Ahead of its official debut this coming Wednesday on 16 October, pre-orders for the Asus ROG Phone II (512GB model) gaming smartphone are now open on Shopee. If you place your pre-order with the e-commerce platform, you’ll get a number of freebies too, including a ROG Kunai Gamepad and RM200 cashback.
Of course, there are a couple of caveats here. For one, the RM200 cashback – you have to use the code ROG2COIN at checkout – is offered in the form of 20,000 Shopee Coins, which can only be redeemed from Preferred or Shopee Mall retailers. Sure, 20,000 Shopee Coins still translate to RM200, but you’ll have to figure out how to spend them all.
As for the ROG Kunai Gamepad itself, that accessory will only be delivered to pre-order customers from 11 November onwards.
In order to secure your pre-order, you’ll need to fork out a RM999 non-refundable deposit. Once the ROG Phone II is officially unveiled locally on 16 October at 4PM, those who have placed their pre-order will receive a RM999 discount code to offset the phone’s full price. According to the listing, full payment must be done by 20 October.
Once you’ve done all of that, you will receive your ROG Phone II from 17 October onwards. In fact, if you’re in the Klang Valley area – and you’ve completed payment for the gaming smartphone – Shopee says you can expect to get the device on 17 October itself.
If you do plan to get the ROG Phone II, this pre-order deal is pretty good, even if the cashback is only offered in Shopee Coins. However, you’ll have to wait until 15 October at 12AM to place your order; the first batch of stocks are already sold out for today.
As for the ROG Phone II itself, it’s a high-end gaming smartphone. It features a 6.59-inch 2340 x 1080 AMOLED display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset paired with 12GB of RAM, 512GB or 1TB of internal storage, and a very generous 6,000mAh battery.
Rounding out the specifications of the ROG Phone II include an in-screen fingerprint sensor, a dual camera system (48MP f/1.8 primary sensor + 13MP f/2.4 wide angle shooter), a 24MP f/2.2 front-facing camera, and of course, a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Asus ROG Phone II will be launched here in Malaysia on 16 October this Wednesday; our full review of the gaming smartphone will be published then. More information on the phone’s pre-order on Shopee can be found here.