Samsung's OLED phones now boast 165Hz refresh rates with Asus' ROG Phone 6, and ROG Phone 6 Pro

A 6,000-mAh battery is also included with the new gaming phones, making them ideal for gamers. Two new gaming phones were unveiled by Asus on Tuesday: the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro. The phones are equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor and 165Hz Samsung AMOLED displays.

In addition to the phones, the AeroActive Cooling 6 accessory includes tactile shoulder buttons and claims to reduce temperatures by 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees F) from the back of the phone.

A 6000mAh battery and 65-watt charging are also included in both phones, along with additional sensors that give gamers extra control over their games through the phone's gyroscope and the phone's corners. In addition to a 50-megapixel main camera, 13-megapixel ultrawide camera, 5-megapixel macro camera, and 12-megapixel front camera, both phones come with a 12-megapixel camera.

The main difference between the standard 6 and the 6 Pro is the storage and memory options: The 6 comes with 256GB storage and models with 8GB or 12GB of RAM, but the 6 Pro has 512GB storage and 18GB of RAM. Pros also have a second display on the back, which can display notifications, system information, and animations.

In order to get the most out of Android games, these specs prioritize power and performance, just like other gaming phones. The battery, in particular, is especially noteworthy. The 6,000mAh capacity matches the one in last year's Asus ROG Phone 5.

The phone had two 3,000-mAh batteries that gave it one of the longest battery lives we've seen on an Android phone, according to CNET reviewer Patrick Holland. 144Hz screens were also used on last year's phone, and this year's 165Hz screen may affect how quickly a battery drains.

Having that 165Hz screen should also make animations extremely smooth, especially for games that are capable of supporting that threshold. While I was reviewing the RedMagic 7, which has a refresh rate of 165Hz, it became apparent to me that only a few Android games support that refresh rate at the moment, since most phones are only capable of handling 120Hz refresh rates.

A 120Hz screen is sufficient for most people, but 165Hz brings out a bit more precision in what you can see for the gaming crowd this phone is aimed at.

The release dates for both phones have not yet been announced, but the 6 and the Pro are anticipated to arrive in Europe for 999 euros (roughly $1,024; £858; AU$1,510) respectively. As a result of this, they are well into flagship territory in terms of price and are up substantially from last year's ROG Phone 5, which began at 799 euros.

In order to see the Snapdragon chip in action, we will need to wait to get hands-on with the phone in order to do so. However, this latest chip as well as the Samsung-made display with a higher refresh rate is quite intriguing as both of these components are expected to appear in mainstream phones in the near future.

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