Asus’ latest gaming smartphones are now in Malaysia. The ROG Phone 6D series – which includes the standard ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate – are essentially the MediaTek version of the previously released ROG Phone 6 series, though the Ultimate does have a neat new feature that improves cooling performance.
First, let’s talk pricing. The base ROG Phone 6D with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage retails at RM3,499, while the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate (16GB + 512GB) goes for RM4,999. Do note that the Ultimate is also bundled with an AeroCooler 6 cooling system.
While the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate is similar to the ROG Phone 6 Pro with an ROG Vision coloured PMOLED display on the back panel, it also has an AeroActive Portal. This “door” opens up when the phone is connected to the AeroActive Cooler 6, improving thermal efficiency by up to 20%. This should translate to better sustained performance.
One other new hardware of the ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate is the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset, which is said to deliver 10% faster performance compared to the standard Dimensity 9000. It’ll be interesting to see how this chip compares to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip found in the regular ROG Phone 6.
Other specifications of the ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate include a 6.78-inch 1080p 165Hz AMOLED display, a triple camera system – 50MP primary + 13MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro – a 12MP selfie camera, and a generous 6,000mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging.
Both the Asus ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate are now available for purchase in Malaysia. To recap, the 6D is priced at RM3,499, while the 6D Ultimate goes for RM4,999.