ASUS has launched their latest gaming smartphone under the ROG brand, the ROG Phone 5 which comes after the ROG Phone 3 skipping the ROG Phone 4 due to sentimental issues. The ROG Phone 5 comes with some crazy top of the line specifications like a 6.78-inch Full HD+ Samsung E4 AMOLED HDR display with 144Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch-sampling rate, 24.3ms touch latency. It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 processor with up to 18 GB RAM and 512GB Storage.
Gaming has been given top priority with the internals changed accordingly, moving the PCB to the middle, re designed vapor chambers, extensive graphite sheets for improved heat dissipation. It also comes with Haptic Audio that offers 2-Zone customizable immersive haptic feedback. The 3.5mm audio jack makes a comeback with ESS SABRE ES9280AC Pro DAC with HyperStream II QUAD DAC technology and a built-in Class G ESS Sabre Headphone amplifier, delivering a best-in-class signal-to-noise of 130 dB. Together with a patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator it can also reach an unprecedented Dynamic Range of up to 122dB. When coming to the speakers, it has two symmetrical 7-magnet 12×16 Super Linear Speakers that are powered by Cirrus Logic CS35L45 mono amplifiers.
The AirTrigger 5 control system has been improved with 9 sensors compared to 7 in the previous generation for improved accuracy and sensitivity, the position has also been changed bringing them closer to the edges for people with smaller hands, it also has new motion sensing inputs.
ROG Phone 5 Specifications:
Display: 6.78-inch (2448 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 144Hz OLED 10-bit HDR 20.4:9 aspect ratio display, 300Hz touch sampling rate, 111% DCI-P3, sRGB : 150.89%, Delta E average <1%; Contrast ratio: 1,000,000:1, 10-bit HDR, 5 nits to 800nits @ APL100 + HBM or 1200nits @ APL1, , Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
RAM and Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage, 16GB (ROG Phone 5 Pro) / 18GB (ROG Phone 5 Ultimate) LPDDR5 RAM with 512GB (UFS 3.1) storage
Rear Camera: 64MP rear camera with Sony IMX686 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, 13MP 125˚ ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5MP macro sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 8k video at 30 fps, 4k at 60fps, slow-motion 4K at 120 fps, 1080p at 240fps
Front Camera: 24MP front-facing camera with 0.9µm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture
OS: Android 11 with ROG UI
Dual SIM (nano + nano)
3.5mm audio jack, ESS Sabre ES9280AC Pro with HyperStream II QUAD DAC architecture, Dual 7-magnet Linear 12x16mm front-facing speakers with GameFX & Dirac HD Sound, Powered by dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 Mono AMP, Quad microphones with OZO Noise Reduction Technology
In-display fingerprint sensor, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press detection
Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, Galileo(E1+E5a), QZSS(L1+L5), NavIC(L5), USB Type-C, NFC
Battery: 6000mAh (typical) / 5800mAh (minimum) battery with 65W HyperCharge fast charging, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter
The REOG Phone 5 comes with dual-cell 6,000 mAh battery with MMT battery technology and support for 65W HyperCharge fast charging technology which can charge up to 70% of the 4200mAh battery in 30 mins and 100% charge in 52 minutes. The ROG Phone 5 has ROG (RGB light) logo, 5 Pro comes with ROG Vision Color PMOLED display and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate version comes with ROG Vision monochrome PMOLED display.
ROG Phone 5 Pricing:
8GB RAM with 128GB storage version: Rs. 49,999
12GB RAM with 256GB storage version: Rs. 57,999
ROG Phone 5 Pro with 16GB of RAM and 512GB storage: Rs. 69,999 (Phantom Black)
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate with 18GB of RAM and 512GB storage: Rs. 79,999 ( Storm White colour)
It will be available for sale starting from April 15th on Flipkart. There are other accessories as well available from ASUS such as ROG Phone 5 Lighting Armor case: Rs. 2999, ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad: Rs. 9999, AeroActive Cooler 5: Rs. 2999, ROG Cetra II Core Headset: Rs. 4599.