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ASUS ROG Phone 5, 5 Pro and 5 Ultimate officially revealed!

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ASUS has finally revealed the new ROG Phone 5 series that is made up of three models with the Snapdragon 888, 144Hz Samsung AMOLED display, and more!
ASUS ROG Phone 5, 5 Pro and 5 Ultimate officially revealed!
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and ROG Phone 5

A true upgrade?

ROG Phone 5 now comes in two colors!
ROG Phone 5 now comes in two colors!

ASUS has just announced the successor to its popular gaming smartphone line, the ROG Phone 5. Aside from the spec-bump, the ROG Phone 5 now comes in 3 models: ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. 

All models come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 ROM, and a large 6,000mAh (2x 3,000mAh to allow super fast charging) battery with 65W fast charging. ASUS says that the internal layout has been changed to place the CPU at the center of the phone along with its 3D Vapor Chamber for optimal thermal performance. ASUS claims that the ROG Phone 5 was able to score a record-breaking 742,776 in the AnTuTu benchmark

In front is the Samsung AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus. On both sides of the display are symmetrical dual-front facing speakers. At the bottom of the phone is the 3.5mm headphone jack with high-end ESS ES9280AC Pro DAC and the USB Type-C port.

At the back of the phone are the 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera, 13MP ultra-wide, and macro camera while in front is a 24MP selfie camera.

Other features include the Hyper Fusion Technology for stronger and faster wireless connections, the quad-microphone system for better in-game audio communications, a side-mounted USB port, Aura RGB Lighting with two-color simultaneous lighting, AirTrigger 5, and motion controls.

The ROG Phone 5 measures at only 173 x 77 x 9.9mm and weighs in at only 239 grams.

The ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate mainly differ in the memory capacity and only the ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate have the ROG Vision secondary display at the back.
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate

ROG Phone 5 will come in 8GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB, 16GB/256GB models while the ROG Phone 5 Pro will come in a single 16GB/512GB variant. The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will be released in limited quantities and will come in a single 18GB/512GB variant.

Keeping the performance of the phone in check is its improved internal cooling system which consists of a vapor chamber, several graphite sheets, and a large aluminum midframe to dissipate heat.

The devices run with Android 11 OS with ROG UI on top.


Euro price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

ROG Phone 5 8GB/128GB - EUR 799 (around PHP 46K)
ROG Phone 5 12GB/256GB - EUR 899 (around PHP 52K)
ROG Phone 5 16GB/256GB - EUR 999 (around PHP 57K)
ROG Phone 5 Pro 16GB/512GB - EUR 1,199 (around PHP 69K)
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate 18GB/512GB - EUR 1,299 (around PHP 75K)

ASUS says that the vanilla ROG Phone 5 is expected to arrive in March 2021. While the ROG Phone 5 Pro is expected to reach stores in April 2021 and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will be available for purchase in May 2021. 

There is no word yet on Philippines availability and pricing.

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