Nowadays, almost all smartphone users play at least one game application.
Many smartphone game titles have been released, ranging from those that are easy to play to those that can be played with gusto.
Recently, however, the quality of the video games themselves has been improving, and the specs required for the smartphone itself are becoming higher and higher.
With manufacturers introducing "gaming smartphones", high-spec smartphones specialized for playing games, the ASUS "ROG PHONE II ", which can be called the most powerful gaming smartphone, is now available in the Japanese market. The ASUS "ROG PHONE II" is now available in the Japanese market.
The most powerful specs that can handle heavy loads
The ASUS "ROG PHONE II" is equipped with specifications that allow it to comfortably run even the most demanding game titles.
It is equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus CPU. It can achieve a maximum clock speed of 2.96 GHz.
12GB of memory and 512GB / 1TB of ultra-fast storage with UFS 3.0 support allow you to install a large amount of games and read them at high speed.
Clear and Smooth Display
The display is an OLED display.
The 6.59" wide, Full HD+ AMOLED display delivers a 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 49ms touch response time for smooth, crisp images.
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is used for durability.
High-capacity battery that can be recharged quickly
The 6,000mAh battery has a high capacity of approximately 21 hours of use when connected to WiFi and 20 hours of use when using mobile communications.
Quick Charge 4.0/USB Power Delivery 3.0 compatible, the included AC adapter can be used for quick charging, and it takes about 1.7 hours to complete power supply.
The ultrasonic touch sensor "AirTrigger II" is mounted on the side of the main unit.
It can be used as a trigger like the L/R buttons on a gamepad or as a slide control.
The charging port is located on the left side of the device, so it does not interfere with operation when playing while charging.
In addition, the "Armoury Crate" game management application is installed on the device, allowing detailed settings such as storage, memory usage, and management of apps running in the background.
A Wide Variety of Accessories
The ROG PHONE II is available with a number of exclusive accessories.
AeroActive Cooler II
The "AeroActive Cooler II" included with the product is an external cooler unit with a built-in cooling fan that can be attached to the main unit.
The AeroActive Cooler II is an external cooler unit with a built-in cooling fan that can be attached to the main unit to reduce performance degradation due to heat generated during long hours of play or when playing heavy games.
ROG Kunai Core Gamepad
The ROG Kunai Core Gamepad is a game controller that can be attached to the back of the unit and to the left and right sides.
It allows the use of physical buttons and analog sticks for more precise control and a view of the front of the "ROG PHONE II" display.
Priced at 8,980 yen (excluding tax)
|ROG Kunai Core Gamepad|
|Interface||USB Type-C x 1 *1|
|Size|| ROG Kunai Controller approx. 35g
ROG Kunai Bumper approx. 35g
|Warranty||3-month warranty in Japan from the date of purchase|
Thumb stick (L, R)
Face button (A, B, X, Y)
Bumper (L1, L2, R1, R2)
Function button（M1, M2)
1. for connection to ROG Phone II (ZS660KL) only.
TwinView Dock II
TwinView Dock II" is a dual-screen expansion unit that turns the "ROG PHONE II" into a two-screen gaming console.
The "TwinView Dock II" also has a touch screen display and a built-in cooling fan to maintain the highest specifications even after long hours of play.
Priced at 26,800 yen (excluding tax)
|TwinView Dock II|
|Display Features|| 6.59-inch wide AMOLED display Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6
Resolution: 2,340 x 1,080 (Full HD+)
|Input||Pointing device : 10-point multi-touch screen (capacitive)|
|Interface|| USB port: USB Type-C x 1 *1
Audio: Microphone/headphone combo jack x 1 *2
|Power consumption||Max. approx. 30W *3|
|Size||Height approx. 29.2mm x Width approx. 173.2mm x Depth approx. 111.6mm *4|
|Warranty Period||6-month warranty in Japan from the date of purchase|
|Main accessories||User's manual, product warranty card, protection bag|
|Others|| Cooling function: Built-in cooling fan
1. The power supply from the AC adapter is supported. Please use the AC adapter of the connected compatible model when supplying power.
The lineup also includes a variety of accessories for comfortable use, such as a dedicated case, a dedicated bag for storing peripherals, and a dock that can be connected to wired LAN and external devices.
Release date and price
"ROG PHONE II" will be released on Friday, November 22, 2019. The 512GB model will be priced at 105,500 yen (excluding tax) and the 1TB model will be priced at 125,500 yen (excluding tax).
The " GAME CHANGER SET " which includes the "ROG PHONE II" and the aforementioned exclusive accessories, "ROG Kunai Core Gamepad" and "TwinView Dock II" will be available in limited quantities. The 3-piece set for the 512GB model is usually available in limited quantities.
