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ASUS Republic of Gamers unveils ROG Phone 5 Series!

ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, the latest generation of the world’s most powerful gaming smartphone along with new mobile gaming enhancements!

  • Sale Start: ROG Phone 5 will be available on Flipkart on 15th April 2021 at 12.00 p.m.
  • Rule them all: Powered to win by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform, with all-new GameCool 5 multi-layer cooling for maximum sustained performance, now with X-mode+ and X-mode and all new system performance manager.
  • Fast and accurate visuals:144 Hz / 1ms Customised Samsung AMOLED display with industry-leading 300 Hz touch sampling rate, ultra-low latency, Delta-E <1 colour accuracy and HDR10+ support along with best-in-class Gorilla Glass Victus for toughest screen protection.
  • Outlive your foes: Massive 6000 mAh battery with MMT technology and new software optimizations to maximize endurance, lifespan and thermal efficiency; fastest-ever rapid charging with ROG HyperCharge.
  • Immersive sound: large front-firing speakers powered by dual amplifier technology and tuned to perfection by Dirac, for the most engaging and immersive audio experience in games. 3.5mm headphone jack powered by ESS Sabre DAC & headphone amp for the audiophile. listening experience, with support for Hi-Res audio playback.
  • Built for gamers: Massively upgraded ultrasonic AirTrigger 5, and Motion Control gesture inputs; with up to 10 Motion Control gesture inputs. Armoury crate with expanded feature set offering more user-level customizable tuning.
  • Immersive gaming experience: With gaming peripherals such as the optional Aero Active Cooler 5 and ROG Kunai Gamepad.
  • Innovative ROG Vision: Unique rear matrix display on ROG Phone 5 Pro and Ultimate displays customizable animations for system alerts and status.
  • Flagship cameras: Sony IMX686 main sensor along with a 13MP wide and a 5MP macro, along with a 24MP high-quality camera on the front.
  • Top-notch gaming headset: ROG Cetra II Core premium in-ear headset for immersive gaming and media.
  • Inbox Accessories: 30-watt ROG HyperCharge Adapter, USB-C to USB-C cable, Aero Case, Exclusive ROG stickers.

Republic of Gamers (ROG), a sub-brand of ASUS, a Taiwan-based, multinational consumer electronics company, today announced The ROG Phone 5 series – ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, the latest and most powerful incarnation of the world’s most advanced gaming smartphone.

The ROG Phone 5 series is powered to win by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform featuring advanced 5G communications and premium Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features. The upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system along with the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate ensure maximum performance is available for any gaming scenario.

For ultra-smooth and ultra-responsive gaming visuals, the ROG Phone 5 series is equipped with a Samsung-built 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified display with an industry-leading 300 Hz touch sampling rate and ultra-low 24.3 ms touch latency.

Gamers can play longer with the ROG Phone 5 series thanks to the monster 6000 mAh battery, and the phones come with a 30-watt HyperCharge adapter that tops up the battery in the shortest possible time.

The ROG Phone 5 series continues the ROG built-for-gamers design philosophy with ROG Vision, a never-before-seen rear matrix display — available exclusively on ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate — that shows customizable animations in response to a variety of system and in-game events.

There are also massive enhancements to the pioneering and still-unrivalled AirTrigger 5 control system, and the powerful GameFX audio system that is further amplified by the large dual front-facing stereo speakers tuned by Dirac. The ROG Phone 5 also bring back the 3.5mm audio jack that has also been overhauled to deliver even more immersive sound thanks to ESS Sabre DAC for audiophile listening.

“The ROG Phone 5 series is the ultimate gaming smartphone for the best mobile gaming experience,”

said ASUS co-CEO, S.Y. Hsu.

“It continues the legacy of ROG Phones as the leading gaming smartphones with exceptional performance, displays, audio, control and battery life.”

Speaking at the launch event, Leon Yu – Regional Director, System Business Group, ASUS India & South Asia said,

“We are deeply inspired by the love for ROG Products from our Indian fans. Even during the tough pandemic, the ROG Brand continued to grow phenomenally in the Indian market in both segments, Smartphones as well as PCs. All thanks to our fans in India for this incredible support. We, promise to continues to redefine the gaming smartphone space for our enthusiastic consumers.”

Mr. Yu further added,

“We are strongly committed to bringing the most cutting edge technology of our ROG Products to India in the very first wave of global release. Today we are delighted to introduce the ROG Phone 5, indisputable evolution in the gaming smartphone industry.”

