The ROG Phone 2 has officially been unveiled, after much speculation, and it’s now being referred to as the most specced-out smartphone on the market. And why wouldn’t it be? You’re getting the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus, with a taller 120Hz/1ms AMOLED screen, a humongous 6,000mAh battery, and a lot more. I view it as a premium flagship, which has everything one would desire from a premium device, but with gaming aesthetics and a ton of gaming-centric features.
And well, since ROG Phone 2 is prominently meant for mobile gaming, you all must be wondering what all accessories Asus launched alongside its new smartphone. Look no further as we have listed them out for you right here:
All The Accessories Launched for ROG Phone 2
1. Twin Dock II
First up, Asus has upgraded its original Twin Dock accessory that allows you to slot your ROG Phone into the same and gain an extra display to show additional information. The Twin Dock II changes quite a few things which make this accessory even useful than its predecessor. The ROG Phone 2 is now placed in a bottom cavity, so the Air Triggers and GamePad are accessible at all times, which is great. The Twin Dock II features a second 120Hz/1ms screen up-top and a 5,000mAh battery pack to further extend your gaming sessions.
2. ROG Kunai Gamepad
One of the biggest upgrades comes in the form of the new ROG Kunai Gamepad, which replaces the GameVice controller from last year. It’s no longer just a handheld joystick which attaches to ROG Phone 2 (this one does too via a special case), but it’s closer to Nintendo Joy-Con in design and functionality. These can be used independently as well.
3. Aeroactive Cooler II
The clip-on cooler fan was one of the most essential accessories to launch alongside the original ROG Phone as the device became pretty hot sometimes. Well, the clip-on fan is here to stay under the Aeroactive Cooler II moniker and brings some important changes. It’s now slimmer and 4 times quieter than the previous-gen cooler. It also directs the air output towards the ROG Phone 2 vent to keep its temperature in check this time around.
4. Aero Case
5. Mobile Desktop Dock
The mobile gaming desktop accessory from last year remains pretty much unchanged. It enables you to attach the ROG Phone 2 onto the dock via the dual-USB ports on the side and extend your gameplay experience to a larger display, with support for peripherals or other additional accessories.
Apart from the aforementioned accessories, Asus has also carried forward its professional dock for users who like to keep it light and don’t intend to connect a ton of peripherals to their ROG Phone 2. There’s also a couple of special cases, one which allows you to attach Kunai gamepads on either side of the device and turn it into a handy console and another light-up NFC case with special themes and wallpapers.
So, are you eager to try out the Asus ROG Phone 2 and the multitude of accessories that go along with it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Asus has never been a major part of the smartphone world, but the company’s gaming-focused ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand attracted some attention last year with the original ROG Phone. Now, a follow up known as the ROG Phone II is on the way. It still has a funky design and a wealth of accessories, but it’s got a bigger battery and faster Snapdragon chip.
We first heard about the ROG Phone II’s existence last week when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855+, which is basically an overclocked 855. The company said the ROG Phone II would be the first to have this chip, but Asus wasn’t ready to talk about the phone beyond that. Cut to today, and the company is spilling the beans.
The Snapdragon 855 has a higher 2.96GHz maximum clock speed, and Asus says the ROG Phone II’s advanced cooling keeps the chip from throttling down under load. It actually has vents on the back that work this year — the original ROG Phone had purely decorative vents.
The Asus ROG Phone II sports a 6.59-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display. That’s a slightly taller aspect ratio than the last ROG Phone, and the refresh rate has jumped from 90Hz to 120Hz — that’s the highest on any Android device. If the phone can keep up with that frame rate, the ROG Phone II’s interface will look incredibly smooth.
The new screen will undoubtedly use more power, but the ROG Phone II has juice to spare. The phone gets a 50 percent battery boost over the original with a 6,000mAh capacity. However, the phone is also much heavier at 240g versus 200g for the last version.
Asus equipped the phone with the standard USB Type-C port for charging, but there’s also a headphone jack. It also continued the ROG Phone tradition of adding a second USB-C port on the side. You can use this for charging while playing a game, or as a connector for the company’s accessories. Most of the accessories are a bit silly, but “gaming” phones tend to be like that. There’s the active cooling bracket, a desktop dock, and more. The phone also has ultrasonic shoulder buttons you can map to on-screen buttons in games.
Asus will start selling the ROG Phone II in China on July 23, and the international model will launch in early September. We don’t know the exact price yet, but Asus says it will be similar to the first-gen ROG Phone, which launched at $900.