Asus launches ROG Phone 5 Series with 144Hz Display, Snapdragon 888 SoC; priced from ₹49,999

By Ritik Banga - March 11, 2021
Asus has begun its 2021 innings by launching not one, but three gaming smartphones altogether. The company has chosen to skip the number 4 and globally launched the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and R....

Asus has begun 2021 by launching not one but three gaming smartphones at the same time. The company has chosen to globally launch the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate after having introduced the ROG Phone 3 last year.

Like its predecessors, the ROG Phone 5, too, is all about specifications. All the phones pack a 6.78-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz sampling rate. It also gets sizeable bezels on both ends, housing dual front-firing stereo speakers and a 24MP selfie shooter at the top.

Powering the ROG Phone 5 Series is a Snapdragon 888 chipset, coupled with varying RAM and storage options. All the smartphones feature a 6,000mAh battery with 65W HyperCharge technology via USB-C. However, Asus bundles a relatively slower 30W HyperCharger in the box.

Asus ROG Phone 5 1

Moreover, the phones run on Android 11 out-of-the-box with a near-stock Zen UI or a gaming-inspired ROG UI skin on top, depending on the user's choice. Further, all the phones get the same triple camera setup at the back, comprising a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, a 13MP ultrawide lens, and a 5MP macro camera. They also come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Pro and Ultimate variants of the ROG Phone 5 get an extra POLED display at the rear, which is customisable. They also get L2/R2 trigger functions at the back, courtesy of two additional sensors. The Ultimate version packs more RAM and comes across as a limited edition variant, available in a single storm white matte finish.

The prices for all the ROG Phone 5 variants are listed below:

ROG Phone 5

  • 8GB/128GB – ₹49,999
  • 12GB/256GB – ₹57,999

ROG Phone 5 Pro

  • 16GB/512GB – ₹69,999

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate

  • 18GB/512GB – ₹79,999

Asus has also unveiled a few accessories that go along with the ROG Phone 5 Series. These are:

  • ROG Phone 5 Lighting Armor case – ₹2,999
  • ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad – ₹9,999
  • AeroActive Cooler 5 – ₹2,999
  • ROG Cetra II Core Headset – ₹4,599

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The Asus ROG Phone 5 Series will go on sale starting April 15 exclusively on Flipkart. The vanilla ROG Phone 5 will be available in two colours – phantom black and storm white (both glossy) – while the Pro and Ultimate versions will be available in a single colour, with the former being available in a glossy phantom black shade and the latter being available in, as mentioned above, a storm white matte finish.

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