Dinesh Sharma – Business Head, Smartphone and Commercial PC, System Business Group, ASUS India said,

“At ROG, we strive and craft for those who dare by bringing them the latest and greatest technology to deliver the ultimate flagship gaming experience to our customers consistently. That is why the ROG Phone is truly Worshipped by Gamers and Loved by Tech Gurus.” Commenting at the ROG Phone 5 launch,

Mr. Sharma said,

“The ROG Phone 5 is indeed like an advanced weapon built for those who wish to rule them all and deserve nothing but the ultimate best. I’ll even go so far as to say ROG Phone 5 is an answer to every gamer’s gaming dream, setting new standard for tomorrow’s mobile gaming devices.”

“In line with our vision to bring world-class technology to consumers across India, we are happy to celebrate the launch of the ultimate gaming smartphone by ASUS. With this launch, we continue to cater to evolving gaming and flagship premium smartphone needs”

said Aditya Soni, Senior Director, Mobiles, Flipkart.


Sustained Peak Performance

The ROG Phone 5 series harnesses the massive power of the latest flagship Snapdragon 888, which packs industry-leading innovations in 5G, AI, gaming, and camera technologies. Snapdragon Elite Gaming allows gamers to harness the power of ultra-smooth play at the highest possible HDR quality levels, with desktop-level capabilities. It also debuts Qualcomm Game Quick Touch, so players can experience up to a 20% increase in touch responsiveness and lower latency[i]. 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 in the ROG Phone 5 series now has an optimum thermal structure featuring a centred 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 vapour 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 centre of the phone — right where the CPU is — to deliver an amazing 10°C drop in the CPU temperature.

The all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate now includes X Mode, with multiple system profiles to give gamers even more performance settings and performance tuning tools, so they can instantly adapt the phone to the task at hand.

Additionally, ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is the world’s first smartphone to use 18 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which dramatically increases the overall gaming performance and takes the user experience to the next level.

Fast and Accurate Visuals

Cutting-edge displays have been a signature ROG Phone feature since its inception, and the ROG Phone 5 series continues this tradition. Boasting an industry-leading 300 Hz touch-sampling rate, the 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED display — built by Samsung — delivers a super-smooth gaming experience, with an ultra-low touch latency. Tuned in collaboration with leading visual-processing company Pixelworks®, the supreme visuals are enhanced even further with world-beating Delta-E <1 colour accuracy, the new always-on HDR technology[iv] that improves non-HDR visuals, and a screen that’s protected by the toughest ever Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus. The ROG Phone 5 series is built to endure — and built to win.

Outlive your Foes

To extend both screen-on time and the lifespan of the monster 6000 mAh battery, the ROG Phone 5 series 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[v]. The ROG Phone 5 series always optimizes itself for the best power efficiency, however, it’s being used.

ROG Phone 5 features the MMT battery technology (Middle Middle Tab) which increases the energy density and charges the battery from the middle instead of the ends which lowers impedance and temperature rise during charging. The overall improved cooling also means that we can maintain high wattage over a longer period. In fact, all these improvements have resulted in up to 7°C lower battery temperature when comparing 30W charging to the previous model and the surface temperature is up to 4°C lower even with 65W charging.

Rapid charging is assured by the bundled 30-watt HyperCharge adapter, which gets gamers up and running again in the fastest possible time. Additionally, the smartphone offers a maximum HyperCharge speed of up to 65-watt.

Built for gamers

Total control is the name of the game for the ROG Phone 5 series, and the massively upgraded AirTrigger 5 control system now gives gamers up to four distinct ways to interact with their ROG Phone 5, delivering an unrivalled level of game control. The AeroActive Cooler 5 now also features two extra physical buttons to allow a genuine console-like gaming experience.

The ROG Phone 5 series supports an unprecedented total of 10 different motion controls, so gamers can easily pick the moves to fit their game. In a racing game, for example, they can swivel the phone to steer or pull it towards them to brake. Game control has never been so easy.

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. These also work together with the ultrasonic sensors, the AeroActive Cooler 5 buttons and the motion controls to provide full control for a total gaming experience.

The revamped Armoury Crate app now offers more customizable options for the user to let them tweak the system performance to absolute perfection. The GameGenie, now with brand new modes such as Haptic audio helps the users to further enhance the immersion in gaming with haptic feedback that syncs with the audio output, and also has an eSport mode that lets the users dial in the right competition-spec settings on the ROG Phone 5.

