ASUS Philippines has officially announced the pricing and availability of the more affordable ASUS ROG Phone 2 Strix Edition in the Philippines.
Local ASUS stores, retailers, and authorized dealers now sell the new ASUS ROG Phone 2 Strix Edition for a very competitive price of Php34,995. That includes the Aeroactive Cooler 2 accessories and Aero case, similar to the first version of the ROG Phone 2.
In late 2019, ASUS launched the Ultimate Edition of the ROG Phone 2 in the Philippines. Priced at Php59,995, it’s packed with tons of impressive features like 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. And for those who don’t need much storage, there’s the Php49,995 12GB RAM + 512GB model.
But aside from the configuration, there are also some differences between the two variants. The cheaper offering has Cat 16 LTE and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, while the more expensive version 60GHz Wi-Fi support 802.11ad and Cat 20 LTE. To set the Ultimate Edition apart from the more affordable models, it has a matte back panel unlike the 12GB + 512GB and Strix Edition which have a glossy finish.
Although phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 will soon come up, the ASUS ROG Phone 2’s Snapdragon 855+ and Adreno 640 GPU are still one of the best combos today. In addition, it has the signature gamer look with its lighting and design.
ASUS ROG Phone II Strix Edition Specs
- Android 9 Pie, Zen UI 6/ROG UI
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~391ppi
- 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time
- HDR support, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- 2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus octa-core processor
- Adreno 640 GPU
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB internal storage
- 24-megapixel front camera
- 48-megapixel (f/1.79, Sony IMX586) + 13-megapixel (ultra-wide) rear cameras, PDAF, laser autofocus, dual LED flash
- In-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- Stereo speakers, DTS:X
- Headphone jack, AirTriggers 2.0
- 4G LTE Cat. 16
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- 2x USB Type-C ports
- Dimensions: 170.99 x 77.6 x 9.78 mm
- Weight: 240g
- Color: Black
- 6,000mAh non-removable battery, 30W ROG HyperCharge, Quick Charge 4.0