Asus introduced two new units in its gaming-focused Republic of Avid gamers cellphone lineup, the ROG Telephone 6 and the ROG Telephone 6 Professional. They’re gamer telephones for players who wish to recreation, and the upgraded shows look fairly spectacular.
Each fashions run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and include as much as 512GB of storage. They’ve 6.78-inch OLED screens, the identical dimension as the earlier ROG Telephone 5S, however their 165Hz refresh charges and 720Hz touch-sampling charges are each substantial enhancements over the past mannequin. They’ve 6,000mAh batteries, similar as earlier fashions, and an upgraded three-camera setup. The Telephone 6 will begin at €999 and the 6 Professional at €1,299 — they’re set to launch within the UK and Europe first, and Asus says they’ll come to the US, India and elsewhere later.
The ROG Telephone 6 is available in black and white, and the 6 Professional solely in white. The most important distinction between the 2 fashions is the second OLED display on the again of the 6 Professional, which is type of cool trying however not usually very sensible. You can even get a bit extra RAM on the Professional mannequin — the Telephone 6 tops out at 16GB of reminiscence, however the Professional will go as much as 18GB. Suffice to say the common Telephone 6 mannequin will most likely be sufficient for most individuals.
Asus is clearly making an attempt to construct a cellphone you could possibly additionally use as your on a regular basis system; the corporate has been slowly refining the ROG Telephone’s design over the previous few fashions so it doesn’t scream “gamer cellphone!” fairly so loudly. However that is very a lot nonetheless a gamer cellphone. A lot of the cellphone’s design is about optimizing cooling, as an illustration, and the phrase “we developed a novel 360-degree CPU cooling expertise” was positively uttered in the course of the product’s announcement stream. (The vapor chamber is 30% bigger now!) Asus even up to date the Aeroactive Cooler accent, which is principally only a big clip-on fan that doubles as a easy controller for taking part in video games.
The cellphone’s specs are as spectacular as ever, significantly the show’s refresh and response charges. However as traditional with the ROG Telephones, the query is: to what finish? You don’t want 18GB of RAM to play even essentially the most difficult video games on Android. Asus has a considerably spotty historical past of well timed software program updates, too, and is just promising two years of Android and safety updates for these units. For the value, you’ll be able to most likely discover a system to do most cellphone issues higher. And whilst cloud gaming brings extra high-powered video games to your smartphone, you simply don’t want as a lot on-device energy to make them work effectively. The ROG Telephone 6 is a cool system, however nonetheless doesn’t seem to be a really sensible one.