Asus ROG phone 5 gaming smartphone launched in India, Priced at ₹49,999(~$686)

Asus ROG Phone 5 Series

Asus launched its ROG Phone 5 gaming smartphone series including ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate in India. The main highlight of the ROG Phone 5 series is its huge 18GB of RAM  and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. ASUS ROG Phone 5 is the successor of ROG Phone 3 that came powered with Snapdragon 888 SoC. ROG Phone 5 series has a similar design as its predecessor, the ROG Phone 3.

Asus ROG Phone 5 gaming smartphone is tagged at Rs 49,999 (~$686) for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 12GB RAM with internal storage 256GB variant is priced at Rs 57,999(~$797). ROG Phone 5 comes in two color options i.e. Phantom Black and Storm White color variants.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro in Phantom Black color variant packed with 16GB RAM coupled with 512GB storage is priced at Rs 69,999(~$961). The top-notch Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate with 18GB coupled with 512GB internal storage is priced at Rs.79,999(~$1099). ROG Phone 5 series will be available to buy from 15th April 2021 on Flipkart.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Series features

The smartphone series is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC. It features enhanced 5G communications and advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. To ensure maximum performance for gaming scenario due to its upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system alongside the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate.

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The GameCool 5 cooling system in the smartphone series has an optimum thermal structure. The heat generated by the CPU is transferred to all edges simultaneously which helps in high thermal efficiency. The reshaped 3D vapor chamber and extensive graphite sheets improve the device to decrease heat build-up.

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ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate include an additional feature hidden rear touch sensor on the back. This sensor provides L2/R2 trigger functions as a game console controller. The ROG Phone 5 also features a 3.5mm audio jack and MMT battery technology that increases the energy density.


Asus ROG Phone series host a 6.78-inch full HD + OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The smartphone comes with a 300Hz touch-sampling rate, HDR10+, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The phone houses a 6,000 mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging and runs on Android 11 operating system based ROG UI out-of-the-box.

Regarding the camera, the ROG phone is tipped with a triple camera setup. It includes a 64MP primary camera, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP macro camera. the front camera is equipped with 24MP. Connectivity options include 5G, WiFi, Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Dual-sim, NFC, and USB Type-C port.

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