ROG Phone 2 is coming soon according to Asus official announcement with the latest Snapdragon 855+ which made people curious about its performance in a real flagship phone. The release date is not precisely confirmed yet. So, we have time to compare the old with new.
Let’s see the table below to detect which spec and feature are changed:
|ROG Phone||ROG Phone 2|
|Size||6.25 x 3.00 x 0.33 in||6.73 x 3.06 x 0.37 in|
|Weight||200 g||240 g|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display Size||6.0 inches||6.59 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio, ~402 ppi density HDR||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio ~391 ppi density HDR10|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Refresh Rate||90 Hz||120 Hz|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie); ROG Gaming X UI||Android 9.0 (Pie), ROG UI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.96 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)||Octa-core (1x2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Adreno 640|
|Internal||128/512 GB, 8 GB RAM||256/512 GB, 12 GB RAM|
|Camera (rear)||12 MP||Main 48MP, Secondary 13MP|
|Camera (front)||8 MP||24|
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR||Dual-LED flash, HDR, auto panorama (motorized rotation)|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|24-bit/192kHz audio||24-bit/192kHz audio|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mics|
|Connections||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|WLAN||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|Bluetooth||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|Radio||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 30W (Quick Charge 4+)||Fast battery charging 30W (Quick Charge 4.0)|
|Price||Around $1000||Around $1200 (not confirmed)|
Specs of ROG Phone 2 may be changed by Asus before the official release.
The biggest obvious change is their sizes. The sequel became bigger by 0.48 inches. So, the weight is heavier following the size. For sure, the display has a bigger size on ROG Phone 2. The most interesting is a change in refresh rate. The sequel has 30 Hz more than ROG Phone. OS is upgraded to Android 9 Pie on ROG Phone 2.
The most decisive step is upgrading SD 845 chipset to the latest SD 855+ along with Adreno 640 GPU which is the latest graphics too. From 8GB to 12GB RAM improvement is here too. Half TB of ROM is still staying inside maximum storage. There is also a major change in cameras. Asus has almost doubled the camera megapixels.
The last thing to mention is the battery. 2000 mAh is added to make 6000mAh for the new sequel. With super powerful performance and display, its battery can be dried up easily if you play a lot. However, business-oriented people can enjoy the long-lasting performance.
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