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Asus ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition

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Written by Hassan Abbas

ASUS only recently announced the Asus ROG Phone II, but now as we start with IFA 2019. The manufacturer is already delivering a fresh variant of its gaming handset, revealing the new Ultimate Edition. Not too much has changed as compared to the original ROG Phone II (now dubbed the Elite Edition). Other than the color scheme, faster storage, and an upgraded LTE download speeds, the hardware’s identical. In this article, we are going to talk about Asus ROG Phone 2 Ultimate Edition. Let’s begin!

The Ultimate Edition comes in a matte black finish, as opposed to its sibling’s glossy exterior. The storage is upped to 1TB, However, the standard version comes with 512GB. Download speeds max out at 2Gbps using Cat 20 LTE. Although you will likely rarely ever be able to use that on any but the most favorable networking conditions.

SPECIFICATIONS

SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (2.96GHz) with overclocked Adreno 640 GPU
RAM 12GB LPDDR4X
Storage 1TB, UFS 3.0
Display 6.59-inch (19.5:9), 2340×1080, 120Hz/1ms AMOLED with 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 49ms touch latency
Rear cameras 48MP + 13MP wide-angle (125 degrees)
Front camera 24MP
Battery 6,000mAh, 30W fast charging
Software Android 9 Pie with ROG UI or Stock-ish Android
Headphone jack Yes
Other 2x USB-C ports, in-display fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48 mm
Weight 240g

The standard Elite Edition hits shelves starting the end of September and will set you back €900. However, the Ultimate version will be sold in October starting at €1.200 – the question remains whether its minor upgrades are really worth the €300 hike. US prices have not been released yet. Make sure to check out our previous coverage on the original phone to learn more about it.

Now available in the US, but LTE only properly works on AT&T

The ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition is now available for purchase in the US for $1100. but just like the regular version, it is also only attractive if you Are an AT&T customer. It’s missing T-Mobile’s band 71. So you won’t be able to use LTE for the most part, and CDMA carriers Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular are nOt supported at all.

With that in mind, you can get the device in the ASUS online store or on Amazon and B&H Photo.

Conclusion

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Also See: For The Latest original ROG Phone finally Asus releases Android Pie

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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