Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has officially been released and it is expected to be available in Nepal soon. After a lot of rumours and teasers, Asus has finally unveiled its latest gaming smartphones, namely ROG Phone 6 and its Pro version.
The ROG phone has always been the pinnacle in smartphone gaming and the new launch should only heighten its reputation. Many changes and upgrades can be seen in the new series and it can be a real treat for all the gamers out there. However, all the glitz and glamour come with a hefty price tag.
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has everything that you would expect from a flagship phone and comes with a new and attractive design with a secondary display. This can be an interesting addition to the users. Similarly, it comes with the latest chipset from Qualcomm and is coupled with a large storage option. It also features improved camera performance and can record videos in high definition. The phone has a large battery backup, which is supported by a fast charger. It also has an updated cooling system.
Let’s get into the details of the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro.
|Dimensions||Height: 173 mm |
Width: 77 mm
Thickness: 10.3 mm
Weight: 239 grams
|Display||6.78-inch AMOLED, 165Hz, HDR10+, 1,200 nits|
|Resolution||1,080*2,448 pixels, 395 PPI density|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm)|
|Storage||512GB UFS 3.1|
|SD card slot||No|
|Camera||Front: 12 MP |
Rear: 50 MP, f/1.9,PDAF
13 MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide)
5 MP (macro)
Symmetrical dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound
5-magnet stereo speaker with Cirrus Logic amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effects
Hi-res audio up to 384 kHz / 32-bit for 3.5mm output
Qualcomm WCD9385 for Hi-Res output
Audio wizard with multiple listening profiles
Tri-microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
3.5mm headphone jack
|Battery||6,000 mAh, li-po, non-removable |
65W fast charging
10W reverse charging
Power delivery 3.0
Quick charge 5
|Sensors||In-display fingerprint sensor |
Ultrasonic sensors for Air Trigger 6 and grip press
|Price (Expected)||Rs 170,000|
Design and display
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has a glass front, glass back and an aluminium frame build. The phone has a unique design. The back of the phone is something unlikely you have seen in a regular smartphone. It has a secondary two-inch OLED display, which ROG marketed as a full-colour ROG vision display that is customisable to six different scenarios. There is also an RGB dare to play logo, which can also be modified according to the use. The phone has an extra charging port at the side so that the users can continue their gaming while the phone gets charged. Similarly, the camera module also has a neat finish.
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has an ultrasonic trigger on the upper corner of the frame and can be used during gaming. The curved back also makes the phone comfortable in the hands. The back of the phone has Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Better protection was expected from a flagship phone. Also, IPX4 waterproof rating does not seem impressive at all.
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro is heavier and thicker than a normal smartphone. The phone weighs around 239 grams and is 10.3mm thick. It is available in white only.
On the front of the phone is a 6.78-inch AMOLED display offering a resolution of 1,080*2,448 pixels with 395 PPI density. This is one of the first displays on a smartphone with a refresh rate of 165Hz. The display also supports the HDR10+ feature allowing a more dynamic view of the media. Using the phone in a broad daylight should also not be a problem as it can reach a peak brightness of up to 1200 nits. Furthermore, the display also has a 720Hz touch sampling rate, resulting in immediate and smooth touch response. The display has Gorilla Glass Victus protection and also has Eye Care Display technology.
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has a triple camera system. The main camera on the back is a flagship Sony IMX766 50 MP camera, which is said to have improved image quality and HDR processing. The camera is accompanied by 13MP ultrawide and 5MP macro sensors. On the front is a 12MP camera for selfies or live-streaming.
The main camera on the phone is capable of capturing 8K resolution videos at 24fps while it can manage to capture 4K resolution videos at up to 120 fps. Enhanced software programs like HDR10+ video mode enables the camera to record high-quality videos. The front camera is only capable of capturing videos in 1080p resolution.
Gaming performance and storage
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro is a fully dedicated gaming smartphone and everything on the phone is built around that. The phone runs on Android 12 mixed up with the company’s custom Zen UI with ROG UI. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm), Qualcomm’s latest smartphone chipset. This should provide the phone with an unmatched speed and performance. Similarly, Adreno 730 makes sure that the games run smoothly. Supporting the games that require the highest performance should never be an issue for ROG Phone 6 Pro.
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro offers a massive 18GB of RAM coupled with 512GB of internal storage. This is probably the highest combination of storage on a smartphone. There is no memory card slot on the phone, but the internal storage makes up for that. For cooling, during gaming, it features an all-new 360 degrees CPU cooling technology. This will allow the game to run smoothly with the best graphics available and without dropping the frame rate.
The customisable air triggers on the phone provide an advantage during gaming over traditional smartphones. There are no physical pop-up triggers on the phone but rather a simple touch-sensitive control that can be configured to the user’s preference.
Battery life, connectivity and others
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has a 6,000mAh non-removable li-po battery. However, instead of a single large unit, the battery has been divided into two 3,000mAh halves. ROG claims this helps in the management of the phone balance and its heat–dissipation capabilities as well.
The charging feature on the phone is also equally impressive as it features a 65W fast charger that can get the battery fully charged in just 42 minutes. This can be extremely useful during gaming. Furthermore, the phone also supports 10W reverse charging. Due to the display on the back panel of the phone, there is no wireless charging feature on the phone.
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro features dual sims with support of 5G network connectivity. It also has Wifi 6 for faster internet connectivity. The Bluetooth 5.2 on the phone can be used for wireless pairing while the USB Type-C 3.1 (side) and USB Type-C 2.0 (bottom) cable can be used for charging or wired pairing with other devices.
The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has a GameFX audio system that offers symmetrical dual speakers for balanced stereo sound effects. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition to the premium sound quality, GameFX also lets the user individually fine-tune the EQ bands for different scenarios effects, such as games, music, or cinema.
Notable features on the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro include:
- Unique design
- Secondary OLED display on the back panel
- 6.78-inch AMOLED display
- 165Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate
- Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset
- 8K video recording
- HDR10+ video recording
- 4K 120fps slo-mo
- 360 degrees CPU cooling technology
- 18GB RAM and 512 GB internal storage
- 5G support
- Android 12
- 6,000 mAh battery backup
- 65W fast charging
- Reverse charging support
- Ultrasonic triggers
- GameFX audio system
- Side charging port
- Triple camera set up
The price of the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro is EUR 1,299. There is no official news about the launch of smartphones in Nepal. However, you can expect a price range from Rs 170,000 if the phone is launched here.