ROG Phone II
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|First released||September 2019|
|Dimensions||171 × 77.6 × 9.5 mm (6.73 × 3.06 × 0.37 in)|
|Mass||240 g (8.47 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 "Pie"|
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)|
|GPU||Adreno 640 (700 MHz)|
|Memory||12 GB RAM|
|Storage||256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB UFS 3.0|
|Data inputs||Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, hall-effect sensor, barometer|
|Display||6.59-inch (167.4 mm) 1080×2340 FHD+ 120 Hz AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Rear camera||48 MP, f/1.8, 26 mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8 µm, PDAF, Laser AF
13 MP, f/2.4, 11 mm (ultrawide) Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS (except @240/480fps)
|Front camera||24 MP, f/2.2
Features Panorama, HDRVideo 1080p@30fps
|Sound||Loudspeaker with stereo speakers, 3.5 mm headphone jack
24-bit/192kHz audio Active noise cancellation with dedicated micsDTS Headphone X
|Connectivity||WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD GPS, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSSNFC, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector
|Other||Fast battery charging 30 W (Quick Charge 4.0) Power bank/Reverse charging 10 W|
The ROG Phone II is an Android gaming smartphone made by Asus as the second generation of ROG smartphone series following the first generation ROG Phone. The ROG Phone II was announced in July 2019 and competes with the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro and ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3s.
The ROG Phone II's overall design is similar to its predecessor, using a metal chassis and a glass backplate. It retains the RGB-illuminated logo on the back of the device which can be user-customized to show different colors. The fingerprint sensor is no longer located on the back, as an under-display optical sensor is used instead. Two LED modules are located next to the camera, one of which acts as a flash. The other LED works with light guides built inside the optional Lighting Armour case. The front features front-facing stereo speakers on either side of the display, The screen has a refresh rate of 120Hz compared to the 90Hz refresh rate of the original ROG Phone. The display itself is a 6.59-inch 1080p AMOLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and supports DCI-P3 and HDR10 with 240 Hz touch sensing. The device uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC and speed-binned Adreno 640 GPU, paired with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of non-expandable UFS 3.0 storage. Power is provided by a 6000 mAh cell, and 30 W fast charging is supported along with 10 W reverse charging. Signature features such as the 'vapor-chamber' cooling technology and custom double USB-C port have also been carried over. The ultrasonic 'air triggers' have been improved as well, with faster haptic feedback. Gaming accessories are also available including AeroActive Cooler II, ROG Kunai Gamepad and Twinview Dock II.
A dual camera system is used, with a primary sensor and an ultrawide sensor. The main lens has a new Quad-Bayer 48 MP unit, while the ultrawide lens has a 13 MP unit. Neither of the lenses has OIS, but the main lens has PDAF and Laser AF. Users can select Night mode and Pro mode as well. The rear cameras are capable of shooting 4K video at 30 or 60 fps in addition to 1080p at 30, 60 or 240 fps and slow-motion 720p at 480 fps. Gyro-EIS augments video, but it is not supported if 240 fps or 480 fps is used. The front camera has a 24 MP sensor which can record 1080p video at 30 fps.
The ROG Phone II uses ROG UI, a modified Asus skin based on Android 9.0 "Pie", but their more mainstream ZenUI 6 can be used instead if users prefer a more casual experience. ASUS Armoury Crate is an additional feature which gives users advanced control over the hardware and software. Additional UIs include Game Genie and X mode.
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