ASUS Rog Phone 2 to be discontinued in India; brand might launch a new ROG Phone 3 variant soon

Highlights
  • The brand might launch ROG Phone 3 variant with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage in India if there is enough demand
  • ASUS ROG Phone 3 has been launched in two variants in India

ASUS ROG Phone 2 will soon be discontinued in India, Asus India’s Mobile Business Head Dinesh Sharma revealed in an interview with HT Tech. To recall, the ROG Phone 2 was one of the most popular phones in India last year, thanks to its flagship-grade features at a surprisingly affordable price. The handset received a price hike this year following the GST hike but following the recent launch of ASUS ROG Phone 3 in India, the brand is now planning to pull the handset from the market altogether. In the interview, Sharma interestingly also revealed that ASUS might launch the ROG Phone 3 variant with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage in India if it sees enough demand. Sharma further shared that if the brand went ahead with this launch, the new variant will be priced “much higher.”

ASUS ROG Phone 2 specifications

To recall the ASUS ROG Phone 2 specifications, the handset features 6.59-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with the extremely smooth 120Hz refresh rate and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display. The phone is powered by a capable Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, coupled with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB built-in storage. On the software side, the handset runs Android 9.0 Pie with custom ROG UI skin on top out of the box.

In terms of optics, the ROG Phone 2 packs a dual-camera setup at the back, headlined by a 48MP primary snapper and a 13MP secondary ultra-wide lens. For selfies, there is a 24MP snapper. There is a massive 6,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging that fuels the handset.

Key Specs

Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus | 8 GBProcessor
6.59 inches Display
48 MP + 13 MPRear camera
24 MPSelfie camera
6000 mAh Battery
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