After debuting in March this year, ASUS is finally launching its game-focused ROG Phone 5 smartphone. The heavily overloaded smartphone with some flashy RGB effects to match its gaming appeal is now available from the ASUS official store for a cool $ 1,000.
This is the Vanilla ROG Phone 5 model we’re talking about here. The more powerful Pro and Ultimate variants with a slightly different design will be available later this year. Even the base model now available for purchase has top-notch specs, including a whopping 16GB of fast LPDDR5 RAM.
Let’s get to the internal hardware, The ROG Phone 5 has a 6.68-inch FHD + AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz300 Hz touch sampling rate and is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass Victus on top. The HDR10 + certified panel offers a peak brightness of 1,200 nits and is flanked by thin bezels at the top and bottom rather than opting for a notch or punch aesthetic.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 runs the show inside, ticking along with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The ROG Phone 5 supports dual SIM connectivity (5G + 5G) and runs Android 11 on the software side. There are a ton of game-centric user interface improvements such as: B. a special game improvement app called Game Genie to control functions such as floating windows, haptics, sound effects, notification behavior and much more.
In the imaging department, you can find A 64 megapixel primary camera based on the Sony IMX686 sensor. It sits alongside a 13MP ultra wide angle snapper and a 5MP macro shooter. The ROG Phone 5 has a 24-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls.
The phone has dual front stereo speakers and is equipped with a large one 6,000mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging. It also features capacitive air triggers that act as shoulder buttons while gaming. ASUS offers a variety of accessories such as a cooler attachment and a gamepad for the ROG Phone 5, but these will require you to spend extra money.