Asus ROG Phone 6 FINALLY confirmed with the FASTEST Android chipset

Asus ROG Phone 6 has been confirmed and it will use the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. Here are all the details.  

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:23 IST
Asus ROG Phone 6
Asus ROG Phone 6 has been confirmed with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (Image: ROG Phone 5) (HT Tech)
Asus ROG Phone 6
Asus ROG Phone 6 has been confirmed with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (Image: ROG Phone 5) (HT Tech)

Will there be an Asus ROG Phone 6? If you had this question mind ever since the start of 2022, your answer has arrived. After waiting for almost half the year, Asus has finally announced that a ROG Phone 6 is coming. Asus is yet to announce a launch date but says the phone will be the first gaming smartphone with the fresh-of-the-oven Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. That seems to suggest the launch could very well take place somewhere in late 2022.

Asus shares no information on the ROG Phone 6 and there's no hint on how the phone could look like. That said, based on the past four generations of the ROG Phone, there's not much to look forward to with a new ROG Phone. Asus could be spicing up the rear of the phone with RGB lighting or small secondary displays, and could go for an even aggressive look. The front of the phone could retain its fat bezels and its stereo speakers.

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Asus ROG Phone 6 confirmed, no launch date yet

The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip was also announced hours ago and is said to be a notable upgrade over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Performance boosts are minor but thanks to the new TSMC manufacturing, the Plus variant promises major power efficiency gains, which should address the power drain and heating issues with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Theoretically, it should be a bit faster and run much cooler. We also expect better battery life with these phones.

What remains to be seen is whether Asus plans to bring a successor to the ZenFone 8 flagship from last year, which launched earlier this year in India as the Asus 8Z. The delayed launch could be attributed to chip shortage but Asus hasn't been keen on its flagships lately.

Earlier this year, Asus also announced the ROG Phone 5s after months of delay. The ROG Phone 5s ran on the Snapdragon 888+ chip and retained the rest of the features from the standard ROG Phone 5.

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Other than Asus, it is Realme who has announced an upcoming phone with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. The phone will be called the Realme GT 2 Master Explorer Edition, which is a successor to the China-exclusive Realme GT Master Explorer Edition. Note that the older model debuted with the Snapdragon 870 and Realme could making the GT 2 Master Explorer Edition a more powerful variant of the Realme GT 2 Pro, which launched in India months ago.

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First Published Date: 21 May, 19:13 IST