ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced the all-new ROG Phone 7 series of gaming smartphones at its For Those Who Dare virtual launch event, and they appear to be packed with a number of interesting features. In addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, up to 16 GB LPDDR5X RAM, 512 GB UFS 4.0 ROM, and 165 Hz Samsung AMOLED display, the ROG Phone 7 and ROG Phone 7 Ultimate feature a new rapid-cycle vapor chamber design that ASUS says increases heat dissipation efficiency by up to 168%, enabling lower temperatures during gaming. The ROG Phone 7 series also features a built-in subwoofer as part of the new AeroActive Cooler 7 accessory to deliver what ASUS has described as amazing 2.1-channel sound. “The ROG Phone 7 puts other phones to shame.”
From an ASUS press release:
The ROG Phone 7 series includes the ROG Phone 7 and ROG Phone 7 Ultimate models and is the latest step in the high-performance evolution of the world’s greatest gaming phone. This futuristically-styled phone — which sports a new two-tone design — combines the game-winning power of the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform with the advanced GameCool 7 thermal system and special ROG tuning to deliver a truly breathtaking mobile gaming experience — and impressively low power consumption. The key to this power efficiency is the revolutionary new rapid-cycle vapor chamber design, which increases heat dissipation efficiency by up to 168%, allowing the ROG Phone 7 series to run games at full speed while maintaining low temperatures.
To make ROG Phone 7 a powerful and portable theater, we’ve increased the effective volume of the ROG Phone 7 series’ speakers by 50% and tuned the system in cooperation with audio specialists Dirac. ROG Phone 7 series now delivers amazing 2.1-channel sound when the new AeroActive Cooler 7 accessory — which houses a powerful subwoofer — is attached.
Additionally, the stunning 165 Hz Samsung AMOLED display’s peak brightness has significantly increased compared to the previous model. And, the ROG Phone 7 series also features the legendary AI-generated in-game effects, customizable AirTrigger haptic buttons, and continuous game-setting updates by the ROG Gaming team that epitomize the core spirit of ROG — to put the player first!
The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate version additionally features the unique ROG Vision matrix display on its rear, and the GameCool 7 thermal system is enhanced with the innovative AeroActive Portal.