ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) officially announced the new ROG Phone 6 series of gaming smartphones at the ROG Phone 6: For Those Who Dare virtual launch event today.
More importantly, they’ve also included local variants, price, and availability for the ROG Phone 6 series in Malaysia.
Before we get to that, let’s take a look at some of its features.
What’s in the new ROG Phone 6 series of gaming smartphones
The new ROG Phone 6 series of gaming smartphones are built on the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform with up to 18 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512 GB of storage, and a Qualcomm Adreno GPU. In other words, it has the best available hardware for Android phones right now.
Its display is a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED HDR10+ Pixelworks tuned panel with a 165 Hz maximum refresh rate (60hz minimum) and a 720 Hz touch-sampling rate with a 23 ms touch latency. This translates to a large gorgeous display that’s especially responsive, especially for games.
For sound, the ROG Phone 6 has something it calls the GameFX audio system optimised in collaboration with the Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac, and features the Dirac Virtuo and Snapdragon Sound.
In practical terms, it has two tuned forward-pointing speakers that use seven magnets. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack, and low audio latency.
Although the device is purpose-built for gaming it can still take pictures. According to ASUS, it uses the flagship Sony IMX766 50 MP sensor in its main wide-angle camera, an ultrawide lens with a 13 MP sensor in its secondary camera, and a tertiary macro camera.
There’s also a 12 MP front camera for gamers to look at themselves with.
Powering the ROG Phone 6 series is a bigger than average 6Ah (6,000 mAh) battery that can be fast-charged using the 65-watt HyperCharge adapter.
For gaming-specific features, the ROG Phone 6 series supports gesture controls through the AirTrigger 6 ultrasonic sensors and Armoury Crate, a performance manager.
It also has a centred-CPU design and a larger-than-average cooling system that can be paired with external accessories.
Alongside the ROG Phone 6 series, ASUS ROG also showcased a few matching accessories to go along with the device. They are:
- AeroActive Cooler 6.
- ROG Phone 6 Glass Screen Protector.
- DEVILCASE ROG Phone 6 Guardian Lite Plus.
- ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad.
- ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro noise cancelling earbuds.
- ROG Delta S Wireless gaming headset.
- ROG Delta S Core gaming headset.
Pricing and Availability
The ROG Phone 6 will be available in Malaysia in two colour options: Storm White and Phantom Black.
It also has two variants. The 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant is RM3,599, while the 16GB RAM and 512GB storage is RM4,399. Both variants will be available in Malaysia starting from August 2022.
On the other hand, the ROG Phone 6 Pro (Storm White) with its Aura RGB lighting on the back, 18GB RAM and 512GB storage is RM4,999. It will be available in September for the ROG Phone 6 Pro.
ASUS ROG will begin accepting preorders for the ROG Phone 6 from 6 to 30 July through Shopee and offline channels.
Those who preorder will receive a 1-year warranty extension and an AeroActive Cooler 6.
Preorders through Shopee and receive 10% off on the ROG Slash Hip Bag and ROG Slash Crossbody Bag as well.
Here’s a table of prices and availability of all the products mentioned.