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.

Published Tue, Jul 16 2019 9:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:48 AM CST

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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ASUS ZS600KL-S845-8G128G ROG Gaming Smartphone 6' FHD+ 2160x1080 90Hz (ZS600KL-S845-8G128G)

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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