With the arrival of the Asus ROG Phone 6, we’re looking at what to expect when you receive the next update in the series.
When Will The Asus ROG Phone 6 Be Released?
The previous Asus ROG Phone 5 and 5 Pro went on sale in some parts of Asia in March 2021, but entered wider markets in May. Although the UK saw different configurations of the 5, it did not get the 5 Pro. European customers got both, and in the US there was a single version of the ROG Phone 5
So far, rumors indicate that the ROG Phone 6 will arrive in India and possibly the UK in May 2022. The truth is, we don’t know yet.
As a rough guide, there are times when ROG phones debuted here, but still different regions mean that there is currently no definite date to wear your hat. One thing to note was the lack of ROG Phone 4, as this number is considered a failure in China.
- ROG Phone 1: October 2018
- ROG Phone 2: September 2019
- ROG Phone 3: August 2020
- ROG Phone 5: May 2021
- ROG Phone 5S: August 2021
If you can’t install it until next year, take a look at our table of the best gaming phones to see what other options are worth considering.
How Much Will The Asus ROG 6 Cost?
There is no exact price as the model has not yet been approved by Asus. We can take a look at how the previous models were ranked to let us know why you might have to pay when ROG Phone 6 finally arrives.
Using Taiwanese prices as a guide, we see that the last two generations (5 and 5S) have more or less the same price tags. The standard 5 and 5S costs 29,990 TWD, while the 5S Pro costs 37,990 TWD. There was no 5 Pro, instead Asus chose the 5 Ultimate, which cost 36,990 TWD.
Since the ROG Phone 5 is priced at £ 799 / $ 999 in the UK and US (respectively, there is no official release of the 5S in these regions at the time of writing), the 6 seems to do the same. As always, if Pro / Ultimate editions are available in your area, you will have to pay more for those editions.
We have seen several sites in India like GadgetsNow that prices will be 59,999 Rs for ROG Phone 6 and 79,948 Rs for Ultimate version, so if you live there, there is something to keep in mind.
What About The Specifications And Design Of The ROG Phone 6?
We have a potential look at the design of the next ROG Phone, and it comes from an unusual source: one of Asus’ other phones.
The Zenfone 8 Android 12 update definitely includes a secret view of something similar to the ROG Phone 6 – either included by accident, or like a purposeful Easter egg for loyal fans.
It’s not a radically modified design, but it does have a larger camera module with a flash next to the three lenses and a larger rear screen that extends to the middle of the phone.
This may be a more conceptual sketch than the actual design developed by Asus, but it at least gives us a look at the designs the company is considering.
As for the interior, ROG Phones are designed primarily for gamers, so you can be sure that they will assemble some serious equipment.
The current ROG Phone 5S and 5S Pro are equipped with the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus processors available on the platform. It has been replaced by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which should bring improved performance to an already very fast silicone piece.
The ROG Phone 5S series has a touch speed of 360Hz, which puts it behind one of its biggest competitors, 400Hz (Red Magic 6). We can’t allow Asus to continue with this, so we hope that when the new model arrives, it will catch up or surpass this figure.
The YouTube channel Tech 11 has released an excellent concept video for the ROG Phone 6, which looks like a fantastic shopping list but looks good.
The standard 6.78-inch screen on 5S models is unlikely to be larger for the ROG Phone 6. a point.
Expect the same spectacular FHD + AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and a large 6000mAh battery to allow you to enjoy long gaming sessions.
As with the 5S, rumors suggest that the best feature will offer 18GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 memory, and will be available in a variety of configurations, starting at 8GB / 128GB. You also need 5G, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 to meet all your connection needs.
The cameras on the 5S consisted of a 64Mp Sony IMX686 sensor, 13Mp 125 degrees ultra wide and 5Mp macro. True, some of these may be compatible with the larger sensors offered by other phones, but by focusing on gaming performance rather than optics, we think it will remain a configuration in the Rog Phone 6.
Of course, there are still many features and specifications to confirm, so we will update this article regularly as new information becomes available. In the meantime, take a look at our guide to the best smartphones to see what the Asus ROG Phone 6 has to offer.