The Daily Authority: 🎮 Ready for ROG?

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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?

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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.

Stay calm

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).

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  • 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.

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