Asus ROG Phone 2 has been launched in China this week and while the technology company revealed the device’s specifications a day prior to its launch, it has now also announced its official pricing. Asus has launched six different variants of the ROG Phone 2 and among these, four are now up for pre-orders on JD.com in China. It is worth mentioning that Asus ROG Phone 2 is the first handset in the world to be powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus and it comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and has a larger battery than its predecessor ROG Phone. Here’s a look at its price details and specifications:
Asus ROG Phone 2 price and availability
As we mentioned earlier, Asus ROG Phone 2 has been launched in six. Among these, four are up for pre-orders on JD.com and they will be going on sale on July 31. The variant of the device has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage comes in ‘Tencent Depth Customisation’ and ‘Enjoy Peace in Beijing’ models that are priced at CNY 3,499 (approximately Rs 35,000) and CNY 3,699 (approximately Rs 37,000) respectively.
The classic version of the device has 12GB of RAM and 12GB of internal storage and it is priced at CNY 5,999 (approximately Rs 60,000). Another variant of ‘Enjoy Peace in Beijing’ version with the same RAM and storage can be bought at CNY 6,199 (approximately Rs 62,000).
The company has also revealed two more variants of the smartphone: A Zhizun version that costs (approximately Rs 80,000) and an Esports Armour Version that is priced CNY 12,999 (approximately Rs 1,30,000).
As of now, there is no word on when the device will be launched outside China. A report suggests that Asus ROG Phone 2 will be launched in global markets, including India, in September this year.
Asus ROG Phone 2 specifications
Asus ROG Phone 2 runs Android Pie with ROG UI baked on top and it sports a 6.59-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display that comes with 120Hz refresh rate. The display of the newly launched gaming smartphone has a response time of 1ms, 10-bit HDR support, 1,00,000:1 contrast ratio and it is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 6.
The new smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Asus new offering comes with dual front-facing stereo speakers with DTS: X Ultra support.
On the camera front, Asus’ offering has a dual rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor and a 13MP wide-angle sensor. There is a 24MP snapper on the front panel for selfies and video calls.
On the connectivity front, the new smartphone has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, WiFi-Direct, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth 5.0. It packs a massive 6,000mAh battery that comes with support for Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging.
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