ROG Gaming Smartphone

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    ROG Phone: Performance, Cooling, and Audio
    Release October 22nd...
    ASUS North America
    Published on Oct 12, 2018
    ROG Phone is based on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 SoC, whose eight Kryo CPU cores and Adreno 630 graphics have ample horsepower for the latest games. Rather than taking the standard processor, we worked the company to get a binned version selected specifically for its ability to run at faster frequencies. Exclusive to the ROG Phone, this special chip clocks up to 2.96GHz, nearly 200MHz higher than stock, making it Qualcomm’s fastest-ever mobile platform!
    For more information head over to: http://us.rog.gg/awbtOj


    Experience ROG Phone Gaming
    ASUS North America
    Published on Oct 11, 2018
    ROG Phone drops you intro the fray and makes you feel like you're really there.
    For more information head over to: http://us.rog.gg/awbtOj
     
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    The ASUS ROG Phone is here! - RM 3,499 for awesome mobile gaming experience!
    goldfries
    Published on Oct 22, 2018
    The ROG Phone impressed me, really super awesome work from ASUS. It's not just a phone, it's actually a gaming gear with much thought put into the design. Check out the product page at https://www.asus.com/Phone/ROG-Phone/
     
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    Given that it’s Asus, I’d be surprised if the phone is still working by the time a payment plan is completed.
     
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    ASUS ROG Phone: Overkill Is Underrated - Part 1
    MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
    Premiered Oct 27, 2018
    [ASUS ROG PHONE REVIEW PART 1]

    As smartphone designs creep ever closer to total iPhone-like homogenization, any manufacturer that bucks the trend is one that makes me sit up and take notice. So when ASUS announced its crazy ROG Phone at Computex in June, I knew I'd be falling over myself to cover it come release. And that day has finally come.

    It's not so much the spec upgrades, like the slightly-speedier Snapdragon processor, that have me stoked for the ROG Phone. It's the fact that ASUS built it for a specific application – gaming – and didn't even think about compromising that vision in pursuit of mass appeal. One look the heavily stylized casing design, replete with copper cooling vents, ultrasonic triggers and a glowing Aura logo, tells you all you need to know about why the ROG Phone exists. That's before you even connect the AeroActive clip-on fan, just one accessory of an entire ecosystem made to guarantee the ROG Phone gives you a mobile gaming experience like no other.

    I'll have to use that whole ecosystem before I decide whether the ROG Phone is worth its base price of $899 (especially in light of the fact that its closest competition is $100 cheaper) ... but my early impressions are strong enough that I'm positively giddy about getting the chance to try. Check out Part 1 of my ASUS ROG Phone Review above, and be sure you're so you don't miss Part 2 coming in a few weeks!
     
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    ASUS ROG Phone II launches globally with the Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12GB RAM, up to 1TB UFS 3.0 storage, and a massive 6000mAh battery
    September 4, 2019 8:00am Adam Conway
    https://www.xda-developers.com/asus-rog-phone-ii-global-launch/

    "ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition
    ASUS has also announced the Ultimate Edition of the ASUS ROG Phone II, which features faster LTE download speeds, a new design, and 1TB of UFS 3.0 storage. It’s a Matte Black finish as well, while the regular device has a glossy back.

    ASUS ROG Phone II Pricing
    The ASUS ROG Phone II “Elite Version” (the regular one) will be available globally at the end of September, while the Ultimate Edition will be available sometime in October via the ASUS e-Shop. The Elite Version will MSRP at €899, while the Ultimate Edition will MSRP at €1,119.
    ASUS partners with Blazing Games Inc., Capcom, Gameloft, and MADFINGER Games
    Smartphone companies partnering with gaming companies seem to be all the rage in the last few months, with device makers such as Honor partnering with Epic Games to deliver exclusive in-game items. ASUS has taken the same approach with some other companies, offering exclusives in-game should you pick up the ROG Phone II.

    Blazing Games Inc.
    Blazing Games Inc. is a Japanese company that expects to be launching an RPG optimized for the ASUS ROG Phone II and its TwinView Dock II, Dual Surrounding Vibration and Aura RGB lighting. All ROG Phone users will also get exclusive in-game content from launch, as well as exclusive early access to a Closed Beta Test.

