On July 5, 2022, ASUS announced the latest model of gaming smartphone “ROG Phone 6”. In addition to adopting the latest flagship SoC “Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1” announced by Qualcomm in May this year, the cooling performance has also been strengthened, and it is powering up to a higher performance gaming smartphone. In addition, it is the first gaming smartphone to support IPX4 equivalent drip-proof, making it more secure to use in various situations.
There are two models in the lineup, the standard model “ROG Phone 6” and the “ROG Phone 6 Pro” with a mini display on the back. There is no limited number model like the conventional model “ROG Phone 5”. The release in Japan is undecided at the moment, but I would like to expect it to be released in Japan.
Equipped with the latest flagship SoC “Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1”
The “ROG Phone” series features top-class performance as a gaming smartphone and a unique world view. The latest model is the “ROG Phone 6”. The best feature is the high performance.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is installed in the SoC. Compared to “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1”, the clock frequency of the CPU has been raised from a maximum of 3.0GHz to 3.2GHz, and the CPU and GPU have each been powered up by 10%. Power efficiency has been improved by 30%, allowing you to play longer games.
Memory is up to 18GB for LPDDR5 and SSD is up to 512GB. Similar to the conventional model “ROG Phone 5”, it has specifications comparable to those of gaming PCs. According to the company’s research, the result of “AnTuTu Benchmark” reaches 1126983 (when using the boost function “X MODE”).
The cooling system is 30% larger in the vapor chambers and 85% larger in the graphite sheet, and the SoC is placed in the center to improve thermal efficiency. The “Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1” is said to have less heat generation than the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1”, but its cooling performance is firmly enhanced. In addition, it is said that the temperature on the back when playing the open world type action RPG “Genshin” for 30 minutes is suppressed to 44.2 degrees.
In addition, an external cooler “Aero Active Cooler 6” for playing games for a long time is also available. It is said that the temperature of the back can be lowered by about 25 ° C with an external cooler that uses a Pelche element and a fan. With the “Thermoelectric AI Coolong System”, the cooling mechanism operates seamlessly, such as using only the fan when cooling is not required, and using the power of “ROG Phone 6” to cool with the fan and Pelche element when cooling is required. It is a mechanism. It is said that the temperature on the back when playing “Genshin” for 60 minutes while wearing “Aero Active Cooler 6” is suppressed to 37.2 degrees.
Organic EL display with a refresh rate of up to 165Hz
Equipped with a 6.78 inch Samsung organic EL display. The screen size is the same as “ROG Phone 5”, but the refresh rate has increased from a maximum of 144Hz to a maximum of 165Hz. The touch sampling rate is 720Hz and the touch latency is 23ms, which is the highest in the world. More accurate aim can be expected in FPS and TPS. In terms of game operation, it has a familiar “air trigger” button at the top.
In addition, the display supports HDR 10+ and has 111% coverage of DCI-P3. In terms of sound, it is equipped with 12 x 16 mm dual speakers and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It also supports high resolution audio, DIRAC, Qaualcomm aptX Adaptive, etc.
“ROG Phone 6 Pro” is equipped with a mini display that supports color display on the back. In addition to displaying various information such as boost mode “X MODE”, accessories, charging, gaming start, phone, etc., more than 60 new animations are also available.
IPX4 equivalent drip-proof body. A wide variety of accessories are also available
The main body is the world’s first gaming smartphone with IPX4 equivalent drip-proof specifications. The battery capacity is 6000mAn (3000mAh x 2), and a 65W HyperCharge adapter for quick charging is prepared.
The main camera consists of a 50-megapixel wide-angle camera (Sony’s image sensor “IMX76650” with a 40% larger pixel size), a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a macro camera triple camera configuration. A 12-megapixel wide-angle camera is mounted on the front.
As an accessory, the new “ROG CENTRA TRUE WIRELESS PRO” was also announced. With earphones that can be connected wirelessly / wired, you can play games with low delay and high resolution as “Bluetooth Gaming Mode” when connected via Bluetooth. When connected by wire, the AI noise canceling function can be used as “Wired USB-C Mode”.
In addition, “ROG KUNAI 3 GAME PAD”, which can be used like a controller for home video game consoles, will continue to be added to the lineup.