ASUS ROG Phone II is here: Italian prices and availability of the "best gaming phone ever"

by Kelvin

BERLIN, Germany, 4 September 2019 – ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today presented ROG Phone II, the exciting successor to the revolutionary ROG Phone, in a dual variant Elite version is Ultimate Edition.

ROG Phone II is based on the innovative design centered on the gaming experience characteristic of the first generation of ROG Phone, bringing, however, performance to an epic level with the implementation – announced for the first time – of the processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform, which presents one clock speed up to 2.96GHz. High graphic quality thanks to the new Qualcomm® Adreno ™ 640 GPU, for a professional level gaming experience, and 3D steam chamber cooling system GameCool II, able to guarantee maximum performance even longer.


ROG Phone II also presents the only 6.59 "AMOLED display in the world with 120Hz / 1ms, technology 10-bit HDR, Delta-E for the highest color fidelity, e latency at the touch of only 49ms, for a truly amazing visual experience.

The infinite battery from 6000mAh, along with the innovative side-loading design and the 30W HyperCharge ROG power adapter, enable safe and ultra-fast charging as well as non-stop game marathons.

ROG Phone II is designed from the ground up to guarantee an absolutely addictive game situation, with its exclusive landscape mode design that incorporates renewed AirTrigger II ultrasonic sensors, dual surround vibration system and powerful frontal stereo speakers. The range of accessories has also been renewed, such as the TwinView Dock II which – with its additional screen – offers an immersive gaming experience, and the modular ROG Kunai gamepad, which allows ROG Phone II to be transformed into a true console for game.

The novelty: ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition

Announced in absolute preview in Berlin, the new ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition presents a new exclusive finish and updated specifications. The discreet Matte Black coloring gives the device a unique personality, with the distinctive decorated texture on the back cover that can add emphasis. ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition is also exclusive in terms of technical specifications: lo 1 TB UFS 3.0 storage and the 4G LTE Cat. 20 modem make this device fluid and fast, even in downloads. Unmatched configuration, together with an exclusive design and powerful storage performance, gives users the best integration between design and technology.

Unmatched performance

ROG Phone II offers unparalleled performance from any point of view, without compromise. It is the first gaming smartphone in the world to be powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform processor, Qualcomm® Kryo ™ 485 CPU, clock speeds up to 2.96 GHz and 12 GB of RAM for total gaming power. The revamped Adreno 640 GPU – 15% faster than the previous Snapdragon 855 processor – offers faster display throughput and greater energy efficiency, allowing ROG Phone II to deliver high quality graphics effortlessly. The Snapdragon 855 Plus processor incorporates Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ Elite Gaming technology, which offers players a complete arsenal of competitive features optimized for game titles.

To guarantee high and constant performance, ROG Phone II presents the second generation GameCool II cooling system with a newly designed 3D steam chamber, even more effective in dissipating the heat of the device. There is also the AeroActive Cooler, the renewed fan able to deliver a greater flow of air inside the ROG Aerodynamic System, perfectly adapting itself to the ROG Phone Aero case, offered included in the box. The AeroActive Cooler II is now even more silent, with a noise level of only 24dBA – a value 4 times lower than the previous generation.

And it doesn't end there: UFS 3.0 high capacity storage up to 1TB offers ultra-fast data storage while connectivity is supercharged with 4G LTE Cat 18 download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps in the Elite Version and Cat.20 variant up to 2 Gbps in the case of ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition; the fully integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® subsystem offers extraordinary results – with speeds similar to those in Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology. Players who want amazing performances need look no further than ROG Phone II.

Maximum visual quality

ROG Phone II brings the graphic element of the game titles to a higher level with the world's first AMOLED display with 120Hz / 1ms refresh rate and 10-bit HDR technology, a magnificent 6.59-inch display that offers maximum fluidity of play and entertainment, without blurring effect.

Exceptional color fidelity – with a Delta-E of less than 1 – ensures that the games look the same as expected by the developer, while the first latency at the touch of 49 ms offers immediate responsiveness for competitive advantage. This state-of-the-art display is protected by super-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6.

