ASUS ROG Phone 6D Ultimate has an even more extensive cooling system

After the ROG Phone 6 Pro gaming phone was launched, some die-hard fans wondered what happened to the “Ultimate” variant. As it turns out, ASUS waited over two months before unveiling its “one more thing”, the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate. It’s identical to the 6 Pro in almost every way, except for four things: the new “space gray” color; interesting selection of MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ processor (which means “D” in “6D”); transition to faster LPDDR5X RAM memory; and the new ‘AeroActive Portal’ design for blowing cool air into the internal heat dissipating fins. (From now on I will shorten it as a heat sink.)

The AeroActive portal itself is essentially a door hatch that opens when you attach the included AeroActive Cooler 6 so that some of the cool wind generated by the fan – nearly 1000cc per second – is directed through the wind tunnel to the heat sink, with hot air escaping from the top slot. The heat sink is of course connected to large thermal layers covering the logic board and battery cells to transfer heat from the components to the airflow. This is to keep the framerate high for a longer period of time while gaming, and also to make the phone comfortable to hold.

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ASUS claimed that Perfdog turned on after 60 minutes of benchmarking Genshin punch at 60 Hz in air cooling mode, the ROG Phone 6D reached 36.9 degrees Celsius (98.42 Fahrenheit), which is 3.4 ° C less than the ROG Phone 6 in the same mode. This means that the AeroActive portal seems to make a significant difference. Likewise in the “Frosty” and “Frozen” modes (with the thermoelectric Peltier cooling system turned on) and it is worth reiterating that the AeroActive Cooler 6 is the only Peltier-enabled cooler on the market that does not require additional external power; I just need it for the more powerful “Frozen” mode.

Although the AeroActive portal only starts when AeroActive Cooler 6 is connected, it can be temporarily opened in the settings for cleaning. Otherwise, the flap is tightly closed to ensure the phone is splashproof IPX4. It also has fall detection for automatically retracting the flap, and the stepper motor along with the zirconium alloy hinge is apparently good for over 40,000 flips – both of which build on learning from the discontinued Zenfone Flip camera feature.

Thermal design of ROG Phone 6D Ultimate

The 6D Ultimate includes the same set of key features as the 6 Pro: 6.78-inch 165Hz AMOLED display, 720Hz touch sampling rate, up to 512GB of memory, 6000mAh battery, 65W fast charge (42 minutes), front tuned to Dirac – aimed at stereo speakers, ultrasonic “AirTiggers” and customizable color display “ROG Vision” on the rear. It is also the same set of cameras: 50-megapixel main camera with Sony IMX766 sensor, 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and 5 MP macro camera; and on the front is a 12MP selfie camera with a Sony IMX663 sensor.

As for the processor, ASUS unexpectedly switched to MediaTek due to its Dimensity 9000+ chip, which apparently scores a tad higher than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. ROG Phone 6. The company added that while the flagship Snapdragon chipset includes a better graphics processor, The Dimensity processor is said to be 10 percent more powerful (albeit with the same maximum clock frequency of 3.2 GHz). The processor is also complimented by the faster LPDDR5X RAM, although that’s the same reason it’s limited to 16GB instead of 18GB.

Thermal design of ROG Phone 6D Ultimate

ROG Phone 6D Ultimate will soon be available across Europe, with the only model (16GB RAM with 512GB storage) priced at € 1,399 (around $ 1,400) or £ 1,199. Again, this premium model comes bundled with the AeroActive Cooler 6. With it also comes the ROG Phone 6D, which is basically ROG Phone 6 (so only the RGB logo on the back) but instead includes a MediaTek chipset and LPDDR5X RAM memory. . It starts at € 949 (around $ 950) or £ 799 with the 12GB and 256GB base model.

ROG Phone 6 Batman Edition

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ASUS also released the ROG Phone 6 Batman Edition, which is essentially a 6 or 6D entry-level model (depending on the region) with a special storage case, a small LED bat signal projector (you can power it with your phone via USB-C), a special Batman Aero Case and pin for SIM tray with Batman emblem; it comes with its own stand for display purposes. There is no word for availability in the US or Europe yet.

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