Asus ROG Phone 5 Launched in India; Price, Specifications

by Lingraj Sahu

Asus ROG Phone 5 is the epitome of how much you can do with a phone when you are not caring about making the thinnest phone.

Asus launched the ROG Phone 5 just yesterday. But this time, the ROG Phone range does not have a single smartphone. There are three smartphones spread across various price ranges, the standard ROG Phone 5, the ROG Phone 5 Pro, and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. The differences between these three smartphones are clear, so you do not end up getting confused. And the best part about all three phones is that they all are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, meaning all three phones offer the same level — which is the highest in the Android world right now — of performance.

Asus ROG Phone 5

Despite having the same processor and a couple of other specifications, the Asus ROG Phone 5 smartphones are still very much different. And the ROG Phone 5 Pro and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate are the most important ones in the series because they bring out the best that you need in a gaming phone. Below is the comparison between these two phones in terms of their specifications and their price.

Asus ROG Phone 5 price in India

Asus ROG Phone 5 price in India has been set at Rs. 49,999 for the 8GB + 128GB storage variant, while the 12GB + 256GB storage model is priced at Rs. 57,999. Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro carries a price tag of Rs. 69,999 for the sole 16GB + 512GB storage configuration. Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes at Rs. 79,999 for the 18GB + 512GB storage combination. Asus ROG Phone 5 features Phantom Black and Storm White color options in a glossy finish, whereas the ROG Phone 5 Pro has a Phantom Black shade and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will be available in Storm White in a matte finish.

Asus ROG Phone 5

Availability details about Asus ROG Phone 5 are yet to be revealed.

Alongside the ROG Phone 5, Asus launched optional ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad, Professional Dock, ROG Clip, and Lighting Armor Case. The phone also comes with AeroActive Cooler 5 that includes two physical AirTrigger buttons, a kickstand, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ROG Phone 5 runs on Android 11 with both ROG UI and ZenUI custom interface. The phone comes with a 6.78-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,448 pixels) AMOLED display with 20.4:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, and up to 1,200nits of peak brightness. The display also includes DC Dimming support and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Under the hood, the ROG Phone 5 has the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with Adreno 660 GPU and up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

The phone also includes an all-new thermal design called GameCool 5. Similar to last year’s ROG Phone 3, the ROG Phone 5 also comes with AirTrigger 5, dual front-firing speakers, multi-antenna Wi-Fi, and quad-mic noise-cancelling array. You’ll also get ultrasonic buttons for an enhanced gaming experience. Further, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate also includes two additional capacitive areas on the back cover.

Asus ROG Phone 5 comes with a triple rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.8 lens, 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5-megapixel macro shooter. The phone also comes with a 24-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, with an f/2.45 lens.

Asus ROG Phone 5

The ROG Phone 5 has up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage that doesn’t support expansion via microSD card but does support external HDD. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C ports (one at the bottom and one at the side), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a pogo pin connector for external accessories.

Just like the ROG Phone 3, Asus has provided an RGB light under the ROG logo at the back of the ROG Phone 5. The ROG Phone 5 Pro model, on the other hand, 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 ROG Phone models support customisable graphics.

Asus ROG Phone 5 packs dual-cell 6,000mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging support. The phone measures 172.8×77.2×10.29mm and weighs 238 grams.

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