Send this to your gamer S.O. or friend or sibling! New gaming smartphones from the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) are now officially available in the Philippines. Meet the ROG Phone 5 Classic, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate — three new devices dubbed as “the world’s most advanced line of gaming smartphones”, as well as supporting ROG Phone accessories to make mobile gaming easier and more enjoyable.
The ROG Phone 5 series is powered by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform featuring advanced 5G communications and premium Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. All three have an upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system – which ensures that the heat generated by the CPU is transferred to all the edges and corners of the chassis for higher thermal efficiency, along with the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate to ensure maximum performance for any gaming scenario.
To ensure longer hours of gaming, all devices are also packed with a 6,000 mAh battery, new software optimizations, and power-saving mechanisms. It’s smart enough to optimize itself for the best power efficiency, no matter how it’s being used so users can expect up to 67% more power savings.
Main difference between the three would be the memory, storage, available colors, and the price. Complete specs, as well as the price and ROG accessories that come with each bundle, can be found below. However, there are also features that are only available in the Ultimate and Pro variants.
The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and ROG Phone 5 Pro allow gamers make their presence known to the world with the exclusive ROG Vision, a pioneering rear matrix display — ROG Phone 5 Pro features a colored ROG Vision display, while ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has a monochrome version. ROG Vision can display a variety of cool animations that show whether the phone is charging, if there’s an incoming call, whether X Mode is enabled, and more. Useres can even create custom animations to make their phone even more personal.
ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate additionally features innovative hidden rear touch sensors on the back cover, which provide L2/R2 trigger functions just like a game console controller.
|Processor||2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor|
|GPU||Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660|
|UI||Android™ 11 with new ROG UI|
|Display||6.78″ 20.4:9 (2448 x 1080) 144 Hz / 1 ms Samsung AMOLED display|
800 nits outdoor readable brightness
1,200 nits peak brightness
Delta-E < 1
111.23% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™
Supports Always-On HDR display HDR10 and HDR10+ certified
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)
|Dimensions||173 x 77 x 9.9 mm|
|Battery||6000 mAh typical capacity|
|Memory||ROG Phone 5 Ultimate: 18 GB LPDDR5 RAM |
ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5: Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM
|Storage||ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and Pro: 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM |
ROG Phone 5: Up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
|Sensors||In-display fingerprint sensor|
Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press
|Wireless Technology||Integrated WiFi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)[i] |
Bluetooth® 5.2 (HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP), supports Qualcomm® aptX™
Adaptive WiFi Direct NFC
|GPS||GNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1i/B1c/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)|
|I/O Ports||Side and bottom: USB-C®|
|Front Camera||24 MP|
|Rear Camera||64 MP (Main camera Sony® IMX686) + 13 MP (125° ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro)|
|Speaker||Symmetrical dual front-facing speakers powered by Dirac technologies |
7-magnet stereo speaker with Cirrus Logic amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
|Color||ROG Phone 5 Ultimate: Storm White |
ROG Phone 5 Pro: Phantom Black
ROG Phone 5: Phantom Black and Storm White
[i] WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi.
PRICE AND BUNDLES
Bundle price ranges from Php 39,995 to Php 59,995 SRP but the ROG accessories can also be purchased separately. Note, however, that the ROG Phone 5 Classic and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate’s Storm White variant, as well as the ROG Lighting Armor Case 5, will only be available starting May 2021.
All ROG Phone 5 phones come with an AeroActive Cooler 5 and will also sport a 1-year Warranty.