After months of teasing, the Asus ROG Phone 5 series is finally here, including the vanilla ROG Phone 5, Pro and Ultimate edition. Just in case if you are wondering, where’s the ROG Phone 4? Then Asus has skipped the number 4 since it is considered unlucky in some Asian cultures, and here’s everything you need to know about Asus’s latest gaming smartphones.
There are three different variants of the Asus ROG Phone 5, namely the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Edition with different memory configurations.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Series Specifications
The Asus ROG Phone 5 series features a 6.78-inch FHD+ OLED screen having a 144Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The display is HDR-10+ certified and cover 111% of the DCI-P3 colour space, 151% of sRGB.
The trio is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 SoC coupled with Adreno 660 GPU to handle graphics. According to Asus, the vapor chamber is being repositioned to get the best out of the Snapdragon 888 chipset. There’s a 6000mAh battery backing up the trio, optimised further to maximize endurance, lifespan and thermal efficiency. It comes with 30W Quick Charge 4.0 enabled charger, which can charge it from 0 to 50% in under 15 minutes.
The only difference between these three models is memory configurations; the Asus ROG Phone 5 has up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The ROG Phone 5 Pro comes with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 inbuilt storage, whereas the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Edition has 18GB LPDDR 5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage.
ROG Phone 5 series comes with dual front-facing speakers tuned by DIRAC, and the 3.5mm headphone jack has also made its comeback after it departed from the ROG 3. Not just the headphone jack is back, but it also has an ESS Sabre ES9280AC Pro Quad DAC.
As far as optics are concerned, the ROG Phone 5 series features the same triple camera setup as the Zenfone 7 Pro, consisting of a primary 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor and a 13MP wide camera with a 125-degree FoV and a 5MP macro camera. The rear camera setup comes with Electronic Image Stabilisation, and it is capable of recording 8K at 30fps, 4K at 60fps and 120fps slow motion videos. On the front, there’s a 24MP sensor for selfies.
The other two variants, namely Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro and Ultimate, comes with the ROG Vision rear matrix customizable PMOLED display, which we have seen earlier in ROG Zephyrus laptops. The Pro and Ultimate variants come with a bundled AeroActive Cooler 5, which can reduce the surface temperature by 15-degree Celsius and chipset temperature by 10-degree Celsius.
Apart from the ROG Phone 5 trio, Asus has also many accessories, including a redesigned ROG Kunai 3 GamePad, a new Lighting Armor case, Strix BT headphones, and ROG Cetra 2 earbuds with ANC.
The Asus ROG Phone 5 will be available in India starting 15th April through Flipkart in two colour variants Phantom Black and Storm White. The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will be a limited edition smartphone available only in Storm White with a matte finish.
Here are the prices for ROG Phone 5 series smartphones and ROG accessories.
- ROG Phone 5
- 8GB + 128GB – INR 49,999
- 12GB + 256GB – INR 57,999
- ROG Phone 5 Pro (16GB + 512GB) – INR 69,999
- ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (18GB + 512GB) – INR 79,99
- AeroActive Cooler 5 – INR 2,999
- ROG Phone 5 Lighting Armor case – INR 2,999
- ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad – INR 9,999
- ROG Cetra II Core Headset – INR 4,599