For the ROG Phone 5 series, we’ve teamed up with some of the most popular game titles to give owners a series of different theme packs for customizing their device with their favourite characters and screens. Gamers can also share, discuss, and interact via ROG Connect, an online community that’s built into the ROG Phone 5 series.

Immersive Audio

The GameFX audio system in the ROG Phone 5 series now incorporates symmetrical seven-magnet dual speakers for truly balanced stereo sound effects. Optimized in collaboration with audio specialist Dirac, the projected sound quality will grab the user’s aural senses and take them to a different world. There’s also a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a hi-fi-grade ESS DAC for lossless audio processing. The AudioWizard audio-tuning app has also been completely revamped to optimize sound for different audio styles, including Game, Cinema, and Music settings. GameFX audio on the ROG Phone 5 series delivers the crystal-clear in-game sound effects and powerful aural soundscapes that gamers never dared to hope for in a phone.

Innovative ROG Vision

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and ROG Phone 5 Pro let gamers make their presence known to the world with the exclusive ROG Vision, a pioneering rear matrix display that’s never been seen on any phone until now. ROG Phone 5 Pro features a color 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. Owners can even create custom animations to make their phone even more personal.

Top-notch gaming headsets: ROG Cetra II Core gaming headphones

For incredible gaming audio to complement the ROG Phone 5 series, the lineup also introduces ROG Cetra II, gaming headphones with Active Noise Cancelation, a USB-C® connector and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) drivers; and ROG Cetra II Core, gaming headphones with LSR drivers and extensive multiplatform compatibility.

LSR is also utilized to maximize user experiences with the ROG Cetra II Core gaming headphones — ASUS Essence drivers made of the material deliver optimal audio quality, and LSR ear fins and ear tips offer enhanced comfort. Additionally, this model expands multiplatform support with a 3.5 mm connector for compatibility with PlayStation® 5, Xbox® Series X/S, ROG Phone 5 series, mobile phones, PCs, Macs and Nintendo Switch. The connector is also perfectly angled at 90° to provide added comfort during handheld gaming.


The sale starts on 15th April 2021 at 12:00 p.m. on Flipkart.

ROG Phone 5 –

·       8GB RAM / 128 GB Storage: ?49,999/- ·       12GB RAM / 256 GB Storage: ?57,999/-
Both variants will be available in new colour options featuring a glossy finish i.e. Phantom Black and Storm White.

ROG Phone 5 Pro (glossy Phantom Black colour) –

  • 16GB RAM / 512GB Storage: ?69,999/-

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (matte Storm White colour) –

  • 18GB RAM / 512GB Storage: ?79,999/-


·       ROG Phone 5 Lighting Armor case: ?2999/- ·       ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad: ?9999/-
·       AeroActive Cooler 5: ?2999/- ·       ROG Cetra II Core Headset: ?4599/-


ROG Phone 5
8GB/128GB Variant

·       ROG Phone 5

·       30-Watt QC4.0 Charger

·       USB-C to USB-C Data Cable

·       ROG Aero Case

·       SIM Ejector Pin

·       User Manual and Warranty Card

·       ROG Sticker set

12GB/256GB Variant

·       ROG Phone 5

·       30-Watt QC4.0 Charger

·       USB-C to USB-C Data Cable

·       ROG Aero Case

·       SIM Ejector Pin

·       User Manual and Warranty Card

·       ROG Sticker set


ROG Phone 5 Pro


·       ROG Phone 5 Pro

·       30-Watt QC4.0 Charger

·       USB-C to USB-C Data Cable

·       ROG Aero Case

·       ROG AeroActive Cooler 5

·       SIM Ejector Pin

·       User Manual and Warranty Card

·       ROG Sticker set

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate


·       ROG Phone 5 Ultimate

·       30-Watt QC4.0 Charger

·       USB-C to USB-C Data Cable

·       ROG Aero Case

·       ROG AeroActive Cooler 5

·       SIM Ejector Pin

·       User Manual and Warranty Card

·       ROG Sticker set

ASUS ROG Phone 5 Series specifications

ROG Phone 5

Ultimate (Limited)

ROG Phone 5 Pro ROG Phone 5
Colors Storm White (matte) Phantom Black (Glossy) Phantom Black / Storm White (both Glossy)
Processor 2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660
OS & UI Android™ 11 with ROG UI
Display 6.78” 20.4:9 2448×1080 FHD+ (395ppi) 144Hz/1ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified;

300Hz touch sampling rate, 24.3ms touch latency;

