In the first half of the year, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor had no equals in the Android camp. As for the second half, a follow-up chip dubbed the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will substitute its sibling. But it still causes a question – which smartphone brand will debut the chip? Although there have been some rumors suggesting that Motorola will get an exclusive window, we have no confidence it will be so. Well, the competition is too fierce. And as soon as in the first weeks of July, we will see almost all major smartphone makers launching their own models with the mentioned processor. In this regard, the ASUS ROG Gaming Phone 6 is going to become the first gaming smartphone with a chip onboard. The phone has been set to be unleashed on July 5.
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Recently, the 3C authority of China approved two ROG Phone 6 smartphones with AI2201_A and AI2201_B model numbers. Moreover, the latter has also got TENAA certification. From the corresponding documents, we can learn about some key features of the upcoming handsets.
ASUS ROG Gaming Phone 6 Features
For instance, the ROG Gaming Phone 6 (AI2201_B) will have a thickness of 10.39mm and a weight of 229 grams. Apart from this, our protagonist will sport a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with support for a 165Hz refresh rate. At the moment, we have no exact information concerning its screen resolution. But as long as we are dealing with a gaming smartphone, there is every reason to think that it wouldn’t be below Full HD. Also, the phone should run ROG Phone UI on top of Android 12 out of the box.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip is expected to be paired with 18GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. Also, the ASUS ROG Gaming Phone 6 ought to come with a dual-2,925mAh battery. The total size of its battery could be 6,000mAh. From the 3C certification, we learned about a 65W fast charging solution.
There will be a 12MP front shooter as well as a triple-camera on the opposite side. By the way, the latter will include a primary sensor of 64MP resolution.