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ASUS opens pre-orders for the ROG Phone 6 in SA

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) South Africa is bringing the ROG Phone 6 gaming smartphone to our shores. Available in only one specification, the device will be available in a limited run. 

The new ROG Phone 6 series includes the ROG Phone 6 and the ROG Phone 6 Pro, the most powerful ROG Phones ever made, however only the ROG Phone 6 (not the 6 Pro, 6D, 6D Ultimate, or 6 Batman Edition) will be available locally.

The base model that’ll be available in South Africa is powered by the latest flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (which also powers the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4) with up to 3.2 GHz CPU clock speeds, 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB of storage. 

Powering the device is a monster 6,000 mAh battery that ASUS says provides “extended battery life for long game sessions.” Visuals are delivered by a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED HDR10+ display that uses exclusive ROG tuning technology to achieve a 165 Hz refresh rate, an industry-leading 720 Hz touch-sampling rate, and a world-beating 23 ms ultra-low touch latency. 

Gaming means advanced control capabilities which is why ASUS has significantly upgraded AirTrigger 6. The ultrasonic sensors fully support various gestures including new features such as Dual Action, Press and Lift, and Gyroscope Aiming.

While bezels on a smartphone are usually seen as something undesirable, in the case of the ROG Phone 6 that’s not the case as they house the front-facing stereo speakers. The GameFX audio system on ROG Phone 6 features symmetrical seven-magnet dual speakers that fire forward for truly balanced stereo sound effects and there’s also a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The sound has been optimised in collaboration with the Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac. The ROG Phone 6 features the Dirac Virtuo spatial audio solution, which uses patented algorithms to enable immersive stereo sound from the smartphone’s built-in speakers while enhancing the speakers’ overall sound quality. Snapdragon Sound technology on the ROG Phone 6 ensures super-low latency processing for lag-free gaming and lossless music streaming, so gamers can hear every detail of their music exactly as the artist intended.

The ROG Phone 6 series is now equipped with a triple-camera system featuring a flagship Sony IMX766 50 MP main wide-angle camera with improved image quality and HDR processing, an ultrawide 13 MP second camera, and a macro camera. Enhanced software features include HDR10+ Video Mode, and there’s also a 12 MP front camera for high-quality group selfies and live-streaming videos.

Availability

The ROG Phone 6 is available for pre-order (while stocks last) via the official ASUS South Africa ecommerce store.

The current RRP (recommended retail price) is R22,999 and the device will only be available in Phantom Black.

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