ASUS ROG Phone 2 appears in live images with no-notch design

“The ROG Phone 2 front doesn’t look like an upgrade from last year at all”

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is set to launch on July 23rd in China and the company has teased very few features of the handset up till now even though the launch is just a week away. Things are very quiet on the rumour mill as well but we finally have a leak that reveals the front design of the upcoming ROG Phone 2. The company has previously confirmed that the ROG Phone 2 will feature a 120Hz display.

rog phone 2rog-phone-2-leakComing to the images, we see a no-notch design similar to the previous ROG Phone (review). ASUS had some innovative stuff planned for the ZenFone 6 but it seems to be conservative in the design department with its high-end gaming handset. The upper and lower bezels are similar to the one on the Black Shark 2 and the dual stereo speakers are quite easily visible. One of the images also shows the user interface has options to switch between three screen refresh rates – 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz. This is great as well since the higher refresh rate is known to be a battery hog and users can choose to opt for lower rates to save some battery. Apart from that, there’s a selfie camera atop the screen, the exact details of which we’re yet to know.

Latest official information has also revealed that the ROG Phone 2 will come with the new Snapdragon 855 Plus launched this week. ASUS made the announcement soon after Qualcomm debuted the new chipset and this makes the ROG Phone 2 a bit more exciting as the new chip does not only have a higher-clocked 2.96GHz Kryo cores but a 15 percent faster Adreno 640 GPU as well. This makes the flagship processor the perfect candidate for the gaming handset. A recent CCC (3C) listing in China also revealed that the handset could very well have 30W fast charging capabilities. But that’s pretty much it. We could see ASUS tease a few features of the phone before launch so stay tuned for the upcoming week.

Asus ROG Phone 2 Specifications
Performance
Octa core (2.96 GHz, Single Core + 2.42 GHz, Tri core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 855 Plus
8 GB RAM
Display
6.59 inches (16.74 cm)
1080x2340 px, 391 PPI
AMOLED
Camera
48 MP + 13 MP Dual Primary Cameras
Dual LED Flash
24 MP Front Camera
Battery
6000 mAh
Hyper Charging
USB Type-C port
Asus ROG Phone 2 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 35,090
Release Date: 05-Sep-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone
Asus ROG Phone 2 Video
Abdul can be tagged as a true blue smartphone enthusiast. As part of his professional career, he has contributed to a number of tech blogs such as GizChina, MySmartPrice, MrPhone, and others. He keeps an eye on the Chinese social media as well to catch hot leaks. Occasionally, he can be found invading villages in Clash of Clans. For the rest of the time, he's mostly searching for the best burgers and pizzas in town.
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