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Asus ROG Phone II Gaming Smartphone – World’s Fastest Smartphone

Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has announced the Asus ROG Phone II gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus. Check out its full specs, features and price.

Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has announced the Asus ROG Phone II gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus, the highest spec on the current model.

Asus ROG Phone II is a high spec Android smartphone equipped with 6.59-inch FHD + (2340 × 1080) display, latest Snapdragon 855 Plus, an Octa-core chipset that clocks at 2.96 GHz, RAM capacity comes in two variants — 8GB / 12GB, storage capacity is 512GB UFS 3.0 and lastly it’s built with a duo camera setup of 48MP + 13MP.

In this article, we are going to have a quick and detailed look at the ASUS ROG Phone 2 gaming smartphone.

Features (Quick Review)

It is a successor to the ROG Phone and has evolved into a gaming smartphone with the largest specs of the current model, such as a large screen and equipped with the latest CPU Snapdragon 855 Plus.

It combines a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz that enables smooth screen display, large capacity 6000mAh battery compatible with high-speed charge QC 4.0 and PD, a touch sensor AirTrigger II for games, and an external cooler unit AeroActive Cooler II. It has a specialized three cooling functions when actively playing heavy games.

asus rog phone 2 accessories

In addition, as with the previous model, special options such as the ROG Kunai Gamepad, the external cooler unit AeroActive Cooler II, and the dual-display dock TwinView Dock II are also available.

Asus ROG Phone II

The ROG Phone 2 comes with the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus, an Octa-core chipset that clocks at 2.96 GHz, RAM capacity comes in two variants — 8GB / 12GB, storage capacity is 512GB UFS 3.0.

Asus has further advanced this device in the security department by equipping it with the under-display fingerprint technology which differs from last year’s ROG Phone with a fingerprint scanner positioned on the back.

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Asus ROG Phone II under display fingerprint

This device has a dual-camera configuration of 48 megapixels (main Sony IMX589 F1.79) + 13 megapixels (wide-angle 125 ° F 2.4) and the same specifications as the ZenFone 6. The front camera is a high 24-megapixel camera.

Asus ROG Phone II Key Specs

Here are the Asus ROG Phone 2 key specifications…

Display 6.59 inches, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
OS Android 9.0 (Pie), ROG UI
Processor 2.96GHz Kryo 485 Octa-core Snapdragon 855 Plus
Storage 128/512GB ROM + 8/12GB RAM
Camera 48MP + 13MP Rear/24MP Front (With Dual LED light)
Battery 6000mAh
Price Starts N183,000

ROG Phone 2 Photos

Asus ROG Phone II

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Asus ROG Phone II Price and Availability

The Asus ROG Phone 2 was announced in July 2019 (availability for purchase in August 2019). It is available colours – Black. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

The price is about 3499 yuan (approx. N183,000 naira in Nigeria) for models with 8GB / 128GB RAM and about 5999 yuan (approx. N313,000 naira in Nigeria) for 12GB / 512GB models. (CLICK TO BUY ROG PHONE).

Asus ROG Phone II Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie), ROG UI
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Plus (7 nm), Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
  • GPU: Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
  • Memory: 8/12GB
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension: 171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight: 240g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM
  • Build: Front glass (Gorilla Glass 6), back glass, aluminium frame


  • Display: 6.59 inches, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density), (~80.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • DCI-P3 108%
  • HDR10
  • 120 Hz
  • 240 Hz touch-sensing


  • Rear Camera: Dual
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF/Laser AF
    • 13 MP, f/2.4, 11mm (ultrawide)
  • Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, auto panorama (motorized rotation)
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS (except @240/480fps)
  • Front Camera: 24MP, f/2.2 camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Features: Panorama, HDR


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB/512GB UFS 3.0
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, HSDPA 42 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
  • HSPA+: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbp
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 150 Mbit/s ↑ 1 Gbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes with steroe speakers
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mics
  • DTS Headphone X


  • Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Maps: –

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Under display)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes, Charging Fast battery charging 30W (Quick Charge 4.0)
  • Power bank/Reverse charging 10W

Where to buy Asus ROG Phone II


Asus ROG Phone 2 Unboxing Video

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  1. i watched a youtube video on the unboxing of this device and saw many other components that come with it like the docks, the extra controllers, different cases and so on. I wondered whether all of those components come with the 900 euros price tag and if they’ll be available in nigeria. thanks. this is a great website by the way, beats gsmarena for me

    • No, It doesn’t come with the 900 euros price point. Those are additional accessories that ensure you leverage the full features of this smartphone. You don’t have to wait for its availability in Nigeria, global shopping websites such as AliExpress and Amazon would have all packages when available. And… Thanks for the kind words, we appreciate!


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