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ASUS introduces the ROG Phone 7 and 7 Ultimate

Taiwanese tech firm ASUS returns with the latest installment from the brand’s renowned gaming sub-brand — the ROG Phone 7 and 7 Ultimate. The new gaming duo features slight design changes, with brand-new accessories, feature-packed internals, and an updated flagship processor.

The ambitious comeback from the gaming brand.

For starters, both the ROG Phone 7 and 7 Ultimate use the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The flagship chipset is accompanied by the new Gamecool 7 cooling system which offers a 10-percent boost in thermal efficiency, thanks to its layers of Boron Nitride, dual graphite sheets, and the rapid cycle vapor chamber. (and there’s also the new AeroActive Cooler 7)

Aside from the advanced heat-dissipating essentials, the gaming-centric duo packs a 6,000mAh battery that charges at 65W through USB Type-C. Additionally, the two new phones support ray tracing and run on Android 13.

Image: ROG

Other than that, everything else is pretty much the same. Although it’s obvious that it’s always the Ultimate variant that gets maxed-out configurations and features as the latter comes with an AeroActive Portal on the back — a motorized cooling air vent for the AeroActive Cooler 7 though it is sold separately on the regular variant.

Finally, the gaming-centric duo sport an enormous 6.78-inch Full HD+ display in an AMOLED panel with a 165Hz refresh rate, 765Hz touch-sampling rate, HDR10+ support, and 1500-nit peak brightness. Camera-wise, the duo has a 50MP triple-camera setup on the back, joined by 13MP ultra-wide, and 5MP macro shooters while up front is a 32MP selfie camera. There are also stereo speakers, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a headphone jack.

Starting at EUR 999 (~PHP 60.8K) and EUR 1,399 (~PHP 85.2K) respectively, the ASUS ROG Phone 7 comes in Storm White and Phantom Black colors while the 7 Ultimate only opts for the latter. They’re now out for pre-order in Europe and Taiwan through the official ASUS website. As for local availability, ASUS is yet to make an announcement.

Via: GSMArena