India is getting both the Tencent Edition, and the Global Edition, of the ROG Phone 2… with prices to match!
Let’s compare their specifications against the ROG Phone 2 Tencent Edition, as well as their prices!
India Gets Two DIFFERENT ROG Phone 2 Models
ROG Phone 2 (8 GB + 128 GB) For India
Basically, the ROG Phone 2 (8 GB + 128 GB) is the Tencent Edition for India. Here are the differences :
- It has a slightly slower LTE download speed, compensated by slightly faster LTE upload speed
- It comes with an Aero case
- It is slightly – about 10% – more expensive than the Tencent Edition
The ROG Phone 2 (8 GB + 128 GB) is priced at ₹37,999 / ~US$529 / ~£429 / ~A$799 / ~RM 2,249
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ROG Phone 2 (12 GB + 512 GB) For India
In addition, ASUS will also introduce the far more expensive Global Edition to cater to the richer segment of the Indian population.
- It comes with 12 GB of memory (which is pointless), instead of “just” 8 GB
- It comes with 512 GB of storage, instead of 128 GB
- It comes with faster LTE and Wi-Fi speeds (also pretty pointless)
- It comes with a 30 W fast charger, instead of an 18 W fast charger
- It comes with an AeroActive Cooler II, which is basically a bolt-on fan
Now, here’s the kicker – this model costs 58% more than the 8 GB + 128 GB model.
The ROG Phone 2 (12 GB + 512 GB) is priced at ₹59,999 / ~US$849 / ~£689 / ~A$1,259 / ~RM 3,559
Again, we would like to point out that, for gamers, the Tencent Edition and similar variants are definitely A MUCH BETTER DEAL than the high-end / Global Edition ROG Phone 2.
ROG Phone 2 India Models vs. Tencent Edition
To make it easy for you to determine which is a better model for you, we compare the two ROG Phone 2 India models against the Tencent Edition.
|Specifications||ROG Phone 2|
(12 GB + 512 GB)
|ROG Phone 2|
(8 GB + 128 GB)
|ROG Phone 2|
|Display||6.59-inch AMOLED display (1080 x 2340 pixels)|
– 108% DCI-P3 colour gamut, 10,000:1 contrast ratio
– up to 120 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time
|System Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus|
|CPU||1 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold core (2.96 GHz)|
3 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
|System Platform||Qualcomm Adreno 640 (672 MHz)|
|RAM||12 GB LPDDR4X||8 GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||512 GB UFS 3.0||128 GB UFS 3.0|
|Front Camera||24 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture|
|Rear Cameras||48 MP main camera, with Sony IMX586 sensor, and f/1.79 lens|
13 MP ultra-wide camera, with 125-degree field of view
|LTE Speeds||1.2 Gbps DL, 211 Mbps UL||800 Mbps DL, 211 Mbps UL||1 Gbps DL, 150 Mbps UL|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi : 802.11ad, 4×4 MIMO|
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
|Wi-Fi : 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO|
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
|Sensors||Accelerometer, E-Compass, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, gyro, ultrasonic AirTrigger shoulder buttons|
|Audio||Dual front-facing speakers with DTS:X Ultra|
|Battery||6,000 mAh battery|
|Charger||30 W, USB-A to USB-C||18 W, USB-A to USB-C|
|Dimensions||77.6 mm wide x 170.99 mm tall x 9.78 mm thick|
ROG Phone 2 Availability In India
The ROG Phone 2 (8GB + 128GB) model will start selling at 12 AM, on 30 September 2019.
The 12GB + 512GB is not available yet, but will be “coming soon” like someone who has jerked off way too often.
This is not surprising, because ASUS has a history of super-slow rollouts.
They may boast of being the first to launch a Snapdragon 855 Plus smartphone, but what’s the point if they cannot deliver the actual devices?
More nimble, new competitors like Black Shark keep passing them by. The Black Shark 2, for example, launched way back in April 2019 with the Snapdragon 855, and they started selling the Black Shark 2 PRO with the Snapdragon 855 Plus last month!
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