ROG Phone 5 receives its first update: E-Sports mode, theme packs & more

ASUS recently launched the ROG Phone 5. This phone has a lot of popularity thanks to its eye-catching design as well as powerful internals. ROG Phone 5 comes with a lot of upgrades from its predecessor. And just after some days of its arrival, the phone has already received its first update. Let’s check the new ROG Phone 5 software update out and the new features it brings to the device.

First of all, the software version is 18.0830.2101.73 and is received on the ROG Phone 5 with the model number ZS673KS. The update is rolling out in batches. To check if you have received the update, go to settings-> system-> system updates and check if you have received the update or not. If you have not received the OTA update, you can also manually update your firmware.


The new update brings a lot of new stuff. Not only it optimizes the software but also brings features such as motion control gestures, Esports mode, and more. The update promises an optimized camera user experience. I hope that this update fixes and improves it. You can check out the official changelog below:

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  1. Enhanced the advanced settings of system modes in Armoury Crate
  2. Animation editor for ROG Vision in Armoury Crate. Now supports share and import functions.
  3. Added brand new motion control gestures in AirTrigger 5
  4. Esports Mode: A competitive mode tailored for esports competitions in the power button menu screen during gameplay
  5. Added ROG Akira Character theme pack
  6. Added multiple theme packs in cooperated with popular game publishers
  7. “Upcoming alarm notification” setting in Clock – Sent out 2 hours before the scheduled alarm.
  8. Optimized Camera user experience
  9. System stability
  10. Optimized ROG Vision
  11. Charging stability
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ASUS ROG Phone 5 – HighlightsROG PHONE 5 UPDATE

Asus ROG Phone 5 comes with a 6.78-inch full HD + OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate.  On the performance side, the ROG Phone 5 is powered by Snapdragon 888. There is a back camera setup comprising of 64MP Primary, 13MP ultra-wide, and 5MP macro sensor. While on the front there is a 24MP selfie shooter.

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. Connectivity options include 5G, WiFi, Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Dual-sim, NFC, and USB Type-C port. All of this sets you back at 799 Euros that roughly translates to $955. Does the phone provide value at this price point? In my opinion, for gamers, it’s a pretty good performance-oriented device and has some really cool features. Let us know your opinions below.


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1 Comment

  1. Toaster
    March 14, 2021

    You can't buy this phone yet