The Asus ROG Phone 2 was announced back in July, but fans outside China have waited a while to hear availability details. Well, you can read on for launch and pricing information regarding this gaming phone.
In terms of specs, the Asus ROG Phone 2 packs a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, up to 12GB of RAM, and a huge, 6,000mAh battery with 30W charging.
It wouldn’t be a gaming phone without the relevant features, and the ROG Phone 2 retains the predecessor’s Air Trigger ultrasonic shoulder triggers for use in games.
The phone also packs a 6.59-inch notched OLED screen (FHD+) with a 120Hz refresh rate. In fact, Asus has also listed dozens of games that support 120Hz refresh rates, ranging from Alto’s Odyssey and Dead Trigger 2, to Hitman Go and Minecraft.
European users can grab the standard model via the Asus eShop from September 4, with orders shipping from the “end of September.” The standard variant will set you back €899 (~$990), which is a little pricier than the original ROG Phone which retailed for around €799.
Europe is also getting the Asus ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition (due in Q4 2019), which differs from the standard model by offering 1TB of UFS 3.0 storage (double the usual allotment), and Category 20 download speeds of up to 2Gbps. You’re also getting a Matte Black color scheme by opting for the Ultimate Edition.
Other than these changes, you’re getting the same Asus ROG Phone 2 experience as the standard model. Expect to pay 1,199 euros for this edition of the gaming-focused phone.
Asus is also bringing its latest gaming phone to India, confirming a September 23 launch date for the device. We don’t have pricing just yet, but the teaser image (seen above) shows that Flipkart will be a participating retailer.
There’s no word if the ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition will be coming to the market, but the teaser picture mentions an “ultimate weapon.” So there’s still hope if you really must have this variant.
We’ll be updating this article with more availability and pricing details as Asus launches the ROG Phone 2 in more markets.