While the term “gaming phone” might still be a bit embarrassing, there’s no doubt that phones designed specifically for mobile gaming are often performance beasts, whether you intend to play games or just use it as a regular old phone. The ROG Phone 6 from ASUS comes in two colors — Phantom Black and Storm White — and starts at $999.99, depending on how much storage and memory you need. You can choose between 8, 12 and 16 GB of RAM and between 256 and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
No matter which memory and storage configuration you choose, ASUS ROG Phone 6 will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, Adreno 730 GPU, Bluetooth v5.2, built-in Wi-Fi 6E support, 5G network technology, and a high-capacity 6000mAh battery with Quick Charge technology. 5.0 and 65W power adapter included. The 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED display features a 165Hz refresh rate, up to 720Hz touch sampling rate, and 23ms touch latency.
To enhance your mobile gaming experience, ROG Phone 6 has GameCool 6 thermal system to keep everything cool from three different directions, AirTrigger 6 for easy game control, and a proprietary Armory Crate app where you can monitor absolutely everything you need to. There is also a high X-axis linear motor below the surface to make games more immersive, with a vibration frequency of up to 130Hz. Then, you can either connect a pair of headphones via Bluetooth or the 3.5mm jack, or play audio through the GameFX sound system, which features dual symmetrical speakers enhanced by Dirac and Snapdragon Sound technology.
Despite the heavy focus on gaming-specific features, the ROG Phone 6 doesn’t skimp on its camera setup. For selfies you have a 12MP camera, and for all the others there is a 50MP main camera with Sony IMX766 sensor, a 13MP wide camera, and a 5MP macro lens for telephotos. .