Brightness: 5 nits to 800nits @ APL100 + HBM or 1200nits @ APL1,
111% DCI-P3, sRGB : 150.89%, Delta E average <1%;

Contrast ratio: 1,000,000:1

Front 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™
SGS Eye Care 6.5% & SGS Seamless Pro (120Hz)
AS coating for reducing friction when hand sweating

Display chip Pixelworks i6 processor






SD storage no SD-card reader; NTFS support for external HDD
Sensor Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press detection
Extra sensor Touch Sensor on back cover *2 N/A
Main Rear Camera 64MP SONY IMX686 sensor, 0.8 µm pixel size – Quad Bayer technology with 16MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size, F1.8, 1/1.7” sensor, 2×1 OCL PDAF, LED flash
Second Rear Camera 13MP, 125?   ultra-wide, F2.4, Real-time distortion correction, 11mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
Third Rear Camera 5MP Macro, F2.0
Front Camera 24MP, 0.9µm, Quad Bayer Technology, F2.45, Lens diameter only 2.7mm

26.5mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Back Cover ROG Vision – monochrome PMOLED display ROG Vision – Color PMOLED display ROG (RGB light) logo
Video Recording 8K (7680 by 4320) @ 30 fps (main rear camera)

4K (3840 by 2160) @ 30/60 fps (main rear camera), @ 30 fps (second rear camera)

1080p @ 30/60 fps; 720p @ 30 fps

3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras

Time Lapse (4K)

Slow Motion video (4K @ 120 fps; 1080p @ 240/120 fps; 720p @ 480 fps)

Take still photo while recording video

Speaker Dual 7-magnet Linear 12x16mm front-facing speakers with GameFX & Dirac HD Sound

Powered by dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 Mono AMP

Audio Output Audiophile-grade ESS Sabre ES9280AC Pro with HyperStream® II QUAD DAC™ ® architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator with built-in Class G SABRE Headphone amplifier (up to 2Vrms)

GameFX audio system for improved in-game audio experience

New AudioWizard with EQ adjustments + Music/ Game/ Movie profiles tuned by Dirac

ROG Phone 5

Ultimate (Limited)

ROG Phone 5 Pro ROG Phone 5
Microphone Quad microphones with OZO Noise Reduction Technology
Wireless Technology IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO, 3 Antenna

WiFi-Direct support

UL 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2

Bluetooth Profile: HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
Additional Bluetooth audio codec: LDAC + aptX + aptX HD + aptX Adaptive

Navigation GNSS GPS(L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo(E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1/B2a), QZSS(L1/L5), NavIC(L5)
SIM Cards Dual SIM dual standby


Data rate*

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate &

Support EN-DC(5DL+FR1)

FR1: DL up to 4.0Gbps / UL 542Mbps (after April FOTA)

LTE 7CA DL Cat20 Up to 2.0Gbps UL Cat13 Up to 150Mbps
DC-HSPA+: DL 42Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps

2×2 MIMO and CA with 4×4 MIMO support

Data rate*

ROG Phone 5 (8 & 12GB)

Support EN-DC(5DL+FR1)

FR1: DL up to 4.0Gbps / UL 542Mbps (after April FOTA)

LTE 7CA DL Cat18 Up to 1.4Gbps UL Cat13 Up to 150Mbps
DC-HSPA+: DL 42Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps

2×2 MIMO and CA with 4×4 MIMO support

Network support

ROG 5 – Pro and Ultimate

5G (n41/77/78/79, n66, n71, n1,n2 n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38,n40 *US not Support n40)
FDD-LTE (1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800),25(1900), 26(850),28(700), 29(700),30(2300), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
TD-LTE (34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 48(3600), 42(3500) * US not Support b40)
(800 (19)/ 850(5/6) / 900(8) / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 1(2100)
EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2)
supportROG Phone 5 (8 & 12GB)
5G n41/77/78/79,  n1, n3, n7, n8, n20 , n28, n38
FDD-LTE 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900),18,19, 20(800),26, 28(700)
TD-LTE 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 48(3600), 42(3500) * US not Support b40
WCDMA HSDPA 850(5) / 900 / 1700?1800/1900 / 1(2100)
EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2)
Interface Side: Type C connector + Pogo pin (5 pins):

USB3.1 gen2/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC5.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

Bottom: Type C connector: USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

3.5mm Audio Jack: Headphone

NFC Support (Card mode support in power off)
Battery Dual 3,000mAh batteries MMT Design, Total 6,000mAh (typ.)

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