Fun without interruption

The gigantic 6000 mAh battery of ROG Phone II offers non-stop gaming power at any time. The ROG HyperCharge direct charging technology – which moves the charging circuits from the phone into the special 30 W charger – gives ROG Phone II shorter and safer recharge times (up to 66% recharge in just 58 minutes) . Support for the PD recharge protocol allows all ROG Phone II users to easily load their smartphone with any USB Type-C ™ (USB-C ™) charger or conveniently load other devices with their ROG Phone II.

Immersive gaming experience

ROG Phone II is designed from the ground up for battle, with its state-of-the-art ergonomic design for use in landscape mode. The AirTrigger II renewals provide extra precise ultrasonic touch controls with a vibration latency of only 20 ms. These sensors also now support touch and scroll movements: the optimized feedback for a console-like button feel and Dual Surround vibration provide a powerful 3D Force-Feedback (FFB) system for totally addictive gameplay. The unique side-mounted USB-C ™ charging port and 3.5mm audio jack allow users to keep their phone charged and their headphones plugged in without limiting their style during long gaming sessions. And it does not end here: the dual front speakers are positioned at the top and bottom of the phone for perfect stereo sound in landscape mode, while the innovative multi-antenna Wi-Fi technology is designed to offer maximum performance even in landscape.

The all-new TwinView Dock II offers an authentic dual-screen gaming experience, with an additional 6.59-inch AMOLED FHD + (2340 Ă— 1080) screen, ideal for live-streaming, gameplay or split-screen group chats in two. This accessory is now lighter and better balanced, with a new cooling system with turbocharger and an additional 5000 mAh high capacity battery. The ROG Kunai gamepad can also be used to add complete physical controls and create a complete standalone dual screen game system.

To get the maximum gaming experience, ROG Phone II can be upgraded with a unique range of accessories. The existing ROG WiGig® Display Dock Plus and the Mobile Desktop Dock are both supported, while there is a new modular ROG Kunai gamepad that provides console-like physical gamepad controls. The ROG Kunai gamepad consists of three components: the ROG Kunai Bumper, the ROG Kunai controllers and the ROG Kunai Gamepad. The Kunai Controlers can be connected to the Kunai Holder divided into two parts to create a standalone gamepad or combined with the Kunai Bumper to add physical gamepad controls to the same ROG Phone II. ROG Phone II also supports Qualcomm® aptX ™ technology, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive for high-quality low-latency audio via Bluetooth connection.

First level collaborations

With the aim of improving the mobile gaming experience for the owners of the revolutionary ROG Phone device series, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced today that it has partnered with the world's leading game developers such as Blazing Games Inc., Capcom®, Gameloft, MADFINGER Games and Pixelbite. Benefits include exclusive gaming content for ROG Phone and ROG Phone II and game title optimization to take advantage of the unique capabilities of ROG Phone II and its hardware ecosystem.

Blazing Games Inc.

The Japanese game manufacturer will launch Project Vega in the first half of 2020. The company will launch a role-playing game (RPG) optimized for ROG Phone II and TwinView Dock II, with support for Dual Surround vibration and the Aura RGB system. All ROG Phone users will also receive exclusive game content from the launch, as well as exclusive early access to the Closed Beta Test phase.


From today, ROG Phone users can enjoy the ROCKMAN X DiVE Closed Beta Test, the company's first smartphone game. ROCKMAN X DiVE will include an exclusive custom weapon for ROG Phone users, while ROG Phone II users will also enjoy optimization for the ROG Kunai gamepad and 120Hz display.


Asphalt 9: Legends, Gameloft's most downloaded and award-winning mobile racing game, will be preloaded on ROG Phone II with an optimized version of the game taking full advantage of TwinView Dock II and Dual Surround vibration. The game is also optimized for the previous generation of ROG Phone. A true Porsche 911 took the stage during the announcement, with a custom ROG decal, and all ROG Phone users will be able to unlock this fantastic car in its special livery for free as an exclusive reward.


Winner of the Google Play Award 2019, Shadowgun Legends will be optimized for ROG Phone II, TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad and Dual Surround vibration. All ROG Phone users will have access to exclusive customizations and weapons.

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