Mobile gaming is alive and well
There’s a lot of demand for ASUS’ latest iteration of their gaming phone, at least in China. ASUS reports that their ROG Phone 2 has amassed around 2 million pre-orders from the highly competitive mobile market, where the company has teamed up with Tencent Games and JD.com (Jingdong) to offer the phone to the masses.
To be fair, the pre-orders were for the far cheaper Tencent Games Edition, whose storage is cut down to just 128GB from the 512GB variant, and will likely have concessions towards the publisher’s digital games to make up for the regular cost of the machine.
The Tencent Games version only cost around RMB 3,500 or Php 25.9K, cheaper than the maxed-out version of the phone that has 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage that retails for RMB 6,200 or Php 46K.
The ROG Phone 2 features a 6.59-inch 120Hz/1ms AMOLED panel with 240Hz touch sampling rate, along with Qualcomm’s newest processor, the Snapdragon 855 Plus and an assortment of gaming-centric features in its beefy frame. ASUS has not priced the phone yet for the PH market, and has not shared availability details as of press time.