Asus Launches New Gaming Smartphone in India

  • The company plans to sell the phone through Flipkart from 30th September
  • Asus says that the ROG 2 comes with 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz response time
Asus ROG Phone 2( Pic credit- Asus)

With gaming smartphones gaining popularity, Taiwan based Asus launched its gaming smartphone ROG Phone 2 in India. The ROG phone 2 succeeds the original ROG Phone which was launched last year. The smartphones come at two price points – the 8GB +128GB storage priced at Rs 37,999 and the 12GB+512GB storage priced at RS 59,999.

The gaming smartphone industry  is seeing a huge growth recently. Companies like Asus, Nubia, Black Shark are constantly upgrading their products to get market dominance. While Black Shark 2 was priced at Rs 39,999, Asus ROG Phone 2 equipped with Snapgragon 855 chipset is priced at Rs 37,999 making it a price war between the companies to attract more and more consumers.

Features of ROG Phone 2

As a gaming smartphone, it is equipped with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz response time with a 108 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut. ASUS says that the display of the phone has a 100,000 :1 contrast ratio with Delta-E. The phone comes with a side mounted connector which can be used to attach gaming accessories to the phone. The ROG Phone 2 comes with a 6.59-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2340* 1080 pixels. The phone also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

The newly launched phone has a 6.59-inch HD+ AMOLED display. From the camera side, it comes with dual camera with a 48-megapixel back camera and a 13-megapixel front camera and a 125-degree field of view. The phone is also equipped with ultrasonic AirTriggers with haptic response rate and vibration latency of 20ms. This means a person will no longer have to raise fingers while tapping as mentioned by the company.

The 8GB ROG Phone 2 will be available on Flipkart from 30th September in the Big Billion sale while no dates have been announced for sale of the premium 12 GB one. The new smartphone is an improvement over the previous ASUS ROG which had a 6-inch display and a refresh rate of 90Hz. It came with a 12 megapixel and 8-megapixel dual rear camera and 8 mega pixel front camera.

ASUS also announced the price of various accessories for ROG Phone 2. The ROG Phone 30 W charger is priced at Rs 1999 while the Aeroactive Cooler 2 is priced at Rs 3999. The professional dock comes at a price of Rs 5499 and the Lightening Armour case is priced at Rs 2999. The Twin View Dock II, Mobile desktop Desk and ROG Kunai Gamepad Controller are priced at Rs19,999, Rs12,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively.