Asus ROG Phone 5 has been launched in India. This new gaming beast comes in three models – the regular ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (Limited). All these three models come with Samsung AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and is said to be 23% brighter than the ROG Phone 3. The ROG Phone 5 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
In terms of differences among the three models, the regular ROG Phone 5 is offered in 8GB and 12GB RAM variants, while the ROG Phone 5 Pro comes with 16GB RAM and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes with 18GB RAM.
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Asus ROG Phone 5 Price in India
The Asus ROG Phone 5 price in India starts at Rs 49,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs 57,999. Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro comes a price of Rs 69,999 for the lone 16GB RAM + 512GB storage variant.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate price has been set at Rs 79,999 for the 18GB RAM + 512GB storage variant. Asus ROG Phone 5 comes in Phantom Black and Storm White colour options with glossy finish, whereas the ROG Phone 5 Pro comes with in Phantom Black shade, while the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will be available in Storm White in matte finish.
Alongside Asus ROG Phone 5, Asus also launched optional ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad, Professional Dock, ROG Clip, and Lighting Armor Case. The handset comes with AeroActive Cooler 5 that features two physical AirTrigger buttons, a kickstand, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Asus ROG Phone 5 specifications
|Specifications||Asus ROG Phone 5|
|Display||6.78-inch FHD+, 144Hz AMOLED|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), |
Glass back (Gorilla Glass 3),
|Software||Android 11, ROG UI, ZenUI|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC|
|RAM/ROM||8GB + 128GB, 12GB + 256GB, |
16GB + 512GB, 18GB+ 512GB
|Front camera||24MP f/2.45|
|Rear Cameras||64MP (main) f/1.8|
13MP (ultra-wide) f/2.4
5MP (macro) f/2.0
|Charging||65W Fast charging|
10W Reverse charging
Quick Charge 5
|Charging ports||2 (one at the bottom and one at the side)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under the display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
The Asus ROG Phone 5 runs on Android 11 with both ROG UI and ZenUI Android skin. The phone features a 6.78-inch FHD+ (1,080 × 2,448 pixels) AMOLED display with 20.4:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1,200nits of peak brightness. The display supports DC Dimming, HDR10+, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Under the hood, the ROG Phone 5 is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with Adreno 660 GPU and up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage that doesn’t support expansion via microSD card but does support external HDD.
This gaming phone comes with an all-new thermal design called GameCool 5. Like ROG Phone 3, the ROG Phone 5 also comes with AirTrigger 5, multi-antenna Wi-Fi, dual front-firing speakers and quad-mic noise-cancelling array. You are also getting ultrasonic buttons for an enhanced gaming experience. Next, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate also comes with two additional capacitive areas on the back cover.
Similar to the ROG Phone 3, the ROG Phone 5 has an RGB light under the ROG logo at the back. On the other hand, the ROG Phone 5 Pro has ROG Vision colour PMOLED display and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate model features a ROG Vision monochrome PMOLED display. The PMOLED display on both phones support customisable graphics.
Asus ROG Phone 5 features a triple rear cameras that houses a 64MP primary Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 5MP macro shooter. The phone also comes with a 24MP selfie snapper at the front with an f/2.45 aperture. The phone also has an optical in-display fingerprint scanner.
Asus ROG Phone 5 packs a large 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. There is a pogo pin connector for external accessories. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C ports (one at the bottom and one at the side), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone measures 172.8 × 77.2 × 10.3mm and weighs 238 grams.