ASUS ROG Phone 7 with 6.78″ FHD+ 165Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 6000mAh battery announced in India starting at Rs. 74999

ASUS just introduced the ROG Phone 7, the company’s latest gaming smartphone in India and global markets, as it had promised. It packs the same 6.78-inch Full HD+ AMOLED HDR display with 165Hz refresh rate, but this is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It has up to 16GB of RAM for the Ultimate version.

The upgraded GameCool 7 thermal system in the ROG Phone 7 is the best yet, cooling the CPU from all directions, said the company. It uses a three-pronged approach. First, for short sessions the Boron Nitride (BN) thermal compound on one side of the CPU reduces throttling. Secondly, mid-length sessions are taken care of by the bigger vapor chamber and graphite sheets on the other side of the CPU.

The new AeroActive Cooler 7 that has its fan positioned right over the CPU module — kicks into play for AI-powered active cooling, featuring a Peltier element for extra cooling performance.

The phone has twin front-firing 12 x 16 mm speakers with 50% more effective volume and results in 20% stronger bass performance. Aided by the five-magnet, super-linear 13 x 38 mm subwoofer in the AeroActive  cooler 7, the bass performance is up to 77% stronger, delivering unbeatable 2.1 sound for games or entertainment, said ASUS.

There are AirTrigger ultrasonic sensors on the side of the phone. You can map them to any on-screen touch controls and utilize unique gestures for different actions, like tapping, sliding, and pressing and lifting. Gyroscope aiming allows even more precision than on-screen control sticks, and the Vibration Mapping allows you to map haptic feedback to on-screen buttons.

The phone comes with IP54 ratings for dust and splash resistance, compared to IPX4 in the ROG Phone 6. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner as well. It features a 50-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX766 sensor, along with a 13-megapixel 125° ultra-wide camera and an 5-megapixel macro camera, and a new 32-megapixel front camera.

The ROG Phone 7 has ROG (RGB light) logo and the 7 Ultimate comes with ROG Vision color PMOLED display. It still has the 3.5mm audio jack, Symmetrical dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound. The phone has a dual-cell 6,000mAh battery with 65W HyperCharge fast charging.

ASUS ROG Phone 7 and 7 Ultimate specifications
  • 6.78-inch (2448 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 165Hz OLED 10-bit HDR 20.4:9 aspect ratio display, up to 1500 nits brighness, Delta-E < 1, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  •  Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno next-gen GPU
  • 12GB LPDDR5X RAM with 256GB (UFS 4.0) storage / 16GB LPDDR5X RAM with 512GB (UFS 4.0) storage
  • Android 13 with ROG UI & Zen UI
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 50MP rear camera with Sony IMX766, f/1.9 aperture, 13MP ultra-wide camera, 5MP macro sensor
  • 32MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, dual front-facing speakers, 5-magnet stereo speaker with Cirrus Logic amplifier
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Weight: 239g (Phone 7) / 249g (Phone 7 Ultimate)
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 7 802.11 be, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5), NavIC(L5), USB Type-C, NFC
  • Dust and water resistant (IP54)
  • 6000mAh (typical) / 5800mAh (minimum) battery with 65W fast charging, Quick Charge 5.0 and PD 3.0 Charging
Pricing and availability

The ASUS ROG Phone 7 comes in Storm White and Phantom Black colours and is priced at Rs. 74,999 for the 12GB + 256GB model in India. It costs 999 Euros in Europe.

The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate comes in Storm White colour and is priced at Rs.99,999 for the 16GB + 512GB model. This comes with Areo Active Cooler 7 in the box. It costs 1399 Euros in Europe.

It will be available to pre-order in Europe and China starting today. The phone will be demoed at Vijay Sales in India, said the company.

The phone will be available from Asus India e-Store, select ASUS exclusive stores, select ROG stores and Vijay Sales (online and offline) starting from May 2023.

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