18 November 2022
Asus has officially debuted the ROG Phone 6D series after teasing it for a while. It features two models named ROG Phone 6D and ROG Phone 6D Ultimate. These are gaming smartphones identical to the ROG Phone 6 series but the biggest difference is the usage of MediaTek Dimensity chipsets. The Ultimate variant comes with an additional gaming accessory AeroActive Portal. The company has further unveiled Batman special edition phones for both series.
The ROG Phone 6D series sports a 6.78-inch Full HD+ (2448 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus processor coupled with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM. The standard variant features up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage and the Ultimate variant has up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The triple camera setup includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. The front camera on the phone is a 12-megapixel sensor. The whole package is powered by a 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. Other features include a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 5G connectivity, Bluetooth 5.3, WiFi 6E, and NFC.
The Ultimate variant comes with a new AeroActive Portal accessory. It connects with the smartphone to offer a direct path to the phone's internal components. It is said to help the phone become even more efficient at heat dissipation. Both the phones are available in a single Space Grey color.
Asus has priced the ROG Phone 6D at £799 and ROG Phone 6D Ultimate at £1,199 for their respective base configurations.
Asus has also taken the opportunity to showcase the special Batman edition for both ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6D series. It features a special back finish that mimics a cloudy night sky penetrated by a searchlight whenever it catches the light. It also has an RGB logo that outlines the iconic Bat emblem.
The special edition phone comes with custom themes inspired by Batman. It features exclusive-themed live wallpapers, icon styles, animations, sound effects, and more. There are a bunch of special accessories like a Bat-Signal projector, a Batman Aero case, and a specially designed hard-shell travel case.
The ROG Phone 6D Batman Edition is available in a single configuration of 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. It will cost €1,199 wherever it will be sold. Asus is yet to reveal pricing details for the ROG Phone 6 Batman Edition.