The coronavirus outbreak in China will affect the distribution of Asus’ ROG Phone 2, considered the most powerful Android phone on the planet. The company’s subsidiary in India issued a statement to customers by e-mail warning that the smartphone will be temporarily unavailable in the country due to the delicate scenario on the Asian continent. There is no forecast for the situation to normalize. The company cites an “interruption in the production chain”.
Asus’ announcement occurs in the midst of news about problems faced by mobile phone companies operating in China, the focus of the new virus cases. Apple announced the closure of stores in the country and, according to analysts, would have reduced the pace of production of the iPhone to adapt to the difficulties. In addition, the technology giant could delay the launch of the iPhone 9 because of the epidemic.
According to the English portal MobileFun, the Galaxy S20, which is expected to launch next week, could also suffer from the lack of accessories in the market due to the closure of Chinese factories.
ROG Phone 2 boasts a 6.59-inch OLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, which is responsible for making game and application animations more fluid. The datasheet is powerful, with the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, one of Qualcomm’s best, and the 6,000 mAh battery, one of the largest capacities on the market.