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🍐 Hello, and welcome to the Daily Authority of this sunny Tuesday! On Sunday, I discovered that pears go very well with blue cheese. Who knew? (probably everyone but me, to be fair).
Ready for ROG Phone 6?
We’ve taken a look at the ROG Phone 6 as the renders burst out – and while it resembles previous ROG Phones in design aesthetics, the cooling accessory is bigger than ever.
Beautiful (but big)
The latest ROG phone – which many would agree is the best gaming phone on the planet – looks pretty good.
- We got a glimpse thanks to Evan Blass and 91 laptops.
- Fans of the ROG Phone design will feel right at home, as the design doesn’t change too much this time around.
- Although the rear display panel has moved, which is a nice touch.
- The leaked renders only show the phone in white, but we’ll likely see a black variant as well, if past versions are any indication.
What we know so far
In terms of ROG Phone 6 specs, here’s what we expect:
- We should see a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, the same as the ROG Phone 5, but this time around there’s a 165Hz refresh rate (the ROG Phone 5 was 144Hz).
- Under the hood is expected to be a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, promising 15-30% power efficiency improvements over Qualcomm’s current flagship chip, as well as 10% clock speed improvements .
- The chip is still running hot – more on that in a minute.
- We’re expecting up to 18GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage, plus a robust 6,000mAh battery and 65W wired charging, so not much will have changed here compared to the ROG 5 Ultimate.
- There is also a headphone jack.
With the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 particularly hot, Asus had to step up its game to make sure the ROG Phone 6 stays cool.
- The ROG Phone 5 got a little warm during extended play, becoming noticeable after 15-20 minutes.
- While the previous-gen cooler accessory was a little bulky for on-the-go use, it’s absolutely massive this time around, so not the most portable.
We’ll find out more soon as there’s not long to wait for the ROG Phone 6 to launch – next week on July 5 at 8:00 AM EST.
🧟 HTC’s metaverse phone definitely shows the company is a zombie (Android Authority).
🎮 July’s PS Plus games were leaked ahead of Sony’s official announcement (but take that with a pinch of salt): Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and Arcadegeddon are coming (Eurogamer).
- In July 2000, Samsung still had only 4.6% market share.
- In the summer of 2007, when Apple launched the first iPhone (June 29), it still had only 0.3% market share. This figure had risen to 6.8% a year later and had more than doubled to 13.9% by June 2009.
- In December 2021, Apple’s market share was 27.3%, with Samsung taking a 27.8% market share and all other manufacturers lagging behind.
- Gone are the days when Motorola and Nokia topped the charts.
- It is unclear whether these numbers are global or just for the United States.
Have a nice day!
Paula Beaton, editor.