Tencent and Asus Are Expecting One Beefy Baby of a Gaming Phone and We Can't Wait to See It

By Shabana Arif on at

Tencent, the Chinese publisher best known for bringing a slew of popular battle royale games to mobile, has teamed up with Asus to make the ROG 2 gaming phone.

Announced on Weibo (via Daniel Ahmad) the partnership will see the two collaborate on the new handset that will be specifically optimised to run Tencent's stable of games.

The Asus ROG launched in 2018 and was marketed as a premium phone for mobile gamers, complete with RGB lights, a complimentary pack of Cheetos, and an ice cold Mountain Dew presumably. The handset comes in at just under £800 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, with a 6-inch AMOLED screen.

Whilst there's no news on the specs for the Asus ROG 2, we assume it'll have a big ol' beefy battery. The original model boasts a 4,000 mAh battery which we squeezed almost 13 hours out of in our rundown test. It runs hot, but one of the accessories available is a fan add-on that connects to the dual USB ports on the side. You can read more about the Asus ROG in our review.

The phone is rumoured to launch in July and is set to be a beast.