There have been a few gaming smartphones in the past few years, the ASUS’ ROG Phone was one of the more interesting of last year. In addition to having top-end specs, including an overclocked Snapdragon 845 chipset that you couldn’t find elsewhere, there was a whole ecosystem of accessories created by ASUS that made it truly unique. Naturally, hopes are high for a successor this year, and it looks like the company is ready to deliver.
ASUS confirmed earlier this week that the ROG Phone II will pack the newly-announced Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, which should already make it faster than the phones we’ve seen so far this year. Now, leaked images, reportedly coming from China’s TENAA certification agency and posted by SlashLeaks user Zyad Atef indicate that the phone will have either 8GB or 12GB of RAM, and between 128GB and 1TB of internal storage. Interestingly, there seems to be no 256GB option. The battery will come in at a massive 5800mAh.
The display will apparently be an AMOLED Full HD+ (2340×1080) 6.59-inch panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which aligns with previous reports and makes it the first of its kind to make it to smartphones – the Razer Phone 2 uses LCD, and current AMOLED panels top out at 90Hz. The front-facing camera will be a 24MP one, and on the back, there will be a dual-camera setup with a 48MP main sensor.
It’s still not clear when the ROG Phone II will be announced, but ASUS has said it will be in the coming weeks. If you can’t be bothered to wait and you’re looking for a relatively cheap option, you can check out our review of the Red Magic 3.