Asus launched two new smartphones under its ROG Phone series, the ROG Phone 6 and the ROG Phone 6 Pro, in India and the rest of the world. Powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, these devices come with insane specs. As far as performance and hardware are concerned, no other mobile device comes close.
From a 165Hz display to an 18GB RAM, the ROG 6 series packs a serious punch. Here’s everything you need to know about the Asus ROG Phone 6 series. Ever since the first ROG smartphone appeared on the market in 2018, the Taiwanese company has consistently upgraded the lineup with newer models almost every year. It has always been the king of smartphones, at least in specs.
In all of its previous iterations, the ROG Phone had just one task: 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 that people would love to drive daily.
We look at the Asus ROG Phone 6 and the ROG Phone 6 Pro, their specifications, price in India, and availability.
Asus ROG Phone 6: Specifications, price and availability
The Asus ROG Phone 6 has a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that supports a 165Hz screen refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. The phone also has a 720Hz touch sampling rate and 23ms touch latency making it one of the most responsive devices on the market, at least on paper.
The new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset is powering the device with Adreno 730 GPU. Internationally, the device comes with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, but only the 12GB+256GB variant will be sold in India. Asus has also equipped the device with a dedicated Pixelworks i6 display processor that will add additional frames in on-screen content to make the viewing experience smoother.
The Asus ROG Phone 6 gets a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor for the primary camera, a 13MP sensor for the ultrawide camera and an unspecified macro camera. It also comes with a 12MP front-facing camera.
The Asus ROG Phone packs a 6,000mAh battery with two USB Type-C ports for charging, one on the bottom and another on the side. You get 65W fast charging and 10W reverse charging, but you don’t get wireless charging because of the secondary display. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone port, NFC, a tri-microphone array, stereo speakers and 12 5G bands.
The ROG Phone 6 is available in several configurations, but only one variant will be available in India. The 12GB+256GB variant has been priced at Rs 71,999 and will be available in white and black colours.
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro: Specifications, price and availability – 89,999
The ROG Phone 6 Pro is identical to the vanilla ROG Phone 6 in most ways. It gets the same 6.78-inch display, the same Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, the same array of cameras, the same battery and fast charging support.
What sets the ROG Phone 6 Pro apart from the regular ROG Phone 6 is that you get 18GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Instead of the illuminated RGB ‘ROG’ logo on the back panel, the device receives a ROG Vision colour PMOLED secondary display panel, which can show notifications and other elements.
Globally, the ROG Phone 6 Pro comes with 18GB RAM and 512GB storage is priced at Rs 89,999 in India and will be available in a single white colour variant.
As for the availability in India, the devices will soon be available in India, probably by the end of the month. In all likelihood, it will be sold through Flipkart, where Asus will announce a couple of early adopters’ discounts and benefits.