Asus' next ROG gaming phone delivers a bigger screen and higher refresh rates than its predecessor

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22 July 2019 / 13:30BST

Asus has unveiled the next generation of its ROG (Republic of Gamers) smartphone, which as the brand name not so subtly suggests, is designed for those with a penchant for gaming on the go. Christened the ROG Phone 2 (inspired, we know), the upgraded handset packs a new Adreno 640 processor and onboard UFS 3.0 memory that should bump performance up a notch, allowing for faster load times and write speeds. The screen has also been given a refresh, with Asus adding a larger 6.59in AMOLED display with a 120hz refresh rate and a 240hz touch sampling rate. All of those fancy specs essentially mean the ROG Phone 2 should be able to deliver a smoother, more responsive experience than its predecessor.