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ASUS ROG Phone II sports next-gen Snapdragon 855 Plus chip

ASUS is the first to pack Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Plus chip into its new ROG Phone II gaming smartphone

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 16, 2019 @ 21:34 CDT

Qualcomm announced its new Snapdragon 855 Plus chip which is focused on next-gen gaming devices, with ASUS the first company out of the gate announcing its new Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered ROG Phone II handset.

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ASUS hasn't shared any details on its new ROG Phone II gaming smartphone ot her than it being powered by the new Snapdragon 855 Plus from Qualcomm. If we look at the first-gen ROG Phone it was made with keeping it cool in mind with its heat dissipation through a copper heat sink and cooling fan, the first smartphone in the world with a cooling fan.

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The original ASUS ROG Phone used speed-binned Snapdragon 845 that was optimized for heavy gaming workloads, so when mixed with the improved cooling and fan it was a great gaming smartphone. The center of the gaming smartphone world are high refresh rate displays of which the original ROG Phone II had a 90Hz panel, you need more GPU juice to hit 90FPS in games on a smartphone.

This is where the 15% overclock on the GPU clocks on the Adreno 640 come into play, as well as the overclock on the 8-core CPU inside of the Snapdragon 855 Plus. These two tweaks as well as what I'm sure will be the next evolution in gaming smartphone cooling, the ASUS ROG Phone II will be the best gaming smartphone yet.

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