Asus has recently launched two new Android gaming smartphones under the ROG lineup called ‘Asus ROG Phone 6D‘ and the elder sibling ‘Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate‘ in the global market. The two gaming smartphones are quite powerful and optimized well with the MediaTek this time instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets.
Both the ROG Phone 6D models do come with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC that’ll be interesting to see how they will perform in the real life as compared to the Snapdragon processors. We should mention that even though MediaTek Dimensity lineup processors are quite powerful on paper, they somewhere lack when used in real-life performance and multitasking.
Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate: Specifications
The big brother Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate comes with a secondary display at the back panel which seems attractive for a non-foldable device. While the new Space Grey matte finish looks stunning in overall aspect. It packs a 6.78-inches Samsung AMOLED 165Hz refresh rate display that supports a 720Hz touch sampling rate which is insane.
It also supports Delta-E < 1 color accuracy, HDR10+ mode, and DC Dimming feature. For the last couple of years, smartphone OEMs are focusing on including the DC Dimming feature on their AMOLED/OLED display devices to reduce the screen flickering issue in low light and in the low brightness level. While the ROG Phone 6 D Ultimate’s back panel offers a 2-inches OLED matrix color display for showing notifications, quick settings, alters, and more.
It also features AirTrigger 6 with ultrasonic sensors and other gestures for a seamless gaming experience. While the X-axis linear motor will allow up to 130Hz vibration frequency to increase the in-game feeling. Users will also get the GameCool 6 cooling system and AeroActive Portal that helps cool the device from overheating. But there is a new thing. It basically supplies cool air from the outside with up to 20% improved thermal efficiency. Cool! Isn’t it?
The ROG Phone 6D Ultimate also features the all-new 360-degree CPU Cooling technology. Talking about the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC, it uses the MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0 technology. It pairs with the Armor Crate app which can improve the gaming experience further whenever needed. The handset includes 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage.
There is a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor primary camera along with a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP macro camera at the backside. While the front offers a standard 12MP selfie camera. The device packs a huge 6,000mAh non-removable battery, supports USB Power Delivery Charging, and a 65W adaptor for faster charging. It currently runs on Android 12 out of the box.
The ROG Phone 6D Ultimate packs an in-display fingerprint sensor, IPX4 water resistance certification, dual speakers with Dirac HD Sound, a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, dual nano-SIM, 5G, etc. It also supports the AeroActive Cooler 6 clip-on and KUNAI 3 Gamepad.
Asus ROG Phone 6D: Specifications
The Asus ROG Phone 6D is almost the same as the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate model except for the RAM and Storage options. While all other features and specifications are almost the same. The ROG Phone 6D model comes with 12GB LPDDR5X of RAM and 256GB of storage.
While if we take a quick look at the specifications, it comes with the same 6.78-inches Samsung AMOLED 165Hz display, up to 720Hz touch sampling rate, MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC, 50MP triple rear camera setup, a 6,000mAh battery, AirTrigger 6, GameCool 6 cooling system, AeroActive Cooler 6 clip-on & KUNAI 3 Gamepad support, etc.
ROG Phone 6 Batman Edition
Asus has released the ROG Phone 6 Batman Edition for both the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. So that interested people can go with any of these variants depending on the processor. The Batman Edition variant comes in a Mighty Black color option which looks stunning.
It also offers the collectible case design, themed live wallpapers, customized charging animation, and Batman-themed Always-On Display mode & incoming call interface.
Buyers will also get some exclusive accessories with the Batman Edition variant such as the Batman Aero case, Batman ejector pin, and Bat-signal projector. While the rest of the features and specifications will be the same just as the existing ROG Phone 6 models.
Price and Availability of Asus ROG Phone 6D & 6D Ultimate
The Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate has a price tag of £1,199 (INR 95,400 approx) and the ROG Phone 6D model at £799 (INR 63,500 approx) in the global market. Whereas the ROG Phone 6 Batman Edition variant is priced at £1,199 (INR 95,400 approx) for the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset.
However, there is no specific pricing option available yet for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC variant right now. Maybe we’ll have to wait further for that. Additionally, there is no confirmation yet on the India release at the time of writing this article. Hopefully, we may have to wait for at least a few months or so to get official announcements.