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It’s summer and so it’s the season for Asus’ new gaming smartphone. Here are the new Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro, equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC

It’s summer and we know that it’s often at this time that Asus in turn draws its new smartphones or at least the one that interests the most gamers among you. Also, after the rumors, Asus has just formalized its new smartphone for gamers. Meet the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro. No Ultimate version since it is the Pro version which is intended for the most demanding. It should be noted that this year, Asus returned to an announcement in summer and more frontally compared to the behemoths of the market.

Still, ROG Phones remain premium smartphones for gamers. And it’s not for nothing that Asus waited for the summer since the ROG Phone 6 embeds the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC, the fastest SoC from the Californian founder. As had already been the case in previous years, Asus is targeting an audience who knows exactly what they want, who are looking for the best possible performance for gaming. Anyone who hesitates with a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, an Oppo Find X5 Pro or more recently a Vivo X80 Pro is clearly not the target.

Features of ROG Phone 6

Also, like last year, Asus has put the odds on its side and we find high-end characteristics with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC (10% faster than a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in CPU & GPU and 30% more energy efficient), an Adreno 730 GPU, 256 to 512GB of internal memory in UFS 3.1, 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM (the Pro version offers 18GB), WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, a USB 3.1 Type-C port on the side and bottom of the smartphone, all in a weight of 239g! There is also a quality and HiRes Audio certified jack. The AeroActive Cooler goes to version 6 by being even more imposing with now not two but four configurable buttons. Note that it does not come standard with the ROG Phone 6. It is offered as an option at 89 euros.

ROG Phone 6

Like its predecessor, the Asus ROG Phone 6 packs an impressive 6000mAh battery which splits into 2 x 3000mAh batteries, allowing it to be recharged to 4200mAh in just 30 minutes. This also extends the life of the batteries themselves. We find the HyperCharge technology which allows wired charging of 65W. Like last year, the chargers continue to be part of the packaging and we note that there is no more ventilation in the back since the cooling system is done internally.

The photo and the screen

On the photo side, the ROG Phone 6 takes up the photo block of its predecessor and therefore offers a photo block composed of a classic wide angle, an ultra wide angle and a macro. 2022 obliges, Asus has updated the main sensor with a Sony IMX766 of 50 Megapixels with an aperture of F / 1.8, an ultra wide-angle with a 13 Megapixel sensor and an aperture of F / 2.4 and a macro with a sensor of 5 Megapixels and an aperture of F/2.0. It is complemented by a higher quality front camera with a 12 Megapixel Sony IMX663 sensor.

ROG Phone 6 Pro

On the audio side, the Asus ROG Phone 6 offers front stereo speakers and Dirac HD Sound support, optimized with Asus headphones. Also designed for streaming, the ROG Phone 5 is equipped with 3 microphones and the position of the latter has been designed for use in landscape mode, just like the front camera which is offset so as not to be bothered by the hands of users in streaming case.

For the screen, we use the same recipe which worked very well last year. Also, the Asus ROG Phone 6 offers an AMOLED Gorilla Glass Victus panel with a Full HD + definition of 1080×2448. The diagonal is 6.78 inches in the 20.4:9 format. Of course, even if we don’t need it yet, we find a refresh rate of 165Hz, as well as support for the DCI-P3 profile, support for HDR 10+ and touch latency with a feedback of only 23ms .

ROG Phone 6 Pro

And for the rest

And finally, because it is above all a gamer’s smartphone, which is a bit of a sinews of war for Asus, we find the Air Trigger which goes to version 6, always faster and with even less latency. As a reminder, the Air Trigger 6 are sensitive keys that allow you to simulate pressure like on the Google Pixels when the smartphone is held in portrait mode. But in landscape mode, it mainly allows you to simulate the L and R buttons like on a real controller. You can even configure a slide, a short or long press, etc. And finally, Asus has obviously taken over its application dedicated to games, Game Genie which allows all kinds of actions such as deactivating notifications or calls, locking the brightness, etc.

ROG Phone 6 Series

The Pro version

This year, the ROG Phone 6 and its Pro version are in themselves quite close with similar basic characteristics. We thus find the same 6.78-inch screen, the same SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the same photo block on the back and on the front. Suddenly, the first difference is on the back with a ROG RGB logo on the ROG Phone 6 while the ROG Phone 6 Pro offers a PMOLED ROG Vision screen that can be personalized.

ROG Phone 6 Pro

In terms of memory, the ROG Phone 6 Pro is the only one to offer 18GB of RAM. Moreover, it is only available in 18GB RAM version with 512GB of internal memory. Similarly, the ROG Phone 6 Pro is not available in a Phantom Black version. That’s it, it’s all in terms of difference and we can say that it is above all cosmetic and that the 18GB of RAM should not influence performance.

