Asus unveils the ROG Phone 6 with 165Hz AMOLED screen and up to 18 GB RAM

Tudor Cibean

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Wow! The ROG Phone 6 series features Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, up to 18 GB of speedy LPDDR5 RAM, a big AMOLED display with a 165 Hz refresh rate, and a massive 6,000 mAh battery. Ignoring the camera department, this is one of the best-specced phones out right now, although it comes with a price tag to match.

Asus has just announced a new flagship phone belonging to its ROG gaming brand. The appropriately-named ROG Phone 6 comes equipped with some of the best specs you can find right now in the mobile world, possibly making it a good choice for anyone looking for a high-end phone, not just gamers.

It features Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, which offers higher CPU and GPU clock speeds than the non-plus variant. It should also be more efficient, thanks to TSMC's 4nm manufacturing process.

The standard ROG Phone 6 sports up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.1, while the Pro version has a whopping 18 GB RAM (but the same amount of storage). The Pro also gets a tiny secondary display on its back to show notifications or animations, while the vanilla variant only has decorative RGB elements.

Asus equipped the ROG Phone 6 with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x2448 and a 165 Hz refresh rate. The gaming-centric phone features programmable touch buttons on the side, which act as gamepad triggers.

The cameras are unfortunately not as impressive as the phone's other specs. It comes with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide, and a 5-megapixel macro shooter. On the front, there's a 12-megapixel Sony IMX663.

Keeping the lights on is a 6,000 mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging. The phone has two USB-C ports — one on the bottom and one on the side — so you can charge the phone more easily while gaming in landscape orientation.

You can preorder Asus' new gaming phones today in the UK, Europe, and Taiwan, although the company didn't mention when they'll start shipping. The ROG Phone 6 starts at €999, while the Pro version costs a whopping €1,299.

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hahahanoobs

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The 740Hz touch polling rate has MKBHD saying it's the fastest feeling phone he's used.
I think that's what he said. It looks like a sweet phone, but I'm more of a mid-ranger.
 

Lionvibez

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Lol at this point just buy a regular phone and a gaming laptop. Both dedicated devices will be better than one trying to do both.
 

DaveBG

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I bet Samsung will up the game. My next phone should have 20GB RAM. Samsung has the best software features so I only use them for phones.
 

Fearghast

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Considering the quality of Asus software and quality of 99,999% Android / iOS games, I would avoid it like a plague.
It does not make any sense to make a gaming device for the platform without good games.

It's like Nintendo Switch ... but upside down version.
 

StupidPeopleSuk

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I would love to have a phone, any phone, with the specs this thing has, especially the huge battery, (I'm not that concerned about the cameras being so-so), but like everyone else, I simply REFUSE to pay the stupid ROG tax and will wait for the coming wave of price cuts after they have sold a whopping 126.43 of these at the launch price :)
 

Athlonite

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I would love to have a phone, any phone, with the specs this thing has, especially the huge battery, (I'm not that concerned about the cameras being so-so), but like everyone else, I simply REFUSE to pay the stupid ROG tax and will wait for the coming wave of price cuts after they have sold a whopping 126.43 of these at the launch price :)
Oppo have 5000mAh batteries in their A72 an A92 phones and they're not expensive at all
 

RaXelliX

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I would love to have a phone, any phone, with the specs this thing has, especially the huge battery, (I'm not that concerned about the cameras being so-so), but like everyone else, I simply REFUSE to pay the stupid ROG tax and will wait for the coming wave of price cuts after they have sold a whopping 126.43 of these at the launch price :)
It will likely be replaced later this year with upgraded model that has SD 8+ Gen2 variant and LPDDR5x RAM. Should be a good performance bump. Personally I would also like to see main camera upgraded to Sony's IMX989 1-Inch sensor. And for ASUS to properly commit to 5 years of security updates like Samsung.
 

StupidPeopleSuk

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Oppo have 5000mAh batteries in their A72 an A92 phones and they're not expensive at all
Trudat, but this one has a 6000mAh battery...my dream size since I do almost everything on my phone all day long & sometimes into the wee hours of the night too :)

Any idea how many major android updates Oppo does ? Hopefully moar that ASUS's obscene limit of 2...
 

Athlonite

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My Oppo A72 has had 3 major updates aswell as 6 security related ones since I've owned it (a little over two years now)

The 6000mAh battery in this Asus phone isn't going to last any longer than the 5000mAh one in my Oppo A72 considering it's a handheld gaming device first and phone second