ASUS has officially unveiled its fourth generation of gaming smartphones named the ROG Phone 5 series. The lineup comprises ROG Phone 5, ROG, Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. Let's get a look at their specs, features, and pricing in this article.


The latest ROG Phone 5 series have a better aesthetic & design than its predecessor (ROG Phone 3). The last year’s phones looked underwhelming for a gaming smartphone compared to It's competitors. ASUS has solved that with the latest-gen models.

As mentioned in the beginning, the lineup comprises three devices. Though all three devices have an indistinguishable design except for the color and the secondary screen.

The base ROG Phone 5 features a dot-matrix RGB LED for the ROG logo (similar to the ROG Zephyrus G14 AniMe Matrix laptop), where the ROG Phone 5 Pro has a color POM LED display called ROG Vision.  The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate also boasts the same ROG Vision screen but it is monochrome. Anyway, users can customize lightings & color on all three implementations.

Furthermore, the motherboard now lies in the middle of the smartphone, and the 3.5mm headphone is back. The display is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, the frame is made from aluminum, and the rear glass panel is Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

As for color variants, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes in only a white color option with a blue accent as well as a matte finish. The ROG Phone 5 Pro, on the other hand, has a glossy black color finish. Lastly, the vanilla ROG Phone 5 comes with Phantom Black or Storm White color option with a glossy finish.


The whole lineup is eqieped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The whole lineup supported LPDDR5 RAM and UFS3.1 storage . The base and Pro variant max at 16GB RAM coupled with 512GB internal storage, However, the Ultimate version arrives with a whopping 18GB RAM,similler to the RedMagic 6 Pro Special Edition.

On the front, these smartphones come with a 6.78-inch FHD+ ( 2448 x 1080 pixels)  E4 Super AMOLED Display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, 24.3ms touch latency (touch to photon response), 300Hz touch sampling rate, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. This is a 20.4:9 aspect ratio panel. This display also has 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 395 PPI, Delta-E<1 color precision, and 800 nits peak brightness. The screen supports HDR10+ and includes 111% and 150.89% of DCI-P3 and sRGB color gamuts respectively.

On the connectivity front, these smartphones support 5G, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and dual-frequency GPS, Globass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC. As for ports, as stated earlier, the devices sport a 3.5mm headphone jack and two USB Type-C ports.

Talking about the camera, they feature a triple camera setup on the rear. The main camera is a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 5MP macro lens. There is also a 24MP front-facing camera.

Additional highlights of these smartphones include a grip detection sensor, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5, Pixelworks i6 Processor, stereo speakers,  dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 Mono AMP, ESS Sabre ES9280AC Pro QUAD DAC, lots of gaming-oriented features, and ZenUI as well as ROG UI on top of Android 11 OS . The Pro and Ultimate models also have two extra touch sensors on the back.

Under the hood, all three handsets feature a dual-3000mAh ( total of 6,000mAh) battery with support for 65W fast charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0. The charger is included in-box. However, it is worth noting that in some countries, ASUS will be shipping these devices with a 30W charger.

The ROG Phone 5 series measure 172.8 x 77.2 x 10.29 mm in dimensions and weighs around 238g.


The ASUS ROG Phone 5 Series will retail for the following price tags in Europe and India.

ASUS ROG Phone 5

  • 8GB + 128GB – 799 EURO / Rs.49,999
  • 12GB + 256GB – 899 EURO / Rs.57,999
  • 16GB + 512GB – 999 EURO / NA
  • ASUS ROG Phone 5 Pro
    • 16GB + 512GB – 1,199 EURO/ Rs.69,99
  • ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
    • 18GB + 512GB – 1,299 UROO / Rs.79,999 
  • Sadly, ASUS has not disclosed the pricing for other than these two regions.


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