It’s indisputable that the ASUS ROG Phone II is one of the most powerful smartphone this generation. It does, however, come with a bit of a price tag. Luckily enough, ASUS ROG Phone II Strix Edition has been launched that largely shares the same performance without the enormous price.
The ASUS ROG Phone II Strix Edition still comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset but RAM has been lowered to 8GB while internal storage has been downgraded to 128GB of UFS 3.0 compared to the original’s 12GB/512GB setup.
Aside from the lowered RAM and storage, the ROG Phone II Strix Edition still comes with a 6.59-inch AMOLED 2340 x 1080 screen that runs at 120Hz and has 10-bit HDR, 600nits of brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Screen||6.59-inch AMOLED, 10-bit HDR, 2340 x 1080, 120Hz, 600nits, DCI-P3, Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie with ROG UI|
|Rear Camera||48MP + 13MP Ultrawide|
|Storage||128GB UFS 3.0|
|Network||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11ad 60GHz 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Battery||6,000mAh, 30W ROG HyperCharge|
|Others||Face Unlock, In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, AirTrigger II, Dual Vibrators, Dual NXP TFA9874 Audio|
The ROG Phone II Strix Edition is now available at ROG Concept Stores and the ASUS Official Online Store for PhP 34,995, which is essentially a bargain compared to the ASUS ROG Phone II’s PhP 49,995 price point.