Asus ROG Phone II will be the first phone with new Snapdragon 855 Plus

Asus ROG Phone II will be the first phone with new Snapdragon 855 Plus
Gaming phones are a thing: with higher screen refresh rates, better GPUs, and even things like cooling and integrated game controls, they have dug up a niche in this highly competitive market.

And one of the best gaming phones out there will get a refresh soon and we already know that it will be the first one to have the just-launched Snapdragon 855 Plus system chip on board. We are talking about the Asus ROG Phone II that will build on top of the solid foundation set by the first generation ROG phone which had a 90-hertz AMOLED Display panel before it was cool and introduced something called AirTriggers, which were corners at the edges of the phone that worked as bumper buttons for games.

The advantages of the new Snapdragon 855 Plus over the regular Snapdragon 855 chip that you find on phones like the latest Galaxy S10 series include a 15% boost in graphics performance and a bump in the peak clock speed from 2.84GHz up to 2.96GHz.

The increase in graphics performance is probably the key improvement here as it will allow for smoother performance in games, less lag and more kills. We are also expecting to hear more news about cooling a processor that runs at such high speeds, so it can not only get those peak performance moments right, but bring that sustained performance that is required for many games as well.

"Snapdragon 855 Plus will raise the bar for elite gamers with the increase in CPU and GPU performance," Qualcomm VP of product management Kedar Kondap said in a press release.

The Asus ROG Phone II is coming soon and while we have no further specifics about it right now, Asus did promise to reveal more about the phone in the coming weeks.

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ROG Phone II
  • Display 6.6 inches
    2340 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP (Dual camera)
    24 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12GB RAM
  • Storage 512GB, not expandable
  • Battery 6000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



1. JCASS889 unregistered

Lol calling mobile gamers "elite"

2. AbhiD

Posts: 891; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Mobile gaming is a "thing" now, like it or not! And not only mobile gamers have got huge communities with tens and hundreds of million gamers but "elite" mobile gamers are getting massive subs and views on YouTube. Gaming is the new rage in mobiles.

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2566; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You mean Fortnite is the new rage in mobiles. Mobile gaming has become popular because of the economical idea of the cost to pay to play. It's a lot easier to appeal to those who would like to game if you can say that you will offer this free game that only requires a $200 Chinese smartphone to play. And think about this too: are you more likely to own a smartphone or a gaming console? Not everyone has a gaming console, but the overwhelming majority of people own a smartphone. Most traditional gamers have to spend hundreds of dollars on a console, $60 for the game itself, and then an additional monthly fee to play online. I don't know if I would call mobile gamers "elite" because of the simplicity of the controls involved and that you can have an advantage or disadvantage depending on the device you are using. However, I do think mobile gaming is going to stick around only because of streaming services like Google Stadia where you can play PC games on your phone.

4. Valbunny

Posts: 12; Member since: May 11, 2018

Lol, stick to relationship advice Dr Phil.

7. mackan84

Posts: 710; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Why would anyone play google stadia on their 5 inch phone?

5. JCASS889 unregistered

May be a thing now, but it's not the elite way to play games, mobile games besides pubg and fortnight are garbage compared to a full game that could be 100gb. I have a phone too and I do play games on it but If I want to really get down and play a real game I hop on my pc

6. AbhiD

Posts: 891; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Agreed that PROPER Gaming is done on PCs and Consoles but not everyone can afford them and many just don't buy them. While smartphones are the defacto device now a days. So people just enjoy gaming with whatever they have with them.

8. JCASS889 unregistered

I mean half the phones made for gaming are close to 1000$, which exceeds the cost of a mid range gaming desktop, so seems silly to spend more for less

9. Loveneesh

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Can you carry your gaming desktop with you?

10. JCASS889 unregistered

My laptop yeah, which is as powerful as a high end desktop

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