change, the ROG Phone II comes with improved specifications to bring a top-notch gaming experience.

    In order to bring the best gaming experience possible, the ASUS ROG Phone II comes with one of the most powerful chipsets in the market – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. ASUS has also clocked the chip higher to 2.96GHz to remove any unnecessary lag from gameplay.

    Cooling the smartphone’s chip is the ASUS ROG AeroActive Cooler II. Integrated with the included Aero Case, the cooler now has a 24dBA noise level allowing for quieter operation while gaming.

    The display has been upped from the previous 90Hz to 120Hz allowing for smoother rendering on its 6.59-inch 10-bit AMOLED display. The precious display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 allowing users to focus on gameplay instead of keeping the screen safe from scratches.

    The ASUS ROG Phone II is powered by a 6,000mAh battery. Although gaming can take a lot of charge to perform, ASUS keeps the charging wait short thanks to the smartphone’s 30W Fast Charging.

    ASUS ROG Phone II
    Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
    Screen 6.59-inch, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080, 120Hz, 1ms, AMOLED, 10-bit, HDR, 600nits, DCI-P3
    RAM 12GB
    OS Android 9.0 Pie with ROG UI
    Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP
    Front Camera 24MP
    Storage 512GB UFS 3.0, 1TB UFS 3.0
    Network Dual-SIM, 4G LTE
    Connectivity WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 2x USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC,
    Battery 6,000mAh, 30W ROG HyperCharge
    Others Dual front-facing stereo speakers, In-display Fingerprint Scanner

    As with its previous iteration, a lot of accessories will be available for the ASUS ROG Phone II. Here’s a complete list of accessories as well as their respective prices:

    Accessory Price
    Aero Case PhP 995
    AeroActive Cooler II PhP 2,995
    Lighting Armor Case PhP 2,495
    ROG Phone Bag PhP 2,495
    Professional Dock PhP 4,995
    ROG Kunai Gamepad PHP 6,995
    Mobile Desktop Dock Revised PhP 10,995
    ASUS WiGig Display Dock (Champion’s Super Pack Exclusive) PhP 13,995
    TwinView Dock II PhP 14,995

    The ASUS ROG Phone II is priced at PhP 49,995 for the base 12GB/512GB variant. A second version with a 12GB/1TB configuration dubbed the ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition is expected to hit the market on November 2019 for PhP 59,995.

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