A few hours after ASUS official revelation of the new ROG Phone 2, the company decided to launch the device in the Chinese market, thus giving us an idea of its variants and prices. Starting with the variants: ASUS is creating four versions of its gamer smartphone, ranging from the most “basic” version to those seeking the full experience.
Features shared by all versions include the presence of the Snapdragon 855+ processor, Qualcomm’s new flagship CPU, 6000mAh battery, a 6.59 inch Full HD + AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate, and a set of two lenses (48MP + 13MP).
Tencent Elite Version
The most affordable version of ROG Phone 2 features 128GB storage and 8GB RAM. As this is the most basic model, this is the lowest priced version, costing 3499 yuan ($509).
For the “classic” model, ASUS is offering only the smartphone with its maximum variant of RAM and storage: Impressive 12GB of RAM and 512GB of space to store your games, applications, and photos. This variant has a suggested price of 5999 yuan ($872).
From now on things start to get more interesting: In addition to bringing the ROG Phone 2 in its classic version (12GB RAM + 512GB storage), Extreme Edition will feature some accessories included in the box. Among the 4 versions of the device, only this will only be available for purchase from the 4th quarter of this year (October to December) priced at 7999 yuan ($1162).
e-Sports Armor Editon
Here in the e-Sports Armor Edition version, the company offers everything ROG Phone 2 can offer its consumer, with the smartphone itself, several of its accessories, including even the 30W charger that was originally sold separately and a custom cover. Its price in China is valued at 12999 yuan ($1890).
All rates quoted above are based on pre-order available on JD.com, which according to the site can be made through July 30th. ROG Phone 2 is not yet expected to arrive in the global market, but it is expected that soon we will see the smartphone available for purchase in other countries.
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