F . CrewJul 06 2022 at 11:24:51 IST
Asus has launched two new smartphones under the ROG Phone series, ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro in India as well as the rest of the world. Powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, these devices come with some seriously crazy specs. As far as performance and hardware is concerned, no other mobile device comes close.
From a 165Hz display to 18GB of RAM, the ROG 6 Series delivers serious features. Here’s everything you need to know about the Asus ROG Phone 6 series. Since the first ROG smartphone came to market in 2018, the Taiwanese company has constantly upgraded the lineup with newer models almost every year and has always been the king of smartphones, at least in terms of specs.
In all of its previous iterations, ROG Phone had only one mission – to be the best gaming smartphone on the market. This time around, Asus wants the ROG Phone 6 to be one of the best smartphones in general that people love to drive on a daily basis.
We take a look at the Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro, their specs, price in India and availability.
Asus ROG 6: Specifications, Price and Availability
The Asus ROG Phone 6 comes with a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that supports a 165Hz refresh rate and screen refresh rate and comes with HDR10+ certification. The phone also has a 720Hz touch sampling rate and 23ms latency which makes it one of the most responsive devices on the market, at least on paper.
The device is powered by the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with Adreno 730 GPU. Internationally, the device comes with 16GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, but in India, a 12GB variant will be sold Byte + 256 GB only. Asus has also equipped the device with a custom Pixelworks i6 processor that will add additional frames in the content on the screen to make the viewing experience smoother.
The Asus ROG Phone 6 gets a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor for the primary camera, along with a 13MP sensor for the ultra-wide camera and an unspecified macro camera. It also comes with a 12-megapixel front camera.
The Asus ROG Phone has a 6000mAh battery, with two USB Type-C ports for charging, one on the bottom and one on the side. You get 65W fast charging and 10W reverse charging, but because of the secondary screen, you don’t get wireless charging. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone port, NFC, a triple microphone array, stereo speakers, and 12 5G bands.
ROG Phone 6 is available in a number of configurations but in India, only one variant will be available. The 12GB + 256GB variant is priced at Rs 71,999 and will be available in black and white.
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro: Specifications, price and availability – 89999
ROG Phone 6 Pro matches the vanilla ROG Phone 6 in most respects. You get the same 6.78-inch screen, the same Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, the same set of cameras, plus the same battery and fast charging support.
What sets the ROG Phone 6 Pro apart from the regular ROG Phone 6, is the fact that you get 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. On the back panel, instead of the illuminated RGB ‘ROG’ logo, the device gets a color ROG Vision PMOLED secondary display panel, which can display notifications and other items.
Globally, the ROG Phone 6 Pro comes with 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage and is priced at Rs 89,999 in India and will be available in a single white color.
As for the availability in India, the devices will soon be available in India most likely by the end of the month. In all likelihood, it will be sold through Flipkart, where Asus will announce some discounts and benefits to early adopters.