Asus tipped to launch second-generation ROG gaming smartphone in Q3 2019

Asus tipped to launch second-generation ROG gaming smartphone in Q3 2019
The ROG Phone, Asus' first gaming smartphone was quite expensive at launch, even when compared to other flagships released on the market around the same time. The cheapest Asus ROG Phone could be yours for $900 in the United States, while the most expensive model, which packs 512GB storage, was priced at $1,100 outright.

Apparently, Asus plans to launch a sequel later this year, but the company will mainly focus on the Chinese market this time. Digitimes reports the second-generation ROG Phone will be launched in Q3 2019, and that Asus will team up with Tencent to advertise the flagship in China.

Back in December, Asus outlined its new strategy to focus on gaming and premium smartphones rather than entry-level and mid-range models, which is meant to reduce the losses of its smartphone business.

The report also claims Asus has a big chance of revitalizing its smartphone division if the partnership with Tencent goes through, even though gaming smartphones remain niche products that don't generate significant profits.

Although Asus plans to focus on the Chinese market with the next ROG Phone, there's no reason not to sell the device in other markets like Europe and the United States.

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6 Comments

1. boriqua2000

Posts: 236; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I love my ASUS ROG phone phone. It's still the coolest looking phone around

6. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

how is it holding up for you? I am a bit afraid to spend on it with the displays issues I've read on Amazon's reviews... it is also supposed to be very fragile and I already suffered from delicate devices in the past... But it is definitely the only device that ticks all the boxes I look into a new phone... redundancy in ports, power, no-notch, great stereo speakers, high refresh rate, good overall...

2. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 102; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

I prefer the razer phone 2. Higher refresh rate and better design

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nah mate lol, higher refresh sure but oled over lcd any day, especially on a phone meant for gaming where the screen will be on more often than not. Also the design.....there is no competition their ROG has the win 100p. Also the ROG is a true gaming phone with the software, accessories and custom cooling to prove it, Razer literally just used their name and a 120hz display and boom gaming phone lol.

4. civicsr2cool

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

LCD>OLED for gaming. idk who lied to you to make you think otherwise lol

5. luke22

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

Well, to be honest, it's the design that makes me choose this phone rather than Razer phone 2. However, it indeed too expensive for me. If the second ROG phone will be much cheaper with similar design and specs, I would love to buy it.

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