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Asus will launch a sequel to the ROG Cellphone (that stands for Republic of Players, for these new to Asus’s gaming model) later this 12 months, and rumors of its specification and extra are beginning to leak. The primary Asus ROG Cellphone was launched on the finish of 2018, and the brand new mannequin is more likely to arrive barely earlier this 12 months. Right here’s what we find out about it to date.
Asus has began to speak overtly in regards to the ROG Cellphone 2, and on its Republic of Players Weibo channel, has said the display screen on the brand new telephone can have a 120Hz refresh charge. That is up from the 90Hz display screen on the primary ROG Cellphone — and that on the OnePlus 7 Professional — and can match the Razer Cellphone 2. Asus’ remark got here alongside selling a Tencent-produced recreation that helps 120Hz, which can apparently be one of many first to benefit from the know-how.
The primary ROG Cellphone stood out for its use of a “binned” Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which offered extra energy than an everyday Snapdragon 845, plus the system had its personal cooling system, a wide-angle digicam, and a cool design. Whether or not the sequel will proceed these developments stays to be seen.
The report, from business publication DigiTimes, which has a checkered historical past with leak accuracy, says the ROG Cellphone 2 will launch someday between July and September. This date makes an look on the Computex occasion in Taiwan — the place the primary ROG Cellphone took middle stage — unlikely this 12 months, because the present takes place on the finish of Could.
What do we all know in regards to the telephone? Asus could also be engaged on a partnership with Chinese language web firm Tencent. The report states this may be to assist promote the brand new telephone in China. Tencent owns many high cell video games, together with one of many hottest round, PUBG Cell. Each Asus and Tencent would profit from additional worldwide publicity ought to the brand new ROG Cellphone have a tie-up that options the sport, with Asus particularly doubtlessly benefitting vastly from reaching lots of PUBG Cell’s 263 million worldwide gamers.
Asus and Tencent have already been linked collectively this 12 months, with DigiTimes stating in February the 2 firms have been finalizing particulars on how you can collaborate, and how you can optimize a smartphone for Tencent’s video games. Nevertheless, Asus isn’t the one gaming firm with its sights on Tencent. Razer has already signed up with Tencent, partnering on not solely software program and companies, however hardware too. The deal was introduced in March, however no system or software program has been detailed but.
Tencent additionally appears to be producing a cell recreation that may make finest use of the ROG Cellphone’s 120Hz display screen.
We’ll replace right here after we study extra in regards to the Asus ROG Cellphone 2.
Up to date on June 11: Added information of 120Hz display screen