Coming with two major variants at launch, the ROG Phone 6 is currently available for purchase while the ROG Phone 6 Pro is available for pre-order.
These devices feature high-performing hardware such as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform, which is sustained with a monster 6000 mAh battery. The large capacity is combined with advanced battery-care features for extended lifespan, alongside a 65-watt HyperCharge adapter for rapid charging.
Despite being a gaming-centred phone, the ROG Phone 6 series is now equipped with a triple-camera system, featuring a flagship Sony IMX766 50 MP main wide-angle camera an ultrawide 13 MP second camera, and a macro camera – with a couple of software features.
Enhanced software features include improved HDR processing, HDR10+ Video Mode, and there’s also a 12 MP front camera for high-quality group selfies and live-streaming videos.
Continuing its performance emphasis
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 offers enhanced gameplay through the full suite of Snapdragon Elite Gaming® features plus an improved Qualcomm® Adreno GPU — yielding more than 50% performance improvements from the previous ROG phone.
Sustaining the device through grueling workloads is the upgraded GameCool 6 cooling system. It includes a 360° CPU cooling technology, a 30% larger vapor chamber, and 85% larger graphite sheets, along with a centered-CPU design to increase heat dissipation from the core.
Combined with the new performance manager under Armoury Crate, this iteration allows gamers to tune performance settings for different games, giving them a competitive edge in any gaming scenario.
Enhanced controls and tracings alongside visuals
The ROG Phone 6 series is equipped with a 6.78- inch 165Hz AMOLED HDR10+ display with an industry-leading 720 Hz touch-sampling rate and a remarkable 23 ms ultra-low touch latency.
The superb visuals are tuned in collaboration with leading visual-processing company Pixelworks® for world-beating color accuracy.
For even more advanced control possibilities, the AirTrigger 6 has been significantly improved. The ultrasonic sensors fully support various gestures and now include features such as Dual Action, Press and Lift, and Gyroscope Aiming.
Audio improvements included
Optimised in collaboration with the Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac, the ROG Phone 6 series produces balanced stereo sounds through the GameFX audio system – which features symmetrical seven-magnet dual speakers that fire forward. A 3.5mm headphone jack gives users the option to use their legacy peripherals without an adapter.
The Dirac Virtuo spatial audio solution uses patented algorithms to enable immersive stereo sound from the smartphone’s built-in speakers. Snapdragon Sound technology on the ROG Phone 6 ensures super-low latency processing to address the sound lag in gaming, and lossless music streaming – highlighting every nuance intended by the artists.
Availability and Pricing
The standard ROG Phone 6 (S$1,399) is available in Phantom Black and Storm White, and comes equipped with Aura RGB lighting on the back, up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The ROG Phone 6 Pro (S$1,799) is available exclusively in Storm White and features a color ROG Vision mini-display on the back, 18GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage.
Purchasers are encouraged to adopt the ecosystem of modular accessories to unleash better gaming experiences. Such accessories include the AeroActive Cooler 6, ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad for ROG Phone 6, ROG Phone 6 Glass Screen Protector, cases, and more.
A highlight of this release, the AeroActive Cooler harnesses AI technology to direct its thermoelectric cooler and fan at hotspots on its back cover – lowering the temperature by up to 25°C. Four extra physical buttons on the cooler aim to emulate the console experience on the ROG Phone 6 series.
Purchases of the ROG Phone 6 will be tagged with early bird freebies, comprising an AeroActive Cooler 6 (worth S$129).