Asus’ high-spec ROG II gaming phone boasts impressive camera specs

The original Asus ROG phone (Image credit: Asus)

Asus has today revealed its latest Republic of Gamers (ROG) smartphone, the ROG II, and it’s a processing powerhouse with an impressive camera.

The phone is centred around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chip, which it is the first smartphone to implement, and as such is expected to boast blisteringly fast processing speeds.

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As the phone is a gaming model you might have expected Asus to skimp a little on the camera functionality, but this is happily not the case. The main rear camera consists of two sensors – 48MP and 13MP, with a 125° ultrawide-angle field of view – and there’s also a 24MP selfie camera. Not bad at all!

Its display is a 6.59-inch 1080p OLED panel with an integrated fingerprint sensor and support for 10-bit HDR, as well as an impressive refresh rate of 120Hz. Asus claims that its touch latency of 49ms is the lowest of any phone that’s currently around, ensuring split-second response times that could potentially make the phone a decent candidate for fast action shooting. The 600nits of brightness also make the display usable even in bright daylight. 

The phone has a cooling system that prevents the processor’s lightning speeds from being throttled by overheating. It also boasts 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage – more than enough for plenty of images or video footage. The impressive 6,000mAh battery should also deliver a huge amount of runtime, allowing users to keep on shooting for longer.

The phone isn’t launching for a while yet – it’s expected in the first week of September. We also don’t have any official word on pricing yet, though the original ROG phone launched for $899 (about £720), so it’d be reasonable to expect something in that ballpark.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.