The ROG Phone 7 and ROG Phone 7 Ultimate usher in a new era of mobile gaming

Articles: Smartphones
Apr 13, 2023 Written by:ROG Article


As smartphones have become more commonplace, true innovation has become more and more rare. But at ROG, we aren’t content to rest on our laurels — which is why we consistently push boundaries with the legendary ROG Phone line of high performance gaming phones. This year, we have two incredible models ready to power your marathon mobile gaming sessions: the ROG Phone 7 and the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. Select your loadout — it’s time to get moving. 

The ROG Phone 7 puts other phones to shame 

The latest ROG Phone 7 takes the sleek design of modern phones and adds serious personality. Merging ROG’s cyberpunk influences with the far reaches of space, the ROG Phone 7 is available in Phantom Black or Storm White, with our signature slash design along the back adorned with cybertext flourishes. We took the design a step further with the new addition of glossy translucent glass along the top, showing the futuristic tech underneath. And with an AURA RGB Fearless Eye logo, you can choose up to 8 different lighting presets with up to 16.77 million color combinations to give your phone a truly unique look. 


The real heart of the ROG Phone, however, is the mind-bending performance. Powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, the ROG Phone 7 is clocked at up to 3.2 GHz for 15% faster CPU performance and 20% faster GPU performance than the previous generation Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 on the ROG Phone 6. Meanwhile, the CPU is 15% more power efficient, giving you longer battery life and less heat per frame, for an undeniable upgrade ready to power all your mobile gaming. The ROG Phone 7 comes with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and up to 512GB of ultra-fast UFS 4.0 ROM storage for all your games and media. When combined with our exclusive X Mode, you’ll get advanced CPU thread management that strikes the perfect balance between high performance and low power consumption in the most popular titles, with a rock solid network connection thanks to Wi-Fi 7. 

Powerful performance requires powerful cooling, which is why we’ve overhauled the thermal design of the ROG Phone 7. The new GameCool 7 system cools the CPU from every direction, with a Boron Nitride thermal compound drawing heat to the enlarged Rapid-Cycle Vapor Chamber on one side, with a reshaped graphite sheet dissipating heat on the other side. This new Rapid-Cycle Vapor Chamber uses 6 liquid return channels with trident-shaped wick columns for 168% better thermal cycle efficiency, keeping your device cool even in heated gaming sessions. 


For longer matches, attach the AeroActive Cooler 7 with AI-powered thermoelectric cooling and a front-side air vent right over the chip’s location on your phone. This year, the AeroActive Cooler 7 does more than just boost performance, though: it also contains a 5-magnet super linear subwoofer for enhanced bass in your games. When combined with the ROG Phone 7’s Game FX dual front-facing speakers, you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the action with a full 2.1 sound system. And if you want to use headphones, you can choose between a 3.5mm jack for wired connectivity or low latency Bluetooth with the lossless aptX Adaptive codec for use with wireless headphones like our own ROG Cetra family.  Audio has been optimized with industry-leading Dirac technology, atop a custom equalizer that lets you tailor the sound to your own preferences. 

Game-changing visuals put all that processing power to good use. The ROG Phone 7’s AMOLED display blazes past 144Hz phones to feature an insanely smooth 165Hz with a 720Hz touch-sampling rate. And with 1500 nits of peak brightness, excellent color accuracy, and hardware-level ray tracing support, you can rest assured every piece of content will look its best on the ROG Phone 7, whether you’re playing competitive games that require ultra-low latency or watching vibrant HDR movies. Plus, it’s protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to minimize accidental damage.

The black ROG Phone 7 face-down on a blue pedestal, surrounded by the included accessories.

Control your games like never before with the AirTrigger ultrasonic sensors on the side of the phone. 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 if you want a more tactile sensation when using touch controls, our Vibration Mapping allows you to map haptic feedback to on-screen buttons. 

The ROG Phone is no ordinary mobile device, which means it needs a more-than-ordinary battery to power next-level gaming experiences. The monster 6000mAh capacity is split in two batteries for more efficient charging and heat dissipation. When you’re gaming, you can plug in to the second charging port on the side for landscape play, while bypassing the battery entirely to extend its lifespan. Whether you’re gaming or living your life, you never have to worry about running out of juice — and you know you have excellent performance to get you through any day. 

The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate floors it for peak performance 

The ROG Phone 7 is one of the absolute best phones you can buy today — but we weren’t content to stop there. We’re also introducing the new ROG Phone 7 Ultimate, which amps up gaming potential even further. 


The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate looks similar to its sibling, with a lot of the same features mentioned above — including the new AirTrigger 6 sensors, 165Hz AMOLED display, and triple camera layout. But the ROG Phone 7 takes the design accents even further with ROG Vision, a 2-inch OLED display on the rear of the phone that can display a variety of animations to show the status of your phone (like charging, playing a game, or receiving an incoming call). You can even create custom animations to show off your own personal style. 

The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate also has our AeroActive Portal built-in, a physical door that opens up to provide direct access to the phone’s internals for the AeroActive Cooler 7 to latch onto. By funneling air through this direct access portal, the AeroActive Cooler 7 is able to reduce temperatures even further for peak performance with fewer framerate dips, no matter how long you play. Put simply, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is the best gaming phone we’ve ever built. 

Plus, ASUS is committed to 2 major OS updates for the ROG Phone 7 series, and 4 years of security updates, so you know your ROG Phone 7 will stick by your side for the long haul. For more information pricing and availability of the ROG Phone 7 and ROG Phone 7 Ultimate, contact your local ASUS representative.