Asus rumored to be preparing a phone just for gamers
The ROG Phone II is designed for the serious gamer
Asus is trying to capitalize on the popularity of video games and grab a piece of the smartphone market at the same time. It has announced that a new phone is being launched tomorrow that has been designed for a very particular market – video game fans. The Asus ROG Phone II is described as a mobile gaming device on steroids.
The ROG is built around a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, one of the strongest processors available. The phone comes with a special VR-focused upgrade, available with the Republic of Gamers version, that gives the Snapdragon its “Plus” moniker. This, according to the company, puts it into a class all by itself. The Snapdragon 855 is found in many phones, but none reportedly has the Plus upgrade.
The 8-core processor runs at 2.96GHz, instead of the normal 2.84GHz. Graphics are powered by Adreno 640 with a 120Hz refresh rate that offers smoother scrolling that is lag-free. The first ROG offered 8GB of DRAM, and the new ROG II will provide 12MGB with up to 512GB of storage capacity.
The new phone is even bigger than the last. The display is 6.59” (it was previously 6.0”) and as a resolution of 2340×1090 (ROG I was 2160×1080 and only 90Hz). To account for the greater specifications, the 4000mAh batter is now a 6000mAh battery.
According to tests, the new overclocked processor results in a boost of 4% for some applications and of 15% for the GPU. As a result, mobile gaming should be faster, smoother and more enriched than anything found from Asus competitors.