The finest gaming phone currently available is Asus’ ROG Phone 6

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The brand’s most recent smartphone has a 165Hz AMOLED display and 18GB of RAM.

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Asus may not have the same sales figures as firms like Samsung or Apple, but its ROG line of gaming phones has won over enthusiasts with its outlandish hardware specifications and outrageous styling. After producing gaming gear for computers for many years, the business expanded the ROG brand to mobile devices. The ROG Phone 5 from 2021 wowed us with its performance, two front speakers, and a big 6,000mAh battery despite its exorbitant pricing. The ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro have been unveiled by the Taiwanese business after a few teases, satisfying the cravings of ardent gamers everywhere.

The ROG Phone 6 continues the same design ethos as the device from the previous year. The gadget now has an IPX4 rating, which is the most noticeable enhancement. It’s hardly a big issue considering that IP68 certification has already been granted to all significant Android flagships, but it is the first gaming phone to get an IP classification. For a better gaming experience, the ultrasonic AirTrigger buttons have also been improved to enable various motions. Naturally, because it is a gaming phone, the back has RGB lights.

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The ROG Phone 6 Pro, meanwhile, adds a tiny 2-inch OLED secondary screen on the back. When you activate X Mode or are playing a game, it will display the charging status, incoming call notifications, and other animations. For even more customization, you can even make your own animations.

A 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a blisteringly quick 165Hz refresh rate, 720Hz touch-sampling rate, and 1200nits of peak brightness is housed on the front of the ROG Phone 6. Gorilla Glass Victus from Corning is used to protect it. Asus states that its front-facing stereo speaker system has five magnets for music. A 3.5mm audio connection that enables Hi-Res audio playback is also included.

inside is ticking The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip powering Asus’ newest gaming phone is said to provide 20 percent greater efficiency and 15 percent higher CPU performance than the company’s previous flagship chip. The SoC is coupled with 256 or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 12 or 16GB of RAM. The Pro model comes in a special Storm White colour and boasts an astounding 18GB of RAM.

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To handle all the heat produced when playing games, a new thermal system has been developed. Asus states that it uses a big vapour chamber and 330mg of boron nitride as a thermal compound for improved heat dissipation. A 360-degree CPU cooling system has been added to the exterior AeroActive Cooler 6 to increase efficiency. The cooling device now features four physical buttons, as opposed to the previous model’s two keys. ​​​​​​​

The ROG Phones’ fatal flaw has always been their camera performance. By employing a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor as the main camera, Asus tries to remedy it. A 5MP macro camera and a 13MP ultrawide camera are also included. A 12MP camera is used for selfies at the front. According to Asus, the phone can capture 4K at 60 frames per second and 8K films at 24 frames per second. Connectivity options include dual-SIM 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC.

The battery capacity stays the same as 6,000mAh. The same 65W charging rate results in a reported 42 minutes to fully charge the battery. The 239g hefty phone comes pre-installed with Android 12 with ROG UI. The ROG Phone 6 will retail for €999 in Europe, while the Pro variant will cost €1,299 there. The price of the phone would begin at Rs 71,999 in India.

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