All Hail the King – ROG Phone 6 Officially Arrives in PH

All Hail the King – ROG Phone 6 Officially Arrives in PH

ASUS Republic of Gamers Philippines has officially launched the much anticipated ROG Phone 6 here in the Philippines.

“The latest in our very well received ROG Phone series is a testament on how we have continued to cater to the fast-growing mobile gaming segment since the very first ROG Phone. The new ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro bring the best for Filipino gamers with better than ever specs, features and refinements. We are the leader in the high-end mobile gaming segment, and we are very excited to continue our momentum with the better than ever ROG Phone 6 series.”

Said George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines.

The ROG Phone 6 Series – Power of a True King

ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro

The ROG Phone 6 series will be the first phones arriving in the Philippines that is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform. It’s the latest powerhouse from Qualcomm that has up to 50% better performance compared to the ROG Phone 5. In also has up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of ultrafast UFS 3.1 storage.

They are also equipped with a 6.78-inch 165Hz AMOLED HDR10+ display. The display also features an industry-leading 720Hz touch sampling rate and 23ms ultra-low touch latency. Its refresh rate options can be set to 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz, or 165Hz. This allow users to balance between smooth gameplay and longer battery life.

A gaming phone also needs better cooling. And the new mobile gaming device comes with a new and improved GameCool 6 cooling system. The device also includes an advanced 360° CPU cooling technology. It has a 305 larger vapor chamber and 2 much larger graphite sheets cooling the centered-CPU design. The new ROG Phone also allows users to tweak performance via the Amoury Crate.

Equipped with GameFX dual speaker audio system, the ROG Phone 6 has excellent balanced stereo sound effects. This system was made in collaboration with Dirac, one of the pioneers of digital audio. Snapdragon Sound technology also ensures super-low latency gaming and lossless music streaming.

For long lasting gaming sessions, the device sports a massive 6,000 mAh battery. It also features additional software tweaks for better battery performance and an extended lifespan. It will also come with a 65W HyperCharge adapter for rapid charging. Lastly, the device also sports an improved triple-camera system that now features a Sony IMX766 50MP main wide-angle camera with improved image quality and HDR processing for reliable photos and unforgettable moments.

An Array of Accessories for an Array of Games

ROG Phone 6 Pro with accessories

The all-new AeroActive Cooler 6 is now an AI-powered thermoelectric accessory. It cools hotspots by up to an incredible 25°C. It also improves the gameplay experience by adding four extra buttons at the back.

ROG Kunai 3 gamepad is also making its return, now with a Moonlight White option. It allows mobile gamers to experience console-like gaming on their mobile phone. The gamepad can also connect the phone itself via the special case, or via Bluetooth like other gamepads.

Price and Availability

ROG Phone 6 Price Reveal
ROG Phone 6 Pro Price

The new gaming phone series comes in two models: the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro. The devices will be available for purchase starting at Php 47,995 and will come in Phantom Black and Storm White. They are now available for pre-order at select ASUS/ROG Concept Stores and multi-brand dealer stores. It will also come with an Aero Active Cooler 6 worth Php 4,995 as its pre-order bundle.

Pre-orders in the Philippines starts from July 23 until August 31, 2022 and will be available at the end of August 2022. You can check the link below for the list of participating stores and mechanics of pre-order.

ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro Specifications

ROG Phone 6
(ASUS_AI2201_C)
ROG Phone 6 Pro
(ASUS_AI2201_D)
Dimensions172.834 x 77.252 x 10.39 mm172.834 x 77.252 x 10.39 mm
Weight236g236g
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1
CPUQcta-core CPUs, x 3.0 Hz with 5GQcta-core CPUs, x 3.0 Hz with 5G
GPUAdreno 730Adreno 730
RAM12GB/16GB LPDDR518GB LPDDR5
Storage256GB/512GB UFS 3.1512GB UFS 3.2
Display6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED
165Hz (60/120/144/165 Hz)
2448×1080
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™
6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED
165Hz (60/120/144/165 Hz)
2448×1080
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™
AudioDual front facing speaker (with Dirac HD Sound)
• 5-magnet Receiver (as top speaker)
• 5-magnet Speaker
• External Smart Amplifier*2 (Cirrus CS35L45)
Dual front facing speaker (with Dirac HD Sound)
• 5-magnet Receiver (as top speaker)
• 5-magnet Speaker
• External Smart Amplifier*2 (Cirrus CS35L45)
Rear CameraTriple Camera System
• Main: 50MP IMX766 New CLAF non OIS FOV84.6
• Ultra wide: 13MP OV13B FF FOV120
• Macro(5cm): 5MP (8MP crop) OV8856 FF
Triple Camera System
• Main: 50MP IMX766 New CLAF non OIS FOV84.6
• Ultra wide: 13MP OV13B FF FOV120
• Macro(5cm): 5MP (8MP crop) OV8856 FF
Front Camera12MP IMX663 FF FOV76.512MP IMX663 FF FOV76.5
OS Android 12
• Game Launcher
• Gaming UI
• Classic UI
Android 12
• Game Launcher
• Gaming UI
• Classic UI
Battery6000(Typ.mAh)/5850(min.mAh)
65W HyperCharge
6000(Typ.mAh)/5850(min.mAh)
65W HyperCharge
Connectivity• 3/4/5G – Sub-6GHz bands Rel 15*55 integrated modem
• WiFi
• WiFi Direct
• NFC
• Bluetooth 5.2
• USB Type-C (side: USB 2.0, bottom: USB 3.1)
• 3/4/5G – Sub-6GHz bands Rel 15*55 integrated modem
• WiFi
• WiFi Direct
• NFC
• Bluetooth 5.2
• USB Type-C (side: USB 2.0, bottom: USB 3.1)
Other Features• LGF Type 06 Logo on the back
• AirTrigger
• NTFS support for external HDD
• Fingerprint on Display
• Google ARCore support
• Dual SIM slots
• IPX4 waterproof
• Color PMOLED type on the back
• AirTrigger
• NTFS support for external HDD
• Fingerprint on Display
• Google ARCore support
• Dual SIM slots
• IPX4 waterproof
ColorsPhantom Black
Storm White
Storm White
Price12GB+256GB: Php 54,995
16GB+512GB: Php 47,995
Php 64,995

Source: Press Release

Josef Cagas
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