Asus ROG Phone 6 Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Screen – 6.78″ Samsung AMOLED display
– Gorilla Glass Victus
– Full HD+ definition (1080×2448)
– Density 395dpi
– 20.4:9 aspect ratio
– 165Hz
– HDR10+
– 720Hz touch sampling rate
– Touch latency of 23ms
– Max brightness: 800nits
– 111% DCI-P3, 151% sRGB
-Delta E

– Pixelworks i6

– ROG LED logo
– More than 60 animations

– 6.78″ Samsung AMOLED display
– Gorilla Glass Victus
– Full HD+ definition (1080×2448)
– Density 395dpi
– 20.4:9 aspect ratio
– 165Hz
– HDR10+
– 720Hz touch sampling rate
– Touch latency of 23ms
– Max brightness: 800nits
– 111% DCI-P3, 151% sRGB
-Delta E

– Pixelworks i6

– ROG Vision PMOLED color display
– More than 60 animations

SoCs and GPUs – Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
– Adreno 730
– GameCool 6 cooling system
– Optional AeroActive Cooler 6
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
– Adreno 730
– GameCool 6 cooling system
– Optional AeroActive Cooler 6
Memory – 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM
– 256GB or 512GB of storage in UFS 3.1
– No memory expansion
– Support for external disks in NTFS
– X Mode and X Mode+
– 18GB LPDDR5 RAM
– 512GB of storage in UFS 3.1
– No memory expansion
– Support for external disks in NTFS
– X Mode and X Mode+
Colors – Metal outline
– Gorilla Glass 3 glass back
-ROG Vision
– Phantom Black
– Storm White
– IPX4
– Metal outline
– Gorilla Glass 3 glass back
-ROG Vision
– Storm White
– IPX4
Camera – Three cameras on the back:
– Wide-angle main camera: Sony IMX766 64 Megapixel, F/1.8
– Ultra-wide-angle camera: 13 Megapixels, 125°, F/2.4
– Macro camera: 5 Megapixels, F/2.0

– Phase detection autofocus
– Video recording up to 8K at 24fps and Ultra HD 2160p at 60fps
– Slow Motion mode in 4K at 120fps, 1080p at 240fps or 720p at 480fps
– 3-axis electronic stabilization
– 4K timelapse

– Front camera with a 24 Megapixel sensor
– Wide-angle lens with an aperture of F2.45
– Front-end video recording in 1080p or 720p at 30fps

– Three cameras on the back:
– Wide-angle main camera: Sony IMX766 64 Megapixel, F/1.8
– Ultra-wide-angle camera: 13 Megapixels, 125°, F/2.4
– Macro camera: 5 Megapixels, F/2.0

– Phase detection autofocus
– Video recording up to 8K at 24fps and Ultra HD 2160p at 60fps
– Slow Motion mode in 4K at 120fps, 1080p at 240fps or 720p at 480fps
– 3-axis electronic stabilization
– 4K timelapse

– Front camera with a 24 Megapixel sensor
– Wide-angle lens with an aperture of F2.45
– Front-end video recording in 1080p or 720p at 30fps

Audio – 12x16mm stereo speakers
– GameFX
– Snapdragon Sound aptX Lossless Audio
– Dirac Virtuo Sound
– Jack plug
– HyperStream II Quad DAC
– 12x16mm stereo speakers
– GameFX
– Snapdragon Sound aptX Lossless Audio
– Dirac Virtuo Sound
– Jack plug
– HyperStream II Quad DAC
Battery – 6000mAh (2x 3000mAh)
– HyperCharge fast charging up to 65W
– Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
– PowerDelivery 3.0
– 6000mAh (2x 3000mAh)
– HyperCharge fast charging up to 65W
– Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
– PowerDelivery 3.0
Connectivities – AirTrigger 6
– Optical fingerprint reader under the screen
– X-Haptic vibration system
-Bluetooth 5.2
– Wi-Fi 6E
– 5G
– 2x nano-SIM
– A-GPS+GLONASS, DNLA, Miracast (WiFi Direct), Google Cast
-NFC
– USB 3.1, USB Type-C
– Barometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
– Proximity and light sensor
– AirTrigger 6
– Optical fingerprint reader under the screen
– X-Haptic vibration system
-Bluetooth 5.2
– Wi-Fi 6E
– 5G
– 2x nano-SIM
– A-GPS+GLONASS, DNLA, Miracast (WiFi Direct), Google Cast
-NFC
– USB 3.1, USB Type-C
– Barometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
– Proximity and light sensor
Software -Android 12
– ROG UI
-Android 12
– ROG UI
Height and weight – 173 x 77 x 10.3mm
– 239g
– 173 x 77 x 10.3mm
– 239g
Starting price – 1029 euros (12GB + 256GB)
– 1149 euros (16GB + 512GB)
– 1329 euros
Availability date – July 2022 – August 2022

The accessories

Taking advantage of the launch of these new ROG Phone 6, Asus took the opportunity to also launch a range of wireless and wired headphones. We start with the Cetra True Wireless Pro (259.99 euros) which can work both wirelessly and wired via USB-C. There are also the Cetra True Wireless (129.99 euros), purely wireless headphones, the ROG Delta S Core (109.99 euros), a lightweight 270g headset or the ROG Delta S Wireless (199.99 euros), a wireless gaming headset that can be used in 2.4GHz or Bluetooth mode.

But that’s not all for Asus’ mobile ecosystem. Indeed, if we obviously find the AeroActive 6 fan (89 euros), Asus also offers glass screen protection (29 euros), shells and its famous ROG Kunai 3 controller (119 euros) in a version optimized for the ROG Phone 6 and for the first time in white.

ROG Phone 6 Pro with accessories

Pricing and Availability

The ROG Phone 6 will be priced at 1029 euros in its 256GB version with 12GB of RAM and 1149 euros in its 512GB version with 16GB of RAM. As for the ROG Phone 6 Pro, it will be priced at 1329 euros in the 512GB version with 18GB of RAM.

While the ROG Phone 6 will be available at the end of July, the ROG Phone 6 Pro will be available in mid-August. A pre-order offer will be offered from July 5 to August 7, 2022 during which any user who has ordered a ROG Phone 6 or ROG Phone 6 Pro will benefit from an AeroActive Cooler 6 fan (89 euros) offered.

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