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Unboxing the Asus ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition

Hellish good. The smartphones from the Asus ROG Phone 6 Series have emerged as the most powerful gaming phones available right now. They offer impressively high performance, efficient cooling and special gaming features. Asus has now released a limited Diablo Immortal Edition of the phone.

Last year, Asus revamped its gaming phone range and streamlined the main product line without making any compromise in terms of specifications. The ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro managed to impress us during our review. There are only very minor differences between the two phones. Both are powered by the very latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and have 12 to 18 GB of LPDDR5 memory at their disposal. Users also have a choice of either 256 GB or 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Their 6.78-inch AMOLED display not only can run at refresh rates of up to 165Hz, but also has a highly responsive touch panel with a maximum touch sampling rate 720Hz. The AirTrigger 6 ultrasonic sensors provide additional input options to help users cover up as little of the screen as possible with their fingers. The overall package is rounded out by two USB ports, powerful stereo speakers and an ultra-low-noise audio jack.

Apart from the storage and RAM configuration, the ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro also have different decorative displays on the rear. Whilst the Phone 6 has an RGB matrix display, the Pro model is equipped with a PMOLED screen. The Diablo Immortal Edition does away with the back display altogether and instead features an ROG logo and a Diablo Immortal logo with RGB LED lighting as well as a matching print from the franchise. Just like the larger-capacity ROG Phone 6, the Diablo Immortal Edition comes with 16 GB of RAM and a whopping 512 GB of storage.

The Android 12 on the phone has likewise been given a Diablo-themed skin with a dark fantasy vibe, including matching icon packs and wallpapers. When charging, the phone also makes a unique sound and shows a ring of fire as its charging animation.

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Home screen in X Mode
Unfortunately, there isn't too much to choose from the Diablo universe.

Diablo Immortal Edition includes a bunch of nifty extras

Besides the massive Horadric-inspired outer packaging with an artwork of Diablo and the aforementioned visual customisations found on the ROG Phone 6, there are still a few more things in the Diablo Immortal Edition. The phone itself is packaged in a box designed to look like the Worldstone. The synthetic leather map of Sanctuary looks neat and has a nice feel to it. There are small hidden messages on the map that can be revealed using UV light; an appropriate torch is included. The map also serves as a case for the cloth-covered USB cable and the included charger (supports up to 65 watts). You can also slide the phone into an additional compartment in the case. Though the strap for tying up the map could be slightly longer in our opinion. The protective case likewise sports an exclusive Diablo Immortal print. Even the SIM ejector tool is fully Diablo-themed – too bad it wasn't included with our review unit.

All in all, the special edition is an attractive package. That said, considering that it costs roughly €150 (US$200) more than the normal ROG Phone 6, we wish that it also came with exclusive game content. Other than that, fans of the game are sure to get their money's worth with the Diablo Immortal Edition.

Price and availability

In Germany, The Diablo Immortal Edition of the ROG Phone 6 costs €1,299 and is available from the Asus Shop and Cyberport. You can also pick up the phone from Amazon US and UK for US$1,200 and £1,150 respectively.

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Daniel Schmidt, 2023-01-12 (Update: 2023-01-12)