ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) South Africa has announced that only one model of the ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone will be available in South Africa with limited devices.
The new ROG Phone 6 series includes the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro, the most powerful ROG phones ever made, ASUS said.
The base model that will be available in South Africa is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform with CPU clock speeds of up to 3.2GHz, 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of storage, ASUS said.
The ROG Phone 6 features a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED HDR10+ display that uses exclusive ROG tuning technology to achieve a 165Hz refresh rate, 720Hz touch sampling rate and ultra-low 23ms touch latency .
ASUS said that the AirTrigger 6 has been significantly upgraded.
“Ultrasonic sensors fully support multiple gestures, including new features like dual action, press and lift, and gyroscope orientation.”
The ROG Phone 6 series is equipped with a triple camera array that includes a 50MP Sony IMX766 main wide-angle camera, a second 13MP ultra-wide camera and a macro camera.
“Enhanced software features include HDR10+ video mode, and there’s also a 12MP front-facing camera for high-quality group selfies and live videos,” ASUS said.
The device has a battery capacity of 6000 mAh which provides extended battery life for long gaming sessions.
The ROG Phone 6’s GameFX audio system features dual forward-firing symmetrical seven-magnet speakers for truly balanced stereo sound effects, and there’s also a convenient 3.5mm headphone jack.
Sound has been optimized in collaboration with Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac, featuring the Dirac Virtuo spatial audio solution, which uses proprietary algorithms to enable immersive stereo sound from the smartphone’s built-in speakers while improving the overall sound quality of the speakers .
Prices and availability
The ROG Phone 6 is available for pre-order via ASUS South Africa’s official e-commerce store for R22 999 and is only available in Phantom Black.