    Capcom
    From September 12th, ROG Phone II users can enjoy the Closed Beta Test of ROCKMAN X DiVE, the company’s first mobile game. ROCKMAN X DiVE will include an exclusive custom weapon and also optimizations for the ROG Kunai Gamepad and 120Hz display.

    Gameloft
    Asphalt 9: Legends by Gameloft will be pre-installed on every ROG Phone II, which will have a number of device-specific optimizations and an in-game exclusive car. It also has full support for the TwinView Dock II and Dual Surrounding Vibration.

    MADFINGER Games
    MADFINGER Games developer Shadowgun Legends, which will be optimized for ROG Phone II, TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad, and Dual Surrounding Vibration. All ROG Phone users will get access to exclusive customized suits and weapons."

    ASUS publishes a list of games that support the ROG Phone II’s 120Hz display
    September 10, 2019 1:52pm Mishaal Rahman
    https://www.xda-developers.com/asus-rog-phone-ii-120hz-display-game-list/
    List will likely grow over time, check out the website and other resources too:
    List of games supporting over 60fps on the ROG Phone II
    1. 1945 Air Forces – 120fps
    2. Ace Force: Joint Combat – 120fps
    3. Airline Commander – a real flight experience – 120fps
    4. Alto’s Adventure – 120fps
    5. Alto’s Oddysey – 120fps
    6. Armajet – 120fps
    7. Assassins Creed Rebellion – 120fps
    8. Auto Chess – 120fps
    9. Badland Brawl – 120fps
    10. Ballz – 120fps
    11. Ballz Bounce Puzzle – 120fps
    12. Batman: The Enemy Within – 120fps
    13. Battlelands Royale – 120fps
    14. Bendy in Nightmare Run – 120fps
    15. Blade Bound: Hack and Slash of Darkness Action RPG – 120fps
    16. Bleach Brave Souls – 120fps
    17. Boggle With Friends: Word Game – 120fps
    18. Bombastic Brothers – 120fps
    19. Breakneck – 120fps
    20. Bullet Force – 120fps
    21. Bullet League – 120fps
    22. Card Thief – 120fps
    23. CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars – 120fps
    24. Chameleon Run – 120fps
    25. Chicken Jump – 120fps
    26. Chilly Snow – 120fps
    27. Cover Fire – 120fps
    28. CSR Racing 2 – 120fps
    29. DARIUSBURST -SP- – 120fps
    30. Dead Target – Offline Zombie Shooter – 120fps
    31. Dead Trigger 2 – 120fps
    32. Deer Hunter 2018 – 120fps
    33. Deus Ex Go – 120fps
    34. Dokdo – 120fps
    35. Don’t Starve – 120fps
    36. Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked – 120fps
    37. Dub Dash – 120fps
    38. Durango: Wild lands – 120fps
    39. Epic Battle Simulator – 120fps
    40. Epic Battle Simulator 2 – 120fps
    41. Eternium – 120fps
    42. Falling Ballz – 120fps
    43. Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition – 120fps
    44. Flaming Core – 120fps
    45. Frag Pro Shooter – 120fps
    46. FZ9 Timeshift – 120fps
    47. Gear.Club – True Racing – 120fps
    48. Golf Clash – 120fps
    49. Golf Star – 120fps
    50. Grimvalor – 120fps
    51. Groove Coaster 2 – 120fps
    52. Grow Kingdom – 120fps
    53. Heart Star – 65fps
    54. Hill Climb 2 – 120fps
    55. Hitman Go – 120fps
    56. Injustice 2 – 120fps
    57. Into the Dead – 120fps
    58. King Of Sails : Royal Navy – 120fps
    59. Lara Croft Go – 120fps
    60. Lara Croft: Relic Run – 120fps
    61. Legendary: Game of Heroes – 120fps
    62. Lemmings – Puzzle Adventure – 120fps
    63. Man or Vampire – 120fps
    64. Marvel Contest of Champions – 120fps
    65. MaskGun Multiplayer FPS – 120fps
    66. Minecraft – 120fps
    67. Mini DAYZ: Zombie Survival – 120fps
    68. Mini Metro – 120fps
    69. Modern OPS – 120fps
    70. Mortal Kombat – 120fps
    71. Nonstop Knight 2 – 120fps
    72. Oddmar – 120fps
    73. OK Golf – 120fps
    74. Pac-Man – 120fps
    75. Pac-Man 256 – 120fps
    76. PAC-MAN Pop – 120fps
    77. Payback 2 – The Battle Sandbox – 120fps
    78. Perfect Slices – 120fps
    79. Pinout – 70fps
    80. Pixel Gun 3D – 120fps
    81. Plague Inc – 120fps
    82. Pumped BMX 3 – 120fps
    83. Rayman Adventures – 120fps
    84. Real Racing 3 – 120fps
    85. Rebel Inc – 120fps
    86. Riptide GP: Renegade – 120fps
    87. Robot Warfare – 100fps
    88. Rocket Sky – 120fps
    89. Rope Hero – 120fps
    90. Sandballs – 120fps
    91. Shadow Fight 2 – 120fps
    92. Shadow Fight 3 – 120fps
    93. Shadowgun: Legends – 120fps
    94. Shadowmatic – 120fps
    95. Shining Force Classics – 120fps
    96. SimCity BuildIt – 70fps
    97. Skullgirls – 120fps
    98. Sky Force Reloaded – 120fps
    99. Sonic Dash – 120fps
    100. Sonic Dash 2 – 120fps
    101. Sonic the Hedgehog Classic – 120fps
    102. Soul Knight – 120fps
    103. Space Armada: Galaxy Wars – 120fps
    104. Space Commander – 120fps
    105. Space Jet: Space ships galaxy game – 120fps
    106. Star Forces: Space Shooter – 70fps
    107. Stick War: Legacy – 120fps
    108. Streets of Rage 2 Classic – 120fps
    109. Subdivision Infinity – 120fps
    110. Subway Surfers – 120fps
    111. Summoners War – 120fps
    112. Super Samurai Rampage – 120fps
    113. Temple Run 2 – 120fps
    114. The Walking Dead: Road to Survival – 120fps
    115. Tiny Room Stories: Town Mystery – 120fps
    116. Toon Blast – 120fps
    117. Traffic Rider – 120fps
    118. Trials Frontier – 120fps
    119. UNKILLED – Zombie FPS Shooting – 120fps
    120. Vainglory – 120fps
    121. Vendetta Online – 120fps
    122. Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf – 120fps
    123. Wonder Tactics – 120fps
    124. WWE: Champions 2019 – 120fps
    125. Zen Pinball – 100fps

