ASUS’ gaming division Republic of Gamers revealed the ROG Phone 6 in a showcase last night, describing its specs, features and what we as users can expect from the latest iteration of the ROG Phone. Excitingly, the most important part, was that ASUS South Africa has finally confirmed that the ROG Phone will be coming to South Africa.
The ROG Phone 6: For Those Who Dare virtual event took place last night where ASUS detailed the ROG Phone 6 as well as the accessories for the device, as well as a collection of their headsets that are designed to work perfectly with the ROG Phone 6.
The ROG Phone 6 will have two iterations – the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro – and will be powered using the latest flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile platform. The ROG Phone 6 will offer up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of storage space, along with a 6.8″ Samsung AMOLED HDR10+ display that will offer a 165Hz refresh rate, 720Hz sampling rate and 23ms latency.
The ROG Phone 6 will be cooled by the GameCool 6 system which offers a “360 degree CPU cooling technology, a 30% larger vapour chamber and 85% larger graphite sheets, along with a centered-CPU design to increase heat dissipation from the core”. Armoury Crate is also where users can fine-tune performance settings using the Performance Manager, which “gives them a competitive edge in any gaming scenario”.
The ROG Phone 6 also features a 6000 mAh battery along with a 65-watt HyperCharge adapter for faster charging. The Battery comprises two 3000 mAh cells for a more efficient release of power resulting in a longer battery lifespan and enhanced battery performance.
While ASUS did highlight impressive specs and the ultra-futuristic design of the ROG Phone 6 was hard not to look at, the exciting announcement was made after the fact by ASUS South Africa. ASUS SA confirmed that the ROG Phone will finally come to South Africa with the ROG Phone 6. We don’t have a price as yet but we do have an estimated launch date, which is September this year. We will confirm local pricing and availability closer to the launch.
You can watch the full launch event below.