The 512GB model is priced at 127,280 yen (excluding tax), or 14,000 yen off the regular price of 141,280 yen (excluding tax), and the 1TB model is priced at 147,280 yen (excluding tax), or 14,000 yen off the regular price of 161,280 yen (excluding tax).
Quantities will be limited, so be quick if you want to get one.
With the "ROG PHONE II", the gaming smartphone with the most powerful specs, you will definitely stand a step ahead of your rivals.
For more information on the ROG PHONE II and its accessories, please visit the ASUS Store " ROG PHONE II " product page.
|ROG Phone II|
|Model Number||ZS660KL-BK512R12(512GB) / ZS660KL-BK1TR12(1TB)|
|Color||Black Glare (512GB) / Matte Black (1TB)|
|OS||Android™ 9.0 (ROG UI) *1|
|CPU|| Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus (octa-core CPU)
Operating frequency: 2.96GHz
|Memory capacity|| Installed capacity *2：12GB
|Display Features|| Display: 6.59-inch wide AMOLED display Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6
Resolution: 2,340 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD+)
Graphics capability: Adreno 640
|Lens Specifications|| Out Camera
Built-in 48-megapixel camera (main camera)
Built-in 13-megapixel wide-angle camera (2nd camera)
|Storage device||Built-in storage *3 *4: 512GB / 1TB (UFS 3.0)|
|Sound|| Sound standard: Hi-Res
Speakers: Built-in dual front speakers
Microphone: Built-in quad microphone
|Sensors||GPS (GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS support), accelerometer, electronic compass, light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor (in-screen authentication), magnetic sensor, NFC *5, ultrasonic sensor|
|Communication|| Communication functions
Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac (frequency bands: 2.4GHz/5GHz)
IEEE802.11ad (frequency bandwidth: 60 GHz)
Bluetooth® function: Bluetooth® 5.0
|Input||Pointing device: 10-point multi-touch screen (capacitive)|
|Interface|| USB port *7: USB Type-C x 1 (USB 2.0)
Side mount connector (48-pin) *9：USB Type-C x 1 (USB 3.1 Gen1) *7 *8
SIM card slot *10： nanoSIM slot x 2
Audio *11: Microphone/headphone combo jack x 1
|Power source||USB AC adapter or lithium polymer battery|
|Battery life|| Wi-Fi communication *12：About 21 hours
During mobile communication *13: Approx. 20 hours
Continuous talk time *14: Approx. 3,120 minutes (3G) Approx. 2,640 minutes (VoLTE)
Continuous standby time *14: Approx. 624 hours (3G) Approx. 720 hours (VoLTE)
|Battery charging time||Approx. 1.7 hours|
|Power consumption||Max. 30W (Quick Charge 4.0/USB Power Delivery 3.0 compatible) *15|
|Size||Approx. 170.9 mm (height) x 77.6 mm (width) x 9.4 mm (depth)|
|Warranty period||Device body/ Built-in battery/USB AC adapter set *16: 12-month warranty in Japan from the date of purchase|
|Main accessories||USB AC adapter set*16, SIM eject pin, Aero Case, AeroActive Cooler II, user manual, warranty card|
|Miscellaneous|| 1. When there is an update to a newer platform available, an update notification message will appear on the home screen.
By following the message and updating to the latest platform version, the platform version can be brought up to date.
Depending on the production period of the product, a newer version of the platform may be installed.
Memory expansion or replacement is not possible. Please note that memory expansion or replacement is not possible.
Internal storage cannot be expanded or replaced. Please understand this beforehand. *4.
The above capacity includes the system area. Not all of the capacity is user-usable space. 5. NFC is compatible with Type A/B. *6.
Normal LTE communication will be used in countries and regions outside of areas that support carrier aggregation. 7.
OTG is supported. OTG support does not guarantee connection to all USB devices. 8.
Supports USB Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort video output.
One side of the side-mount connector (48-pin) is USB Type-C x 1 (USB 3.1), and the other side is a dedicated connection for accessories.
Both SIM1 and SIM2 nanoSIM card slots support 4G/3G/2G connections.
11. 4-pole mini plug is supported. When using a headset microphone, please use a 4-pole type.
12: Based on our own research when browsing the web at 100 nits brightness (100 cd/m2). However, the time may differ from the stated time depending on the usage environment and settings.
13: The time for web browsing at 100 nits brightness (100 cd/m2 ) with normal reception of radio waves. However, the time may differ from the stated time depending on the usage environment and settings.
Continuous talk time and continuous standby time are average usage times based on in-house research under stationary conditions with normal reception of radio waves. However, these times may differ depending on the usage environment and settings.
Quick Charge 4.0/USB Power Delivery 3.0 is supported only for the USB Type-C port on the side-mount connector. Quick charging requires the use of the supplied AC adapter.
16. USB AC adapter set includes USB charger and USB Type-C cable.
For battery replacement, please contact our call center.