Asus has finally unveiled the newest iteration of its high-end gaming smartphones after months of rumors. The ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro were introduced during an event in the company’s home country of Taiwan, although both have now gone on sale all over the world.
With the new phones, Asus hasn’t strayed from its goal of offering the best possible mobile gaming experience, and there are some significant upgrades to discuss. Here is all the information you require about the ROG Phone 6 Series.
Competitive mobile gamers who choose fluid gaming and visual performance above other smartphone features will be catered to by the ROG Phone 6 series. The ROG Phone 6 basic model and the 6 Pro are quite similar.
Most people find the switch to the brand-new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset on both phones to be the most intriguing improvement. After the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, they are only the second and third phones to employ Qualcomm’s latest flagship chip.
Asus ROG Phone 6 AND 6 Pro price and availability
At a special event on July 5, Asus made the ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro official announcements.
The Asus ROG website is already accepting pre-orders from customers in the UK, Europe, and Taiwan. There was no further information provided at the event, but we’ll update this once a release date is known.
Only the ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro’s prices have been officially revealed so far:
- ROG Phone 6 (12GB RAM, 256GB storage) – €999
- ROG Phone 6 (16GB RAM, 512GB storage) – €1,149
- ROG Phone 6 Pro (18GB RAM, 512GB storage) – €1,299
Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro review
There are several features that the Asus ROG Phone 6 and the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro share in common. The smartphones use ROG UI, an Android 12-based user interface. Both devices have a 6.78-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,448) Samsung AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 165Hz, a touch sampling rate of 720Hz, and a response time of 1ms, a touch latency of 23ms, compatibility for HDR10+, and a maximum brightness of 1200 nits. Both gaming smartphones have displays with a Pixelworks i6 chipset and 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The Pro model also has a tiny ROG Vision-enabled PMOLED display on the back panel.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and Adreno 730 GPU are found inside the Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro. The latter has up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM, while the standard model has up to 12GB. Both smartphones have the GameCool 6 cooling system from Asus. The largest cooling improvement since the launch of the ROG Phone series, according to the manufacturer. It includes an updated, 360-degree CPU cooling system that dissipates heat more effectively. According to Asus, the performance has increased by as much as 10 degrees Celsius.
The Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro both include three back cameras for photography. They have 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensors, 13-megapixel, 125-degree wide-angle cameras, and 5-megapixel, close-up cameras. The smartphones are equipped with 12-megapixel cameras for selfies and video calls.
The Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro both have two USB Type-C ports, 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6 with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.2, and other connectivity options. GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou, QZSS, NaviC, an accelerometer, an e-compass, a proximity sensor, an ambient light sensor, an under-display fingerprint sensor, a gyroscope, and ultrasonic sensors for grip press and AirTrigger 6 are among the onboard sensors.
The UFS 3.1 storage capacities of the Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro are 256GB and 512GB, respectively. They include 6,000mAh batteries and offer fast charging at up to 65W. (30W charger in box). Two 5-magnet 12×16 Super Linear speakers tuned by Dirac are included with the phones. Both phones have an IPX4 water resistance rating. The Pro model of the phones has a ROG Vision PMOLED display on the back panel, whilst the non-pro variant has an illuminated ROG logo. This is another significant difference between the phones, in addition to RAM and storage options. They both weigh 239g and have dimensions of 172.83×77.25×10.3mm.
The AeroActive Cooler 6 is an accessory for the Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro smartphones that feature an integrated thermoelectric cooling system to drastically reduce the temperature of your ROG Phone. This add-on item can be used wirelessly and is powered by the phone’s battery. Additionally, a PS4, Xbox, or Stadia controller with an adjustable arm may be attached to the ROG phone using the ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad, an expansion dock, and a ROG Clip. The AeroActive Cooler 6 is an accessory for the Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro smartphones that feature an integrated thermoelectric cooling system to drastically reduce the temperature of your ROG Phone. This add-on item can be used wirelessly and is powered by the phone’s battery.
Additionally, a PS4, Xbox, or Stadia controller with an adjustable arm can be attached to the ROG phone using the ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad, an expansion dock, and a ROG Clip.
|SPECS||ROG PHONE 6 PRO 5G||ROG PHONE 6 5G|
|OS||Android v12||Android v12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1|
|CPU||3.2 GHz, Octa Core Processor||3.2 GHz, Octa Core Processor|
|GPU||Adreno 730||Adreno 730|
|Battery||6000 mAh, Li-Po Battery||6000 mAh, Li-Po Battery|
|Fast charging||65W Fast Charging||65W Fast Charging|
|Rare Camera||50 MP (Main)|
13 MP (Ultra Wide)
5 MP (Macro) with autofocus
|50 MP (Main)|
13 MP (Ultra Wide)
5 MP (Macro) with autofocus
|Video recording||8K @ 24fps UHD, 4K @ 30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 60fps FHD||8K @ 24fps UHD, 4K @ 30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 60fps FHD|
|Front Camera||12 MP||12 MP|
|Storage||512 GB||512 GB|
|Display||6.78 inches, 1080 x 2448 pixels, 165 Hz, Color AMOLED screen (1B)||6.78 inches, 1080 x 2448 pixels, 165 Hz, Color AMOLED screen (1B)|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass Victus||Gorilla Glass Victus|