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Report: Tencent and Asus to unveil new gaming phone in July

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June 20th, 2019 partnership Asus
Tencent
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Report: Tencent and Asus to unveil new gaming phone in July

Tencent has partnered with Asustek Computer to help release its second-generation gaming phone in China.

According to Digitimes, the ROG Phone II will be unveiled in Beijing on July 23rd with the firm looking to showcase the model at the Digital Entertainment Expo Chinajoy 2019.

The mobile is said to be designed for esports fanatics and hardcore gamers. It's hoped the partnership, which was established at the beginning of June, will help Asustek increase its phone sales in the region.

Two variants of the mobile device are reported to be revealed, with a starting price of ¥4,399 ($642.17).

120Hz display

In November 2018 the first ROG Phone was launching in India, containing a 90Hz display and octa-core Snapdragon 845 system on chip. The new device is rumoured to feature a 120Hz display from the same core unit.

News has been circling since April that Tencent was interested in getting into the gaming phone market, with one report suggesting the company would launch its own proprietary gaming phone.

Pocket Gamer Connects is heading to Asia next month as we set up shop in Hong Kong on July 17th and 18th. Head to the website for details.


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Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.

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