    Since there seems to be a lot of interest in this phone - AMA about the ASUS ROG Phone II!
    Submitted 2 days ago by MishaalRahman XDA-Developers Editor
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/d1bfjh/since_there_seems_to_be_a_lot_of_interest_in_this/

    This ROG Phone II battery is just silly good. I knew 6000mAh would be great but... I just passed 4 hours of heavy SOT and still have more than 50% left. That's just hilarious. Battery champ 2019 no doubt.
    Submitted 3 days ago by Scotty69Olson Note 9
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/d148jo/this_rog_phone_ii_battery_is_just_silly_good_i/
    https://twitter.com/MKBHD/status/1170443422437728256?s=09

    Asus ROG Phone II - gotta get the "special reviewers" package / case Asus with all the options sent Linus. :)
    ROG Phone II Reviewers Bundle + Case 2019.jpg

    Joker Doesn't Dream of Harlequin Senpai 1 hour ago
    Bad unboxing and phone review, but the phone is good

    ROG Phone II - The Final Version is HERE! (Classic Unboxing)
    Linus Tech Tips
    Published on Sep 6, 2019
    We got our hands on the FINAL retail version of ASUS' ROG Phone II, and it looks pretty sweet!
    Check out the ROG Phone II on ASUS's website: https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Phone/ROG-...
    Discuss on the forum: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/...


    The 1st generation ROG Phone is on their eshop with discounts on many of the accessories - not sure if they are compatible with the new ROG Phone II:
    https://store.asus.com/us/item/201810AM040000002/rogphone-ROG-Gaming-phone-ZS600KL-S845-8G128G---6”-FHD+---Snapdragon-845---8GB-RAM---128GB-Storage---LTE-Unlocked-Dual-SIM-Cell-Phone

    Amazon has the 1st generation ROG Phone for $200 discount, $699:

    ASUS ZS600KL-S845-8G128G ROG Gaming Smartphone 6" FHD+ 2160x1080 90Hz Display - Qualcomm SD 845 - 8GB RAM/128GB Storage - LTE Unlocked Dual SIM (GSM Only), Black
    https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ZS600KL-S845-8G128G-Smartphone-2160x1080-Display/dp/B07GS272K7
     
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    The Most Powerful Smartphone In The World
    Unbox Therapy
    6,935,388 views
    Published on Jul 27, 2019
    The Asus ROG Phone 2 is a very powerful smartphone. It's packing overclocked components and an incredible accessory list. The ROG Phone 2 is a gaming phone but should be considered by smartphone enthusiasts in general.


