Asus Republic of Gamers line-up adds to potent devices that will cater to gaming fanatics. Both smartphones boast an incredible ecosystem of accessories, classy designs and impressive specifications. Both devices have a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, a 165Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms response time. Adding to this, the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection is one of the best gaming-focused displays one could ask for. The display is HDR 10+ certified, which enhances viewing experience, optimizes picture quality and adopts dynamic metadata. It also has a 720Hz touch sampling rate and 1500 nits of peak brightness.
The ROG Phone 7 comes in Phantom Black and Storm White colour variants, while the 7 Ultimate is only offered in a Storm White finish. It has a metal mid-frame and a Gorilla Glass 3 back panel. Both versions feature an IP54 rating for splash and dust resistance. Two significant Android OS upgrades and four years of security patches are promised for the phones, which launch with ROG UI/Zen UI based on Android 13. The ROG Phone 7 features up to 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB of UFS 4.0-based storage and is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with a maximum 3.2GHz CPU clock speed. The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is available in a single variant which offers 512GB of UFS 4.0-based storage and 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM.
The ROG Phone 7 and 7 Ultimate feature Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and a 5G network in terms of connectivity. A sizable 6,000 mAh dual-cell battery powering both models of the ROG Phone 7 supports 65W fast charging, allowing the device to be fully charged in 42 minutes. One can also leverage the charge pass-through technology while gaming.
The ROG-branded gaming phone launched years ago by Asus was distinguished. It primarily sought to revive the gaming phone market that Nokia had previously attempted to establish with the N-Gage gaming phone but eventually failed. The ROG Phone 7 series aims to strike the right balance in the search for the ideal medium between gaming consoles and laptops. The ROG Phone has undergone multiple renditions over the years, with Asus introducing hardware improvements, accessories like the AeroActive Cooler, and minor software modifications.