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Asus ROG Phone 6 with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 launched: Specs & Price

Back in 2018, Asus decided to introduced its ROG gaming brand to the smartphone realm and five years later here is ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro – the 2022 installments with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Just like the previous ROG Phone generation the differences between the Pro and non-Pro model come down to RAM capacity and looks with the Pro getting up to 18GB RAM and a programmable color AMOLED display on the back.

Asus ROG Phone 6 launched

Asus ROG Phone 6

The ROG Phone 6 features a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2448px resolution and 165Hz refresh rates. The touch sampling rate is now 720Hz while peak brightness now reaches 1200 nits in auto mode. Apart from the 165Hz mode, the display can be set to 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz depending on your preference. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus is here to fend off scratches.

The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with 12/16GB LPDDR5 RAM on the ROG Phone 6. Storage is non-expandable and can be either 256GB or 512GB, always of the UFS 3.1 variety.

The cooling system is overhauled to hang with the new Snapdragon chipset and Asus claims it can lower the CPU temperature by up to 10°C.

Asus is bringing back its programmable AirTrigger ultrasonic buttons on the right-hand side and back of the phone allowing you to map your controls inside supported games. The phone also packs dual front-facing speakers, triple microphones, Dirac Virtuo spatial audio and a headphone jack. The phone is also IPX4 splash-resistant.

Asus ROG Phone 6 series unboxing

The camera department also received an update with a 50MP Sony IMX766 main shooter next to a 13MP ultrawide module and a 5MP macro cam. The selfie shooter is now a 12MP Sony IMX663.

ROG Phone 6 still utilizes a 6,000mAh battery split into two 3,000mAh cells and you get dual USB-C ports – one on the bottom and another one on the side. Wired charging is still capped at 65W just like the ROG Phone 5 series. The software front is covered by Android 12 with ROG UI and Zen UI.

Asus is bringing new versions of its signature AeroActive cooler and ROG Kunai gamepad for the ROG Phone 6 series as well as new ROG Cetra True Wireless and Cetra True Wireless Pro earbuds.

Asus ROG Phone 6 in white

Asus ROG Phone 6 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands:
    • HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Version A, Version C
    • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Version B
  • 4G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 66, 71, – Version A
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48 – Version B
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48 – Version C
  • 5G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – Version A
    • 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – Version B
    • 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – Version C
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, July 05
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, July

Design

  • Dimensions: 173 x 77 x 10.3 mm (6.81 x 3.03 x 0.41 in)
  • Weight: 239 g (8.43 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Phantom Black, Storm White
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IPX4 water resistant
  • Illuminated RGB logo (on the back)
  • Pressure sensitive zones (Gaming triggers)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 165Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.78 inches, 109.5 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2448 pixels (~395 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Operating System

  • Android 12

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
  • UFS 3.1
  • NTFS support for external storage

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), PDAF
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
    • 5 MP, (macro)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 12 MP, (wide)
  • Features: Panorama, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers (2 amplifiers)
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS. Up to dual-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (2), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2), NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1 (side), USB Type-C 2.0 (bottom), accessory connector, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 65W
  • Reverse charging 10W
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Quick Charge 5

Asus ROG Phone 6 Price and Availability

Asus ROG Phone 6 in colors

Asus ROG Phone 6 with its 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will retail for €999/£899 in Europe and INR 71,999 in India.

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