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Asus ROG Phone 5, Pro, and Ultimate gaming smartphones launch with dual displays; price, features

Besides the specifications, Asus also shared information regarding the ROG-branded accessories that are releasing along with the series. Here is everything we know about the Asus ROG Phone 5 lineup.

Asus has just launched its much-anticipated flagship gaming smartphone series, the ROG Phone 5 lineup on the global stage. As part of the series, the company shared details around its ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. Besides the usual specifications, the company also shared information regarding the ROG-branded accessories that are releasing along with the device. We also got the different storage variants, prices in India, and the sale date for all the devices. Let’s check everything we know about the Asus ROG Phone 5 series including the price in India, sale, and specifications here.

Asus ROG Phone 5 series variants, price in India, and availability details

The company has announced two storage and RAM variants for the base-line ROG Phone 5 with two color options. According to the announcement, the ROG Phone 5 will come with 8GB RAM with 128GB storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB storage. Both these storage and RAM combinations are available in Phantom Black and Storm White glossy color options. The 8GB RAM option is priced at Rs 49,999 while the 12GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 57,999.

Moving to the ROG Phone 5 Pro, we get 16GB RAM with 512GB storage in Phantom Black color variant at Rs 69,999. Finally, the Ultimate features 18GB RAM with 512GB storage at Rs 79,999. This top-of-the-line gaming smartphone is available in the matte Storm White color option. All the models for the smartphone are set to go on sale starting at 12 noon on April 15, 2021. Interested buyers can head to Flipkart to make the purchase at the sale date. One can also check the product listing pages for the devices for any bank-specific saving scheme.

ROG Phone 5, 5 Pro, and 5 Ultimate specifications

Asus ROG Phone 5, 5 Pro, and 5 Ultimate launched
ROG Phone 5 Pro, 5 Ultimate, and 5.

Looking at the specifications of all the different variants, all three variants feature identical hardware for the most part. There are slight variants when it comes to RAM, storage, additional sensor, colors, the back cover, and the boxed accessories.

 

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (Limited)

ROG Phone 5 Pro

ROG Phone 5

Colors

Storm White

Phantom Black (Glossy)

Phantom Black / Storm White (both Glossy)

CPU

5nm-based Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC @ up to 2.84GHz

GPU

Adreno 660

OS

Android 11-based ROG UI

Display

6.78-inch AMOLED display with 20.4:9 aspect ration, FHD+ resolution, 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time, HDR10+, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

RAM and Storage options

18GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage

16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage

12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage/8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB UFS 3.1 storage

Sensors

Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5

Extra sensor

Touch Sensor on back cover *2

No

Rear camera setup

64MP SONY IMX686 sensor with an LED flash + 13MP ultra-wide camera + 5MP Macro camera, 8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 60FPS, 4K Timelapse, 4K @ 120FPS

Front Camera

24MP sensor camera sensor

Back Cover

ROG Vision - monochrome PMOLED display

ROG Vision – Color PMOLED display

ROG (RGB light) logo

 

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (Limited)

ROG Phone 5 Pro

ROG Phone 5

Connectivity

5G, Dual Sim support, Wi-Fi 6, WiFi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NavIC, USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen-2) with a Pogo pin connector on the side, USB Type-C (USB 2.0) Connector on the bottom, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC

Battery

Dual 3,000mAh batteries MMT Design, Total 6,000mAh

Weight

238 grams

Accessories

Aeroactive Cooler 5, Aero case, 30W HyperCharger

Aero case, 30W HyperCharger

The highlight of the specifications is likely the design of the ROG Phone 5 series. Asus has added what it is calling “ROG Vision”, a matrix display that is located on the back of the smartphone. Depending on the variant, you will either get a color display, simple RGB lights, or even a monochrome display. It offers interesting customization elements like lighting effects, useful animations, and custom clips to play on ROG Vision. The ROG Phone 5 series also offers more input points to gamers to help improve the gaming experience.

We also get two 3,000mAh batteries in the device to give an effective capacity of 6,000mAh. This dual design allows the company to improve the heat output of the device while offering a faster charging experience. Other notable aspects include better audio experience, ESS DAC in the 3.5mm audio jack, Included AreoActive Cooler 5, 144Hz AMOLED display, and top-of-the-line SoC.

ROG accessories

Finally, let’s talk about the accessories that the company has launched along with the device lineup. First, we get the Asus ROG AeroActiveCooler 5, an improved cooler that features two customizable touch inputs on the back. This is priced at Rs 2,999 but it comes bundled with Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro and 5 Ultimate. Asus has also bundled the ROG Aero Case with all the ROG Phone 5 variants for protection.

Asus ROG Cetra II Core headset

The second most important accessory that launched with the series is called the Asus ROG Cetra II Core headset. It comes with a USB Type-C connector, Active Noise Cancelation, Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) drivers, LSR ear fins, and ear tips. The headset is compatible with multiple products including the PC, Xbox, PlayStation 5, Macs, and even Nintendo Switch. Asus has priced the headset at Rs. 4,599 and it will go on sale along with the smartphone. The fourth and final accessory to land is the ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad for Rs. 9,999.