Asus debuted two new gaming telephones Tuesday, the ROG Telephone 6 and ROG Telephone 6 Professional, which function the most recent Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor and a Samsung AMOLED show able to operating at a 165Hz refresh fee. Alongside the telephones, the AeroActive Cooling 6 accent that clips onto the road guarantees to cut back temperatures by as much as 25 levels Celsius (77 levels F) from the again of the telephone, and provides tactile shoulder buttons for gaming.
Each telephones additionally embrace a 6,000-mAh battery with 65-watt charging, and extra sensors that add gaming controls via the telephone’s gyroscope in addition to alongside the telephone’s corners. They every embrace a 50-megapixel important digital camera, 13-megapixel ultrawide digital camera and 5-megapixel macro digital camera. Each telephones even have a 12-megapixel entrance digital camera.
The principle variations between the usual 6 and the 6 Professional include its storage and reminiscence choices: The 6 begins with 256GB of storage with fashions that embrace 8GB and 12GB of RAM, whereas the 6 Professional contains 512GB of storage and 18GB of RAM. The Professional additionally has a second show on the again that may present notifications, system data and animations. The 6 as an alternative will get a LED brand that may be personalized to mild up for various conditions.
These are all specs that — like different gaming telephones — are supposed to prioritize energy and efficiency with the intention to get essentially the most out of Android video games. The battery specifically is very notable and its 6,000-mAH capability matches final 12 months’s. That telephone has one of many longest battery lives that we have seen on an Android telephone, in keeping with CNET’s Patrick Holland, and was achieved via two 3,000-mAh batteries. Final 12 months’s telephone additionally had a really quick 144Hz display screen although, and this 12 months’s even quicker 165Hz display screen may have an effect on how shortly it burns via a cost.
Having that 165Hz display screen must also make animations extraordinarily easy, particularly for video games which can be able to supporting that threshold. I discovered throughout my overview of the, which additionally has a 165Hz refresh fee, that just some Android video games assist that proper now since most telephones cap out at a 120Hz refresh fee. For most individuals, 120Hz is a lot easy sufficient, however for the gaming crowd this telephone is focused towards, 165Hz does deliver out a bit extra precision in what you’ll be able to see.
Launch dates aren’t but out there, however once they get a US launch the ROG Telephone 6 will begin at $1,000 and the 6 Professional will begin at $1,300. The telephones for now are set to first arrive in Europe at 999 euros (roughly £860 or AU$1,510) for the 6 and 1,299 euros for the Professional. This places them effectively into flagship territory by way of pricing, and an uptick over final 12 months’s ROG Telephone 5, which began at 799 euros.
Whereas we would want to attend for a hands-on with the telephone with the intention to take a look at its Snapdragon chip, this newest processor paired with the upper refresh fee on a Samsung-made show are intriguing as they each may ultimately find yourself in additional mainstream telephones down the road.