ASUS ROG Phone 5 series with SD 888 SoC, 144Hz refresh rate, and 6,000mAh battery launched in India
Following a stream of leaks and rumors, ASUS finally launched the ROG Phone 5 series that includes the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Pro Ultimate. The new ROG Phone 5 not only doubles down on gaming aesthetics but also features some serious specifications.
The ROG Phone 5 comes in two memory bundles, while the ROG Phone 5 Pro and 5 Pro Ultimate are launched in a single memory variant only. The ROG Phone 5 is priced at INR49,999 for the 8GB+128GB model and INR57,999 for the 12GB+256GB model.
On the other hand, the ROG Phone 5 Pro with 16GB+512GB configuration costs INR69,999, while the ROG Phone 5 Pro Ultimate with 18GB+512GB configuration is set for INR79,999. The sale will commence starting April 5 on Flipkart.
ASUS ROG Phone 5
The ASUS ROG Phone 5 sports a 6.78-inch FHD+ (2,448×1,080p) AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and 1200 peak brightness. It has support for HDR10+ and features a 20.4:9 aspect ratio. The screen embeds an in-display fingerprint scanner and is protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus.
Under the hood, there is the Snapdragon 888 SoC with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs Android 11-based ROG UI custom skin on top and includes a dual-pack 6,000mAh battery equipped with 65W fast charging support.
About optics, the ROG Phone 5 packs a triple-camera setup at the back with a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 13MP 125-degree wide-angle sensor, and a 5MP macro sensor. The selfie camera stands at 24MP.
The phone boasts an all-new thermal design called GameCool 5. It also comes with AirTrigger 5, two speakers on the front, multi-antenna W-Fi, and quad-mic noise-canceling array and ultrasonic buttons for an enhanced gaming experience. The connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and two USB Type-C ports. There is also a pogo pin connector for external accessories.
ASUS ROG Phone 5 Pro and 5 Pro Ultimate
In terms of specs, design, and features, the ROG Phone 5 Pro and 5 Pro Ultimate are identical to the ROG Phone 5; however, there are a few minor variations. As for the change, the ROG Phone 5 Pro has 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a ROG Vision-color PMOLED display that produces customizable graphics for incoming calls, loading a game, charging, and more. The ROG Phone 5 Pro Ultimate, on the other hand, packs 18GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. It comes in matte white and with a monochrome PMOLED display.