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ASUS ROG Phone 6: Teardown video showcases attempts to cool the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

The ROG Phone 6 has jam-packed internals with plenty of cooling capacity. (Image source: WekiHome)
The ROG Phone 6 has jam-packed internals with plenty of cooling capacity. (Image source: WekiHome)
WekiHome has shared a teardown video of the ROG Phone 6, one of two gaming smartphones that ASUS has announced this week. Unsurprisingly, ASUS has worked hard at optimising cooling, with a large vapour cooling system and a lot of thermal paste.

WekiHome has published another teardown video, having recently disassembled the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. As we discussed yesterday, WekiHome revealed the scale of the Ultra's cooling solution, along with its huge Sony IMX989 camera sensor. Billed as the first full-frame 1-inch camera, the Sony IMX989 is over 11 mm thick itself, explaining the Xiaomi 12 Ultra's substantial camera housing.

This time, WekiHome has got stuck into the ASUS ROG Phone 6, one of two members in the ROG Phone 6 series. For reference, the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro are separated by memory configurations and a rear-facing 2-inch OLED display, which the ROG Phone 6 lacks. Unsurprisingly, ASUS connects the series' rear-facing RGB lights or display via a ribbon cable, with another connecting the NFC module to the motherboard.

Meanwhile, WekiHome has highlighted the ROG Phone 6's dual-battery system, which combines to provide a 6,000 mAh capacity. Additionally, these batteries sandwich the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, above which the AeroActive Cooler 6 sits when connected. Moreover, the ROG Phone 6 relies on a stacked motherboard, maximising space and allowing ASUS to include high-capacity batteries.

Predictably, ASUS has packed the ROG Phone 6 series with plenty of copper to help dissipate heat from the two batteries, SoC and display. Incidentally, WekiHome discovered a significant amount of thermal paste between the motherboard and a vapour chamber cooling channel. Effectively, ASUS has miniaturised a laptop set-up, with several screws securing the motherboard against the thermal paste and heatsink. You can read more about the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro in our launch article.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-07- 7 (Update: 2022-07- 7)