Asus ROG Phone 2 is all set to be launched on July 23 in China. It is to be noted that smartphone maker has itself confirmed the official launch date of ROG Phone 2 via a post on Weibo. The ROG Phone 2 will be launched in collaboration with Tencent Games at 10.30 am (IST).
The successor of ROG Phone, the ROG Phone 2 is a gaming smartphone and is expected to bring major changes as compared to its predecessor. According to the media reports, the smartphone is tipped to feature a 120Hz display and it will become the first smartphone to debut with 120Hz AMOLED display.
The ROG Phone 2 was initially rumoured to debut at Computex 2019. The second generation device is already tipped to support 30W fast charging. Importantly, the previous model also supported 30W fast charging. Like its predecessor, the gaming smartphone is expected to sport RGB lighting support and active cooling accessories.
Asus is further expected to include software features to enhance the gaming experience. It is also reported that the smartphone is likely to feature dual or triple camera setup with support for 4K video recording at 60 frames per second.
In the India market, the ROG Phone 2 is likely to compete against Black Shark 2 and Nubia Red Magic 2, which feature gamer-centric features.
Nubia Red Magic 3
Nubia Red Magic 3 has 90Hz refresh rate display and the Snapdragon 855 processor.
The Nubia Red Magic 3 comes with slight bezels on the top and bottom of the display, a single rear camera setup, and an almost similar back panel design as the Red Magic Mars.
The high-end gaming phone runs Android 9 Pie and sports a 6.65-inch FHD+ (1080x2340 pixels) HDR AMOLED display.
The dual-SIM smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor paired with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.
The Nubia Red Magic 3 is equipped with a 48-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and a selfie camera of 16-megapixel at the front along with f/2.0 aperture.
It has a big 5,000mAh battery with the support of 27W fast charging technology.
Other features the Nubia Red Magic 3 include front-facing stereo speakers, DTS:X, 3D sound technologies and liquid cooling support.
The Nubia Red Magic 3 comes in two variants i.e. 8GB RAM + 128GB and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage.
The Red Magic 3 starts at Rs 35,999 for the base variant with 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. On the other hand, the top variant with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage costs Rs 46,999.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
The Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SOC, paired with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 12GB RAM.
The smartphone, which has dual-SIM (Nano), features 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) AMOLED display along with TrueView Display support, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 403ppi of pixel density.
The Black Shark 2 comes with a touch response rate of 240Hz and it will be offered in Shadow Black and Frozen Silver colour options.
The Black Shark 2, which comes as the successor to last year's Black Shark, sports a dual rear camera setup that comprises a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens.
The smartphone comes with a 20-megapixel selfie camera at the front that has an f/2.0 lens on top.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 also has VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port.
As far as sensors are concerned, the phone has accelerometer, ambient light and a gyroscope.
It packs a 4,000mAh battery and measures 163.61x75.01x8.77mm.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model is priced at Rs 39,999 and its 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model comes with a price tag of Rs 49,999.