Initially unveiled last month, the Asus ROG Phone 7 and the Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate have landed in Malaysia today. For the most part, these two phones feature very similar hardware, though the Ultimate model does come with a rather unique cooling system.
First up, prices. For the Malaysian market, the standard ROG Phone 7 starts at RM3,599 for the 12GB + 256GB model, while the 16GB + 512GB configuration goes for RM4,299. As for the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate (16GB + 512GB) with a more robust cooling solution, it’s priced at RM4,999, which includes the AeroActive Cooler 7.
One of the most unique features of the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is its AeroActive Portal, which is a port on the back of the phone that opens up when the AeroActive Cooler 7 is connected. This allows for “nearly 1L of cold air per second” to be blown directly to the heat dissipation fins (in the vapour chamber) that are connected to the CPU. It’s worth noting that the AeroActive Cooler 7 is also packed with a subwoofer now for improved bass response.
Aside from that, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate, just like last year’s model, features a ROG Vision color PMOLED display on the back panel. It can show customisable graphics for various scenarios, including incoming calls, launching a game, or entering the phone’s high performance “X Mode.”
Beyond these differences, the ROG Phone 7 and ROG Phone 7 Ultimate have the same hardware. These include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, a 6.78-inch 2448 x 1080 AMOLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate, a triple camera system (50MP primary + 13MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro), a 32MP selfie camera, and a 6,000mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging.
The Asus ROG Phone 7 is now available for purchase in Malaysia from RM3,599, while the Ultimate model will arrive here on 15 May. Asus Malaysia is also running a roadshow at the Centre Court of Pavilion Bukit Jalil to showcase its latest gaming phones, which is happening now until 14 May this Sunday. You can get freebies worth up to RM946 by purchasing the phone at the roadshow or through Asus’ online store.