Asus has today launched ROG Phone 5 gaming smartphone series in India. The ROG Phone 5 series include ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. The key features of the smartphones include Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, up to 18GB of RAM, and a 6,000 mAh battery.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Price
As for the Indian pricing is concerned, Asus ROG Phone 5in Phantom Black and Storm White colours is priced at Rs 49999 for the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 57,999.
The ROG Phone 5 Pro in Phantom Black colour with 16GB of RAM and 512GB storage costs Rs 69,999 and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate in Storm White colour with 18GB of RAM and 512GB storage costs Rs 79,999.
The ROG Phone 5 Pro comes with ROG Vision Color PMOLED display and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate version comes with ROG Vision monochrome PMOLED display. Asus ROG Phone 5 will be a Flipkart exclusive and will be available starting April 15 at 12 noon.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Features
The ROG Phone 5 series is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform featuring advanced 5G communications and premium Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. The upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system along with the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate ensure maximum performance is available for any gaming scenario.
To enable maximum sustained performance, the GameCool 5 cooling system in the ROG Phone 5 series now has an optimum thermal structure featuring a centered CPU with the battery split into two parts, one located on each side of the CPU. This ensures that the heat generated by the CPU is transferred to all the edges and corners of the chassis simultaneously for higher thermal efficiency. The reshaped 3D vapor chamber and extensive graphite sheets also help to spread the heat evenly across the device to reduce heat build-up in the middle.
ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate additionally features innovative hidden rear touch sensors on the back cover, which provide L2/R2 trigger functions, just like a game console controller. These also work together with the ultrasonic sensors, the AeroActive Cooler 5 buttons and the motion controls to provide full control for a total gaming experience.
There are also massive enhancements to the pioneering and AirTrigger 5 control system, and the powerful GameFX audio system that is further amplified by the large dual front facing stereo speakers tuned by Dirac. The ROG Phone 5 also bring back the 3.5mm audio jack that has also been overhauled to deliver even more immersive sound thanks to ESS Sabre DAC for audiophile listening.
ROG Phone 5 features the MMT battery technology (Middle Middle Tab) which increases the energy density and charges the battery from the middle instead of the ends which lowers impedance and temperature rise during charging. The overall improved cooling also means that we can maintain high wattage over a longer period. In fact, all these improvements have resulted in up to 7°C lower battery temperature when comparing 30W charging to the previous model and the surface temperature is up to 4°C lower even with 65W charging.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Specifications
Asus ROG Phone 5 comes with 6.78 inches full-HD+ OLED screen with 1080 x 2448 pixels resolution, an aspect ratio of 20.4:9, 144Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch-sampling rate, 24.3ms touch latency, Gorilla Glass Victus protection and HDR10+. The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 888 SoC processor coupled with Adreno 660, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.
The phone comes with a 6000mAh battery with 65W HyperCharge fast charging that can charge up to 4200mAh (70%) in 30 minutes and 100% in 52 minutes. It comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner. For the software, the phone runs Android 11 operating system with ROG UI out-of-the-box.
On the camera front, the ROG Phone 5 gaming phone sports a triple rear camera setup, comprising a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. On the front, there is a 24-megapixel selfie snapper.
On the connectivity front, it supports 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-SIM,NFC and USB Type-C port. The device measures 172.834 x 77.252 x 10.29mm and weight is 238grams.