09 March 2020
UPDATE (December 27th, 2019):
After a month of starting registrations, Asus has made ROG Phone 2 Android 10 beta available. It is based on Zen UI 6 and also brings December 2019 security patch. It has even released update files for manual installation which can be used by any user of the phone. The only thing to keep in mind is that it is a beta build which means there are good chances of running into performance issues and bugs. If you are not comfortable with the same, you should wait until the stable version is released.
Original (November 11th, 2019)
Asus has opened Android 10 beta registrations for ROG Phone 2. It is the third smartphone after the Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 6Z aka Asus 6Z to be in line for the latest Android version update. The beta version will be released in the form of Asus' custom skin Zen UI updated to the newest iteration.
The beta program is open for ROG Phone 2 (ZS660KL) which is the international model with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. It means you will need to have this particular model if you wish to apply. As per the official post, the beta team will prefer users who are active members of the ZentTalk forum. They will also have to share details like the device's IMEI number, Serial Number (SN), and current firmware number. This information will help the team in rolling out the beta version if they select you. It has also been mentioned that English will be the communication language for sharing feedback.
The official forum post mentions that selected beta testers will be expected to download and install all the beta releases and provide regular feedback in the correct format. They will also have to maintain the confidentiality of the program which means no sharing of information outside the beta group. If you are interested, you can submit your application using a forum that will remain live as long as Asus will keep accepting applications.
77.6 x 170.99 x 9.78 mm
6.59 inches - 2340x1080 px
- 6.59-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10, DCI-P3 color gamut support
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor
- 8GB and 12GB of RAM
- 128GB and 512GB of onboard storage
- 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle secondary sensor
- 24-megapixel front camera
- 6,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support
- ROG UI based on Android 9 Pie (pre-installed software version)