Taiwanese brand Asus officially launched its first Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate gaming smartphone Globally. For the first time ever in the ROG lineup, Asus ditched Qualcomm’s top-notch Snapdragon 8+ gen 1 processor. A few months ago, Asus unveiled ROG Phone 6 series in India. Although the ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro both smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Processor and the latest offering in ROG Phone 6 series- ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate run MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ Chipset.
As we saw from the beginning Asus always opts for the Qualcomm processors for its ROG series smartphones but Asus changing the trend, Asus chooses to go with the MediaTek this time. The new Asus ROG Phone 6D ultimate is the first gaming smartphone to feature a MediaTek architecture.
Asus wanted to offer users more choice in terms of Chipset, says Asus (about its Switching from Qualcomm to MediaTek). MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000+ chipset is a slightly overclocked version of Standard MediaTek Dimensity 9000.
A Stunning 165Hz Samsung AMOLED display
Asus ROG Phone 6D ultimate has the same display specifications as the ROG Phone 6 Pro. The smartphone flaunts a 6.78-inches FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display that offers a 165Hz refresh rate, up to 720Hz touch sampling rate, and HDR 10+ support. It has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection over the screen.
Asus didn’t do any ‘ultimate’ with display, follows similar specifications as the ROG Phone 6. And one noticeable thing is ROG Phone 6D Ultimate has a 2-inch OLED secondary display at the back that can show multiple animations and notifications. There is also support for DC dimming and Delta E <1 color accuracy.
Asus’ first gaming phone powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC
It’s quite surprising to see the Asus’ latest offering equipped with Mediatek architecture. Providing consumers with more choices in terms of chipsets in the ROG lineup. It is the first smartphone in the ROG series powered by MediaTek SoC. In the upcoming time, we can expect Asus may announce more ROG series smartphones that will be powered by MediaTek processors.
Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor paired with Arm Mali G710 GPU with ten cores. The Geekbench score of the Dimensity 9000+ is quite surprising, its multi cores score is on par with the A15 Bionic chipset.
Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate comes with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. To take the gaming experience to its peak, Asus offers an Armoury crate which offers a bunch of customizations from changing the settings of the individual games to adjusting the power profiles. The smartphone runs on Android 12 out of the box.
A 50MP Sony IMX766 Primary Camera
In Optics, the Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate features a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera coupled with a 13MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP macro lens. It has a 12MP selfie snapper for capturing stunning selfies and video chats.
Massive 6,000mAh battery
Asus also packs the same battery configurations for the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate smartphone. Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate smartphone houses a 6000mAh battery with 65W wired fast charging support. The smartphone can easily last over a day without any issues.
Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth v 5.3, GPS, NFC, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB type ‘C’ port for charging and data transfer.
Other features include an In-display fingerprint sensor, IPX4 water resistance, Ultrasonic Air triggers, and 12X16 dual stereo speakers with Dirac HD sound. The smartphone comes with support for Kunai 3 gamepad and AeroActice Cooler 6.
Pricing & Availability
Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate costs £1,199 (roughly ₹95,400) while its base ROG Phone 6D variant retails at £799 (roughly ₹63,500). The ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate will be available in the just Space Gray color option.
Asus has not yet revealed any details about its India or other region’s launch.
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