The ASUS ROG Phone 6 series finally made its global launch, with the standard ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro in tow as the world’s first gaming phones powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 platform.
(Update, July 23: The ASUS ROG Phone 6 series is official in the Philippines! Or click on this for our full review of the ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro!)
(Update, July 18: ASUS has revealed the ROG Phone 6 series’ launch date in the Philippines!)
We recently published our initial impressions of the ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro, detailing the phone’s specifications as well as its key highlights. And now that we’ve spent weeks with the top-of-the-line model, we’re ready to share more of our thoughts on the ROG Phone 6 Pro. Watch the embedded video below for more features of the Pro variant. Our final verdict will come once we know its price in the Philippines. Are we going to change our mind by then? Do wait for our long-term, more in-depth review.
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Besides sporting the best-in-class Snapdragon chip, the ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro packs a 6.78-inch E4 AMOLED screen with a 165Hz refresh rate in a splash-resistant body with the fun and customizable ROG Vision secondary display on the back. It’s also equipped with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor alongside a dedicated ultrawide camera and a tertiary macro shooter. Similar to the previous release, ASUS‘ latest ROG Phone has a long-lasting 6,000mAh battery that supports fast charging up to 65 watts using the included HyperCharge adapter.
In Europe, the base ROG Phone 6 starts from €999 (around $1,007 or P56,752 converted) for the 12GB/256GB storage configuration, whereas the ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro has a suggested retail price of €1,299 ($1,310 or P73,794) for the lone model with 18GB RAM and 512GB of storage, same as the unit we’re using.
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