The wait is finally over. ASUS has announced the ROG Phone 5, the successor to the ROG Phone 3. Starting tonight, the latest ASUS gaming smartphone will be up for grabs together with the supporting ROG Phone accessories.
ROG Phone 5 Specs
6.78″ 20.4:9 (2448 x 1080) 144 Hz / 1 ms Samsung AMOLED display
2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor
Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate: 18 GB LPDDR5 RAM
ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5: Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and Pro: 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
ROG Phone 5: Up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
24 MP front camera
64 MP (Main camera Sony® IMX686) + 13 MP (125° ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro) rear cameras
6000 mAh Li-ion battery
Type C connection
Integrated WiFi 6E
The device harnesses the massive power of the latest flagship Snapdragon 888, which packs industry-leading innovations in 5G, AI, gaming, and camera technologies. With up to a stunning 35% increase in GPU performance and 25% in CPU performance, even the most demanding 3D mobile games run smoothly with maxed-out settings.
To enable maximum sustained performance, the GameCool 5 cooling system now has an optimum thermal structure featuring a centered CPU with the battery split into two parts, one located on each side of the CPU. This ensures that the heat generated by the CPU is transferred to all the edges and corners of the chassis simultaneously for higher thermal efficiency. The reshaped 3D vapor chamber and extensive graphite sheets also help to spread the heat evenly across the device to reduce heat build-up in the middle.
The completely revamped AeroActive Cooler 5 now intakes and expels an incredible amount of air directly onto the center of the phone — right where the CPU is — to deliver an amazing 10°C drop in the CPU temperature.
Additionally, this phone is the world’s first smartphone to use a ridiculous 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM. There’s currently no smartphone game that can push the ROG Phone 5’s RAM to its limits.
To extend both screen-on time and the lifespan of the monster 6000 mAh battery, the phone is optimized using new software optimizations and power-saving mechanisms, including a charging upper limit, steady charging, and enhanced scheduled charging. There are also passive power-saving mechanisms to limit inactive apps and deliver up to 67% more power savings. The phone can self-optimize for the best power efficiency, no matter how it’s used.
Sadly, the device doesn’t seem to support wireless charging. Given its souped up hardware and the fact that its battery packs are split, the lack of wireless charging in favor of safe and steady fast charing via the 65-watt HyperCharge adapter is a smarter option.
The ROG Phone 5 Classic at 16GB/256GB will be available in the Philippines in Phantom Black starting April 10, 2021 at the price of PHP 49,995. First owners will also get a special set bundle, which includes the ROG Kunai Gamepad as well as the ROG Akira Oversized Tee. Its Storm White variant will be arriving within May 2021.
The ROG Phone 5 Classic at 8GB/128GB will be available starting April 10, 2021 in Phantom Black at PHP 39,995. The Storm White version will follow within May 2021.
The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate in Storm White and ROG Phone 5 Pro in Phantom Black will arrive in May 2021. The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate edition at 18GB/512GB is priced at PHP 59,995 and will be complete with a Special Gift Box, while the ROG Phone 5 Pro edition at 16GB/512GB will hit the market at PHP 54,995. Both will feature the highly customizable ROG Vision and additional rear trigger buttons.
The ROG Kunai Gamepad will arrive in April 2021 at PHP 6,995 and the ROG Lighting Armor Case 5 in May 2021 at PHP 2,495.
All ROG Phone 5 phones will be complete with the AeroActive Cooler 5 and will also sport 1-year Global Warranty. The warranty will be available for the ROG Phone accessories as well. Complete details can also be checked through this link.