We’re still uncertain gaming phones may have a long future given that lots of the massive players have dropped out of the market. That mentioned, for avid mobile players, the Asus ROG Phone 2 could be just the ticket after hands-on images have leaked showcasing the device on Chinese networking site Weibo (through IndiaShopps).
The upcoming machine is set to be launched on July 23, and these leaks give a good look at what appears to be a series of iterative updates to the hardware. The ROG Phone 2 will include a 120Hz display, quite the upgrade over the 90Hz AMOLED panel discovered on the original ROG Phone.
We do not know yet the resolution of the display. However, we might expect it to return with at least the same decision as to the original model. It does look as if you can adjust the refresh rate between 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz should you wish.
In these pictures, you can also see that the ROG Phone 2 is about to include a forehead and chin, which will house front-firing stereo speakers arguably for better audio when gaming.
Gaming fans will no doubt be happy, as typically the bezel-less design of modern flagships does imply getting a grip of the edges of a phone may be difficult without obscuring on-screen controls. You may as well see the upper-right selfie camera not housed inside a notch.
While the leaks have not confirmed the device’s processor, we do imagine that the Asus ROG Phone 2 will be the first smartphone to come back with the recently announced Snapdragon 855+ chipset. Offering a 4.2% boost in CPU performance and a much more significant 15% enhancement in GPU performance, the ROG Phone 2 will no doubt be a gaming beast.
With the launch coming July 23, we don’t have much longer to attend to see the ROG Phone sequel within the flesh. Pricing and availability are still unknown.