Taiwanese technology brand Asus has started sending out media invites for the launch if its next gaming smartphone – ROG Phone 2. The Asus ROG Phone 2 is the successor of the ROG Phone that was launched last year. The upcoming gaming handset by the company is set to launch on July 23. Recently, the company had also confirmed that its Asus ROG Phone 2 will sport a 120Hz display and had said that the device will go official later this month. Asus has also partnered with Tencent for its upcoming gaming handset. Asus ROG Phone 2 will directly compete with the likes of Nubia Red Magic 3 and Black Shark 2.
A number of Chinese bloggers have posted the image of the launch invite on Weibo that says that ROG Phone 2 will sport a 120Hz display and will be launched on July 23. We should also mention that the company’s ROG gaming division has also confirmed that the handset will be launching in July. But then, we should mention that as of now, the company continues to be tight-lipped about the launch of Asus ROG Phone 2 outside of China.
It is also worth pointing out that Asus ROG Phone 2 recently received three different certifications from US FCC, Wi-Fi Alliance, and China’s 3C, which pointed towards its imminent launch. A report that came out a few weeks back also accurately predicted that the handset will be launched on July 23. As we mentioned earlier, the company has also partnered Tencent to get some custom gaming experiences to the device. A few optimized games will also be added to the handset so that users can make the most of its 120Hz display.
The ROG Phone 2 is said to arrive in two variants in the country and will hold a starting price of CNY 4,399 (approximately Rs 44,400). However, as of now, not much is known about the specifications of the handset. Asus has confirmed that the ROG Phone 2 will come with a 120Hz display. The only other smartphone to have a display like this is Razer Phone 2, which is known for its gaming capabilities.
To recall, Asus ROG Phone was launched in June 2018 globally but it made its way to India in November 2018. The smartphone some powerful gaming-centric specifications and was powered by an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 845 SoC. So, the possibility of Asus ROG Phone 2 being powered by an over-clocked version of the Snapdragon 855 SoC cannot be ruled out either. But then, we will have to wait till we find out more.