ASUS ROG Phone II gets bumped up a notch with the ‘Ultimate Edition’


Some of you might recall that back in July, ASUS announced their second attempt at a gaming phone in the form of the ASUS ROG Phone II. We are still a bit apprehensive about the “gaming smartphone” category, but based purely on specs and features, there’s a lot to love about the handset.

Turns out, ASUS wasn’t quite done with the phone just yet because at IFA 2019, the company has unveiled the ASUS ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition. The Ultimate Edition of the phone basically sees the original ROG Phone II updated with a new color option in the form of a Matte Black colorway, which is accompanied by a pattern emblazoned on the back.

ASUS has also bumped up the storage of the phone, giving it a 1TB UFS 3.0 ROM and also improved on its LTE connectivity. This comes in the form of a Cat 20 4G LTE which offers download speeds of up to 2Gbps (although your mileage may vary). Other than that, the rest of the phone remains the same.

This includes the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset, the 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, front-facing DTS:X Ultra speakers, vibration motors that provide directional haptic feedback, and also a massive 6,000mAh battery. There is currently no word on pricing or availability just yet, but the larger storage and upgraded LTE could be an indication that it might be more expensive over its non-Ultimate sibling.

Source: ASUS

Tyler Lee
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