The idea of gaming smartphones sounds a bit gimmicky, since for the most part they tend to share the same hardware as most flagship handsets. However, it appears that the recently launched ASUS ROG Phone 2 is quite a hit over in China where it has been reported that pre-orders for the handset are pretty impressive.
According to the reports, the ROG Phone 2 has managed to rack up 2 million pre-orders over in China once the handset was launched. This is pretty impressive and we should note that this is just China and it is only for pre-orders, meaning that once the phone goes live in other markets and when it is released, we imagine that it should do pretty well for itself.
That being said, it’s not that hard to see why the phone could be doing so well off the bat. This is because of its price, where the Tencent Games Edition is priced at just $510, far below the prices of what other handset makers are charging. Also, the fact that it is the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ chipset is also a bonus, where the overclocked speeds will no doubt help provide a boost in gaming.
No word on when we will expect to see the phone arrive stateside, but there are plans to expand its availability in September, but whether or not the US market is one of them remains to be seen.