Asus will take the wraps off its flagship gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 6, next week on July 5, 2022. The smartphone was officially confirmed shortly after the introduction of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. In fact, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 prototype device was a ROG device under the skin. Since then, there has been a barrage of leaks and renders revealing details about the upcoming smartphone. Now, TENAA, a Chinese telecom certification website, has revealed the handset’s design and other specifications, leaving nothing to the imagination. Let’s have a look at what’s new.
Asus ROG Phone 6: Design, Features
Going by the images, the ROG Phone 6 carries a similar design language as previous ROG phones, with changes to the camera island and the secondary display at the rear. The camera island is much bigger and is similar to the Snapdragon prototype device. The secondary display is expected to be larger than its predecessor. It gets a “Tencent Games” branding at the rear, which might need a rework before it arrives in India, considering the history of the Chinese gaming company and the Indian government. Talking about its build, expect the same premium aluminium and glass sandwich construction as its previous iteration. The device will come with an IPX4 rating for splash resistance.
According to the TENAA website, the ROG Phone 6 will flaunt a 6.78-inch OLED panel with Full HD+ display resolution. It will come with an insanely high 165Hz refresh rate for smooth UI transitions and an enhanced gaming experience. Additionally, the device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.
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The ROG Phone 6 will be the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest and most powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It is built on TSMC’s 4nm fabrication process, as opposed to Samsung’s 4nm node of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU. It is touted to deliver an improved performance and battery efficiency.
The brand has confirmed a 30 percent bigger cooling vapour chamber and an 85 percent larger graphite sheet to further reduce the heating during intense gaming sessions. The TENAA certification reveals it will be equipped with up to 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The device was recently spotted on Geekbench, scoring over 1300 points in single-core and over 4200 points in multi-core testing.
In the photography department, it gets a triple camera setup at the rear, which includes a 64MP primary sensor. Although the resolution of the camera is the same as its predecessor, it is expected to pack in an improved sensor. It will be accompanied by ultrawide and macro shooters.
According to the TENAA listing, it will feature a dual-cell 6,000mAh battery under the hood, which is the same as its predecessor. It will get a 65W fast charging support, which is a bummer as we expected it to come with at least an 80W charging tech.