12 September 2019
Asus has officially confirmed that the upcoming ROG Phone 2 will be the world's first smartphone to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. It is a new flagship processor from Qualcomm which is essentially an improved version of the existing standard Snapdragon 855 SoC.
The new processor was announced yesterday with a focus on the gaming experience. It means the Asus ROG Phone 2 will be the first gaming smartphone to come with the chipset. This new processor features an overclocked CPU, Kryo cores clocked at 2.96GHz, and Adreno 640 GPU with 15% improved graphics performance.
Additionally, the Asus ROG Phone 2 has appeared in a couple of real-life images revealing a familiar design. The gaming phone's front panel has a bigger top and bottom bezels with no notch or punch-hole camera. This seems to be because of the presence of dual stereo speakers for a better audio output. The selfie camera can be seen on the top right side of the bezel. As for the UI, it is same as the original ROG Phone's user interface.
One of the images further confirms that ROG Phone 2 will offer the freedom to choose the display refresh rate. The maximum possible refresh rate will be 120GHz but it can be reduced to 90Hz and 60Hz depending on one's need or preference. This will allow users to save battery charge when a high refresh rate is not required. The Asus ROG Phone 2 is set to become official on July 23rd in China. We should be hearing more details at the same time.