Asus ROG Phone 2 India launch highlights: Pricing starts at Rs 37,999 for 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage

The highlight of phone is its 120 Hz display and the Snapdragon 855+ chipset that powers it.

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    Asus ROG Phone 2 prices

    8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage - Rs 37,999

    12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage - Rs 59,999

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    ROG Phone 2 accessories prices

    ROG Phone 30 W charger - Rs 1,999

    Aeroactive Cooler II - Rs 3,999

    Profession Dock - Rs 5,499

    Lightening Armour Case - Rs 2,999

    Twin View Dock II - Rs 19,999

    Mobile Desktop Dock - Rs 12,999

    ROG Kunai Gamepad controller - Rs 9,999

  • 13:37 (IST)

    Asus and Flipkart

    The ROG Phone 2 will be a big billion day special product. The phone will start selling from 30 September at 11.00 am. There will also be a 6 month no-cost EMI option for the device.

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    Gameloft and ROG Phone 2 partnership

    Asphalt 9 Legends will have an exclusive Porsche 911 with ROG decals for the ROG Phone 2.

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    Aerocooler 2

    The Aerocooler 2 can lower the phone temperature by up to 5 degrees. It also now makes less noise by up to 5 times claims Asus.

  • 13:31 (IST)

    ROG Kunai hand-held controller

    To give you a console-like experience you can use the new Kunai hand-held controller. It can be attached with TwinView Dock 2.

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    ROG Phone 2 TwinView 2

    The TwinView 2 has a 120 Hz refresh rate support along with a 5,000 mAh external battery to bring the total combined battery to 11,000 mAh. It also has a Turbo Fan cooler.

  • 13:24 (IST)

    ROG Phone 2 software

    The phone will run on Android 9.0 Pie and will have a stock Android UI like the Asus 6Z. The user can also opt for the ROG UI which is optimised for gaming.

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    Networking on the ROG Phone 2

    The phone has 4 Wi-Fi antennas located strategically so that even if your hands cover some of the antennas you will still get high network speeds. Asus says that the ROG Phone 2 has 4.5 times better Wi-Fi capabilities than the Galaxy S10,

  • 13:17 (IST)

    Air Triggers 2 on the ROG Phone 2

    The phone comes with two air triggers and they can be customised in the gaming menu of the device. These air triggers are said to be improved as compared to last year. A sliding touch functionality is also going to be added soon.

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    ROG Phone 2 Audio features

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    Here are the specs of the Asus ROG Phone 2's camera

    The ROG Phone 2 has a 48 MP Sony IMX 586 sensor which uses a quad-bayer technology and f/1.79 aperture. The secondary camera is a wide-angle lens with a 125 degree field of view and the front of the phone has a 24 MP camera.

  • 13:09 (IST)

    ROG Phone battery 

    The ROG Phone 2 has a monster 6,000 mAh battery with 30 W fast charging support. There is also the capability of reverse charging by 10 W. Also with Hypercharge the phone is said to not heat up when charging.

  • 13:06 (IST)

    Delta E less than 1 on ROG Phone 2

    Asus says that the phone will come with display which is deviated by less than 1 percent from the true colours.

  • 13:04 (IST)

    120 Hz supported games in the market

    There are about 125 games which support this high frame rate. PUBG Mobile beta in China was recently seen to bring this 120 Hz refresh rate support.

  • 13:02 (IST)

    Asus ROG Phone 2 display

    The phone has a 1 ms response time on the display and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is 6.50-inch AMOLED panel with a 49 ms touch latency and is covered using a Corning Gorilla Glass 6.0 There is also an in-display fingerprint sensor.

  • 12:57 (IST)

    ROG Phone 2 comes with Gamecool II

    This new cooling technology from Asus comes with a 3D Vapor Cooling chamber. Above that there is a heat dissapation plate and also a heat transfer vent as well. Apart from that the phone also comes with an external fan called the Aeroactive cooler which can be attached via the phone's proprietary port.

  • 12:55 (IST)

    ROG Phone 2 and benchmarks

    Asus' ROG Phone 2 beats other flagships on AnTuTu and 3D Mark benchmarking platforms. The phone comes with the Snapdragon 855 Plus which is the first for the Indian market.

