Asus announced its flagship ROG Phone 5 on Wednesday, its most powerful gaming-centric smartphone on the market. The new phone is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor and powerful audio.
Asus’ newest gaming smartphone is the fourth iteration of the ROG Phone, succeeding last year’s ROG Phone 3. Not only does the ROG Phone 5 have the latest hardware, but it also has some gaming-centric features and is available with various options. accessories that elevate the gaming experience. These include the AeroActive 5 cooling fan which now has two physical AirTrigger buttons and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The accessory can be used as a kickstand.
Asus ROG Phone 5: price in India, date of sale
The Asus ROG Phone 5 is priced at Rs 57,999 for the 12GB / 256GB RAM version and an 8GB / 128GB variant is available for Rs 49,999. The Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro is priced at Rs 69,999 and will feature 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The top-end ROG Phone 5 Ultimate features 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage and will be available for Rs 79,999. The phones will be on sale starting April 15, 2021 on Flipkart at 12 noon.
The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will be available in limited quantities. All three models feature a faster processor, AMOLED screen, and longer battery life.
Asus ROG Phone 5: Specifications
The phone has more or less the same design as its predecessor, but now has the traditional backlit ROG logo with the dot matrix display on the rear. For a change, however, Asus is bringing a 3.5mm headphone jack to the ROG Phone 5.
The ROG Phone 5 has impressive specs and it shows. It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 processor, the same chipset that powers the Mi 11 and OnePlus 9 series to be announced soon. The ROG Phone 5 has more RAM than any other smartphone and has a 6000mAh battery inside.
The standard version has 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM, the Pro model has 16GB RAM, and the latest version has 18GB RAM. ROG Phone 5 supports 5G, or 5th generation, allowing for faster downloads and uploads and improved games and other features.
The phone’s screen is huge at 6.78 inches with a 144Hz refresh rate. Asus says it has worked closely with Samsung on the custom AMOLED panel, which also supports HDR10 +. The screen is 23 percent brighter than the previous ROG Phone, Asus claims. The screen also has a touch frequency of 300Hz.
The ROG Phone 5 also features the fifth generation AirTriggers that allows you to use the sides of the phone as side buttons. Asus touts that AirTrigger 5 offers improved positioning and sensitivity. The virtual shoulder buttons also offer new motion control gestures, which is the newly added feature. AirTriggers make the game more immersive, especially when playing games of Call of Duty: Mobile.
Beyond the gaming-centric features and more robust specs, the phone has a surprisingly good triple camera setup, topped off by a 64MP SONY IMX686 sensor. There are also two front speakers for more immersive sound. Notably, the ROG Phone 5 can also record 8K video.
The ROG Phone 5 is aimed at a professional level mobile gamer. Its design is meant to impress hardcore mobile gamers and not the masses. At this price, the ROG Phone 5 is very much a niche gaming smartphone.