    ASUS ROG Phone 2 - ULTRA Fast!
    Dave Lee
    Published on Jul 22, 2019
    The Asus ROG Phone 2 is the fastest phone right now. Rivals Galaxy Note 10 and beats OnePlus 7 Pro / Galaxy S10. With a Snapdragon 855+ and a 120Hz AMOLED display this phone is a beast.


    ASUS ROG Phone II Unboxing (With Gaming Accessories!)

    GSMDome
    Published on Sep 11, 2019


    Asus ROG Phone II im 3DMark Benchmark-Test
    teltarif.de
    Published on Sep 5, 2019
    Asus has introduced the successor to the Rog Phone. The Rog Phone II is a Snapdragon 855 Plus CPU gaming machine with 120 Hz display.
    More information about Asus ROG Phone II:

    Asus ROG Phone II in the first speed test
    https://www.teltarif.de/asus-rog-phone-ii-3d-mark-speed-test/news/77921.html

    Asus Rog Phone II: Power phone for gamers and dwellers
    https://www.teltarif.de/asus-rog-phone-2-gaming-display-cpu/news/77370.html

    Technical data:
    https://www.teltarif.de/smartphone/asus/rog-phone-2/
     
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    First, Amazon has started carrying the ROG 2, but without Warranty [USA]. It's much less expensive than I expected at $649.99, but I wouldn't buy it without a Warranty. The first ROG Phone had screen problems - cracks under the screen - and although I doubt that will carry over to this generation I can't imagine there won't be some problems that will need warranty repairs, which can get really expensive quickly without a warranty, so I'll keep looking - at least for a warranty in the USA:

    Question:It says no warranty? But in package there is warranty card. I am confused.
    Answer: Hello, if there is a problem with the phone, we do not provide warranty service in your country, but you can send it back to us, we provide warranty in our country By Boxing electronic global store SELLER on September 14, 2019

    Also 8GB right now, 12GB later?

    Question: is 8 or 12gb of ram?
    Answer: It is 8gb RAM,but we will launch 12gb RAM in the near future. If you want 12gb RAM, you can follow our store, thank you for your question, I am very happy to answer your questions. By Boxing electronic global store SELLER on September 8, 2019

    ASUS ROG Phone 2 (ZS660KL) Smartphone 8GB RAM 128GB ROM Snapdragon 855 Plus 6000 mAh NFC Android 9.0 - No Warranty
    https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ZS660KL-Smartphone-Snapdragon-Android/dp/B07X1WL39V

    Marques checks out the new ROG 2 Gaming Phone...

    Asus ROG Phone 2 Review: The Spec King!
    Marques Brownlee
    Published on Sep 13, 2019
    ROG Phone II has a world class spec sheet. But how does that translate into real life?


    How To Set Up World's Fastest 120Hz Display - ROG Phone II | ROG
    ROG Global
    Published on Sep 12, 2019
    ROG Phone II features an unbeatable AMOLED display with the world's fastest 120Hz/1ms refresh rate. Let's follow Anders and get to know more about how to set the display to 120Hz and how this can transform everything from navigating the system to the butter smooth game play!


    ROG Phone 2 Asus Senior Director Brian Tong (Not that Brian Tong) answers questions...

    ASUS ROG PHONE 2: What’s Under the Hood?
    TechTheLead
    Published on Sep 12, 2019
    What does Snapdragon 855 Plus mean for the gamer? How much can the Aero Active Cooler actually cool the ROG Phone 2? Will 120Hz refresh rate work for every downloaded game? ASUS answers our burning questions!
     
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    hello good people of this forum. i was just wondering how are the display, camera, speakers, and cooling of this tencent version?? are they different or the same with the international version??
    thanks!:)

    p.s sorry for my english..
     
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