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    Asus and esports

    The Taiwanese giant will be sponsoring the mobile esports tournament ESL One this year.

  • 12:52 (IST)

    Asus ROG Phone 2 beats flagship phones in the market

    Asus says that the ROG Phone 2 is superior to other flagships in terms of performance, battery and display.

  • 12:45 (IST)

    The Indian edition of the ROG Phone 2 has been revealed

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    ROG is the biggest gaming brand in India and also globally says Asus

  • 12:39 (IST)

    We have officially begun with the Asus event!

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    Still waiting on Asus

    We are now 5 minutes past the scheduled launch time. The live stream should start in a couple of minutes.

  • 12:30 (IST)

    The event is about to begin in just a moment

    We are waiting on Asus to start its live stream. 

  • 12:22 (IST)

    The ROG Phone 2 price in Europe

    Starting at a price of €1,119 (Rs 87,458) it maxes out with a storage capacity of 1 TB which is double the amount from the base version of the gaming smartphone.

  • 12:13 (IST)

    Asus ROG Phone 2 optics

    The ROG Phone 2 is also hopping on the 48 MP camera trend. It sports a dual rear camera setup that includes 48 MP and 13 MP sensors. For selfie, it will feature a 24 MP camera. 

  • 12:02 (IST)

    Asus ROG Phone 2 highlights:

    Besides the 10-bit panel, the highlight of the ROG Phone 2 is also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset that powers it. The smartphone will also comes with 12 GB RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.0 storage. It will be fuelled by a massive 6,000 mAh battery with 25 W charging support.

  • 11:52 (IST)

    Asus ROG Phone 2 Accessories Overview

    At the time of the China and US launch, along with the ROG Phone 2, Asus also released several accessories including the AeroActive Cooler II, Aero Case, TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad and Mobile Desktop Dock. Hopefully the same will also be launched in India today. Here's an overview of how these accessories work with the ROG Phone 2:

  • 11:47 (IST)

    Asus ROG Phone 2 first impressions

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    World's first 10-bit panel

    Asus ROG Phone 2 sports the world's first true 10-bit panel. Most smartphone panels are 8-bit panels, which means, they can display 16.7 million colours. With a 10-bit panel, however, the ROG Phone 2 can display over 1.07 billion colours.

  • 10:23 (IST)

    Welcome to the liveblog for the Asus ROG Phone 2 launch in India

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The Asus ROG Phone 2 has been announced in India starting at Rs 37,999 for the 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant. Additionally a 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage variant will launch soon for a price of Rs 59,999. The sale of the device begins at 12.00 am on 30 September exclusively on Flipkart/

The highlight of the ROG Phone 2 is its 120 Hz display which Asus claims is a true 10-bit panel (more on that later), and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset that powers it. The smartphone also comes with 12 GB RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.0 storage. It is fuelled by a massive 6,000 mAh battery with 25 W charging support.

Most smartphone panels are 8-bit panels, i.e., they can display 16.7 mn colours. A 10-bit panel means that the ROG Phone 2 can display over 1.07 billion colours.

Asus ROG Phone 2 India launch highlights: Pricing starts at Rs 37,999 for 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage

ROG Phone 2 features a vapour cooling chamber to keep the device from heating up.

Asus ROG Phone 2 specifications

Recalling the specifications of Asus ROG phone 2 as per the China and US launch, it will be powered by Snapdragon 855+ processor, 12 GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The smartphone also features vapour chamber cooling for maintaining the device's temperature.

The ROG Phone 2 also sports a 120-Hz 6.59-inch FHD+ display with a 2,340 x 1,080 pixels resolution. The phone does not have any notch and features bezels on the top and bottom which house the dual-speaker unit. On the ROG Phone 2, the touchscreen sampling rate has also been increased to 240 Hz, giving the phone a touch latency of just 49 ms, says Asus.

On the camera front, the smartphone has a dual rear camera setup that includes 48 MP and 13 MP sensors. On the front, there is a 24 MP camera for selfies. ROG Phone 2 also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.




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