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ASUS ROG Phone 2 will take fight to Razer Phone series, offer same refresh rate

ASUS has confirmed that its upcoming ROG Phone 2 will offer 120Hz support for smooth gaming and touch input.

Published onJune 12, 2019

ASUS ROG Phone camera and fingerprint scanner

The Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2 are the current refresh rate champions, offering a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth performance and touch input. We’ve also seen the likes of the ASUS ROG Phone and OnePlus 7 Pro offer 90Hz refresh rates, but it looks like ASUS is taking the fight to Razer.

According to a machine-translated version of a post on the ASUS ROG Weibo page (h/t: GSMArena), the ASUS ROG Phone 2 will sport a 120Hz refresh rate. The translated post also notes that video game “Under The One Man” will support the new refresh rate, with more compatible titles to be announced later.

The original ROG Phone offered a 90Hz refresh rate via a full HD OLED screen, but it’s unclear whether the new phone will use OLED or LCD technology to deliver 120Hz support. Razer’s smartphones are the only Android phones on the market to offer 120Hz capabilities, and they use Sharp IGZO LCD screens.

The front of the ASUS ROG Phone.

We don’t know anything else about the ASUS ROG Phone 2, but we’d expect a Snapdragon 855 chipset, at least 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a large battery. The original device also offered three ultrasonic triggers for gaming, a variety of gaming peripherals, and a side-mounted port for said accessories.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 back in hand at angle

Our own Kevin Parrish thought the original device was an excellent product in his ROG Phone review. More specifically, Kevin praised the screen, horsepower, design, and gaming-focused features. It wasn’t all perfect though, as our reviewer was disappointed with the ultrasonic triggers, accessory pricing, and camera performance.

Would you like a sharper screen or a higher refresh rate in your next smartphone? Let us know in the comments! Otherwise, if you can’t wait for the ROG Phone 2, you can check out the original ROG Phone store listing below.

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