The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is a smartphone that is a critically-acclaimed gaming smartphone. We also gave it the best gaming smartphone in 2019. But we said one thing in particular – that phone is quite expensive. Then, ASUS Malaysia announced the ROG Phone 2 Strix Edition.
Yeah, Strix Edition. The name of it makes sense, though this might be hinting at a whole new lineup of cheaper ROG smartphones in the future.
But the naming scheme aside, the ROG Phone 2 Strix Edition comes with the exact same core specs as the original ASUS ROG Phone 2. However, the biggest differences are the RAM and storage configurations. It now comes with:
- 6.59-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
- 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
- 128GB UFS 3.0 storage (no microSD)
- 6,000mAh battery
And those are the only differences. And you can get it for RM2,499 only. Much cheaper and more competitive than the other gaming phones in the market – like the Black Shark 2 Pro.
The ROG Phone 2 Strix Edition also still comes with the 3-pin 30W charger, AeroActive Cooler 2, and also the Aero Case from the ROG Phone 2. You can also still use the same accessories from the ROG Phone 2 with the “Strix Edition” too.
It will be available in mid-January and hey – ASUS teased us that there will be a CNY x ROG Phone promo coming soon. Be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page where we’ll post all the details there when we have it.