ASUS’s ROG Phone 6D Ultimate has an even more elaborate cooling system

after the launch of rog phone 6 pro gaming phone, some hardcore fans wondered what happened to the “Ultimate” version. As it turns out, ASUS waited more than two months before unveiling its “one more thing”: the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate. It’s similar to the 6 Pro in almost every way except for four things: the new “Space Grey” color, the interesting choice of MediaTek Dimension 9000+ processors (which is what the “D” in “6D” means), the switch to faster LPDDR5X RAM and the new “AeroActive Portal” design to blow cool air into its internal heat-dissipation fins—I’ll abbreviate it here as a heatsink.

The AeroActive Portal itself is essentially a door flap that opens when the bundled Aeroactive Cooler 6 is attached, so that a portion of the cool air produced by the fan – about 1,000cc per second – is directed through a wind tunnel and into the heatsink , with hot air coming out of the top slot. The heatsink is, of course, attached to generously sized thermal layers covering the logic board and battery cells, to transfer heat from the components to the airflow. This is to help maintain a high frame rate over long periods while gaming, as well as ensure that the phone is still comfortable to hold.

Aeroactive Portal

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ASUS Claims Perfdog After 60 Minutes of Benchmarking jenshin effect At 60 Hz in air cooling mode, the ROG Phone 6D peaked at 36.9 °C (98.42 °F), which was 3.4 °C lower than the ROG Phone 6 in the same mode. That is to say, the AeroActive portal makes a remarkable difference. Likewise in “Frosty” and “Frozen” modes (with the Peltier thermoelectric cooling chip enabled), and it’s worth repeating that the Aeroactive Cooler 6 is the only Peltier-capable cooler on the market that doesn’t require extra power externally – It is only needed that for the more powerful “Frozen” mode.

While the AeroActive Portal only starts when the AeroActive Cooler 6 is attached, you can temporarily open it in Settings for cleaning purposes. The flap is otherwise tightly closed to protect the phone’s IPX4 splash resistance. It also has fall detection to automatically retract the flaps, and the stepping motor with zirconium alloy hinge is apparently good for over 40,000 flips – both of which are based on learning from the now-retired flip camera convenience from zenfone Chain.

ROG Phone 6D Ultimate Thermal Design

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6D Ultimate 6 Pro packs the same set of key features like: 165Hz 6.78-inch AMOLED display, 720Hz touch sampling rate, up to 512GB of storage, 6,000mAh battery, 65W fast charging (42 minutes), Dirac-tuned front-end. There are stereo speakers, ultrasonic “AirTigers” and a customizable “ROG Vision” color display on the back. It also has the same set of cameras: a 50-megapixel main camera with Sony’s IMX766 sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 5-megapixel macro camera; And on the front, there is a 12-megapixel selfie camera with Sony IMX663 sensor.

As for the processor, ASUS made a surprise switch to MediaTek for its Dimensity 9000+ processor, which apparently scores slightly higher than the ROG Phone 6. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, The company said that while the Snapdragon flagship chipset packs a better GPU, the Dimension’s CPU is reportedly 10 percent more powerful (albeit with the same 3.2GHz maximum clock speed), and that’s more important for most mobile games. . The CPU is complemented by faster LPDDR5x RAM as well, though that’s why it’s capped at 16GB instead of 18GB.

ROG Phone 6D Ultimate Thermal Design

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The ROG Phone 6D Ultimate will soon be available across Europe, with the only model (16GB RAM with 512GB storage) costing €1,399 (about $1,400) or £1,199. Again, this premium model comes with Aeroactive Cooler 6. Also launching is the ROG Phone 6D, which is basically the ROG Phone 6 (hence just an RGB logo on the back) but instead packing MediaTek’s chipset and LPDDR5X RAM. It starts at €949 (about $950) or £799 with the base model with 12GB of RAM plus 256GB of storage.

ROG Phone 6 Batman Edition

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ASUS also launched the ROG Phone 6 Batman Edition, which is basically either the 6 or 6D base model (depending on the region) with a special storage case, a small Bat Signal LED projector (you can get it via USB-C). It comes with its own stand for display purposes – a special Batman Aero Case and a Batman Emblem SIM tray pin. No word yet on US or Europe availability.

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