ROG Phone II Global Version vs Tencent Version


Whereas the Global version of the original ROG Phone debuted at around PHP49,995, there is some confusion why the ROG PHONE II is selling at a mere PHP31,990 in some online stores.  While this version is not a fake version, it isn’t one that was intended for the global resale and therefore is not exactly the same as the ROG PHONE II that was announced officially.

There is no official confirmation from ASUS or ROG what differences are there but digging deep in the internet provided some information on some key differences. Thanks to Bobby Busche from the ROG Phone Community on FB, we were able to compile some of the known differences but some information are still for clarification.

Still, it is good to know that we have a list for everyone’s references and why we all shouldn’t be too early to jump and buy the cheaper version that is floating around the internet, especially since one of these key major difference is the unofficial support for GOOGLE PLAYSTORE, for use to download official Android apps. Sure, you can download this and sideload this manually but there may be unknown issues that may arise down the line.

Global Version TENCENT Version
BODY Dimensions 171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm (6.73 x 3.06 x 0.37 in)
Weight 240 g (8.47 oz)
Build Front glass (Gorilla Glass 6), back glass, aluminum frame Plastic / Matte / Aluminum
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~80.3% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Unconfirmed
DCI-P3 108% Unconfirmed
HDR10 None
120 Hz
240 Hz touch-sensing
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie), ROG UI
GLOBAL ROM CHINA ROM [No Google Playstore]
Chipset Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
MEMORY Card slot
Internal 256/512 GB, 12 GB RAM 128G ROM / 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF
13 MP, f/2.4, 11mm (ultrawide)
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS (except @240/480fps)
SELFIE CAMERA Single 24MP, f/2.2
Features Panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
24-bit/192kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mics
DTS Headphone X
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot No AD Wifi
4×4 MIMO 2×2 MIMO only
LTE LTE CAT 18 LTE CAT 13 only
Network Band Complete for Global Network Missing EU and US Bands
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector Type A to Type C included
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 30W (Quick Charge 4.0) Only 18W Adapter included
Power bank/Reverse charging 10W
Price Estimated 550$ Estimated 850$
Packing and Accessories Special Hexagonal Box Plain Rectangular Box
RGB Casing Jelly Case only
Active Aerodynamic Cooler No Cooler

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