ASUS ROG Phone 2 price and specs via Revu Philippines

Priced: ASUS ROG Phone 2 with 6,000mAh battery, SD 855 Plus

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The recently launched ASUS ROG Phone 2 will be made available in China first, then internationally in the first week of September. But how much will it cost?

(October 12: Here’s the latest update: 12GB/1TB ASUS ROG Phone 2 launched in PH, too.)

(Update, September 13: This gaming phone could be launching in the Philippines! See ROG Phone 2 PH launch imminent as ASUS starts teasing phone.)

Well, thankfully, pricing for ASUS’ second-gen gaming phone isn’t going to be as steep as we thought, at least for the Chinese market. It’s surprisingly affordable, considering the original ROG Phone cost P49,995 (around $977 converted) in the Philippines when it was initially sold.

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The ROG Phone 2 has several different models in China. The base unit coupled with 8GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and Tencent ads and software customizations is priced at ¥3,499 (P26,040 or $509). The Tencent-subsidized version carrying 12GB RAM and 512GB storage costs ¥5,999 (P44,644 or $873). Preorders are already live at JD, with shipping scheduled to start July 31.

ASUS will also release market-exclusive variants for both configurations. They have the same specs, but retail for ¥200 (P1,488 or $29) more

The vanilla ASUS ROG Phone 2 with 12GB RAM and 128GB is ¥5,999 (P44,644 or $873). Lastly, the Zhizun version of the ROG Phone 2 can be purchased at ¥7,999 (P59,525 or $1,163), while the Esports Armour version will set you back ¥12,999 (P96,733 or $1,891).

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In terms of specs, you’re looking at the first smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus under the hood. It also comes with a 48-megapixel sensor accompanied by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Selfies are taken care of by a 24-megapixel front camera.

The OLED screen measures 6.59 inches, has an integrated fingerprint scanner, and runs at 120Hz, meaning it’s twice as fast as the typical smartphone display at 60Hz. Another major selling point is the 6,000mAh battery, which should give you at least two days of usage on a single charge. It comes with 30-watt fast charging over USB-C.

ASUS ROG Phone 2 price and specs via Revu Philippines

The ASUS ROG Phone 2…
ASUS ROG Phone 2 price and specs via Revu Philippines

…will have its own ecosystem of accessories…
ASUS ROG Phone 2 price and specs via Revu Philippines

…that can take your gaming experience to a whole new level

ASUS ROG Phone 2 specs

  • 6.59-inch AMOLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19:9), 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor
  • 8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/512GB storage
  • Dual 48MP, f/1.8 main, 13MP, f/2.4 ultra-wide rear cameras with LED flash
  • 24MP, f/2.2 front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (under-display)
  • 6,000mAh battery with 30-watt USB-C fast charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.