ROG Phone 5 Now Available in PH, Specs and Price

The latest generation of the world’s most advanced gaming smartphone officially hits the market, complete with its accessory line for the year! Available via accredited ASUS and ROG stores only. 

The wait is finally over. ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Philippines tonight announced the official pricing for the ROG Phone 5 Classic, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. Starting April 10, the latest and most powerful incarnation of the world’s most advanced line of gaming smartphones will be up for grabs. Together with these renowned devices are the announcements of availability for the supporting ROG Phone accessories. Full details can be found at the http://bit.ly/ROGPhone_WTB

ROG PHONE 5 SERIES

Processor

2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor

GPU

Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660

UI

Android™ 11 with new ROG UI

Display

6.78″ 20.4:9 (2448 x 1080) 144 Hz / 1 ms Samsung AMOLED display

800 nits outdoor readable brightness

1,200 nits peak brightness

Delta-E < 1

111.23% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage 

Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™

Supports Always-On HDR display

HDR10 and HDR10+ certified

Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)

Dimensions

173 x 77 x 9.9 mm 

Weight

239 g

Battery

6000 mAh typical capacity

Memory

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate: 18 GB LPDDR5 RAM

ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5: Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM

Storage

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and Pro: 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM

ROG Phone 5: Up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM

Sensors

In-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition, accelerometer, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient-light sensor, ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press

Wireless Technology

Integrated WiFi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)

Bluetooth® 5.2 (HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP), supports Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive

WiFi Direct

NFC

GPS

GNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1i/B1c/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)

I/O Ports

Side and bottom: 

USB-C®

Front Camera

24 MP

Rear Camera

64 MP (Main camera Sony® IMX686) + 13 MP (125° ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro)

Voice Wakeup

Yes

Speaker

Symmetrical dual front-facing speakers powered by Dirac technologies 

7-magnet stereo speaker with Cirrus Logic amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect

NFC

Supported

Color

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate: Storm White

ROG Phone 5 Pro: Phantom Black

ROG Phone 5: Phantom Black and Storm White

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. 

FINEST PERFORMANCE YET

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. 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 centered 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 vapor 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 center 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.

POWER UNLIKE ANY OTHER

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

Rapid charging is assured by the bundled 65-watt HyperCharge adapter, which gets gamers up and running again in the fastest possible time.

IMMERSIVE MOBILE GAMING EXPERIENCE

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 unrivaled 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.

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 worthy of audio enthusiasts.

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 favorite characters and screens. Gamers can also share, discuss, and interact via ROG Connect, an online community that is built into the ROG Phone 5 series. 

ROG PHONE 5 PRO AND ULTIMATE

The 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 has never been seen on any phone until now. ROG Phone 5 Pro features a colored 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. 

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. 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ROG Phone 5 Classic at 16GB/256GB will be available in the Philippines in Phantom Black starting April 10, 2021 at the price of PHP 49,995. First owners will also get a special set bundle, which includes the ROG Kunai Gamepad as well as the ROG Akira Oversized Tee. Its Storm White variant will be arriving within May 2021.

The ROG Phone 5 Classic at 8GB/128GB will be available starting April 10, 2021 in Phantom Black at PHP 39,995. The Storm White version will follow within May 2021. 

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The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate in Storm White and ROG Phone 5 Pro in Phantom Black will arrive in May 2021. The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate edition at 18GB/512GB is priced at PHP 59,995 and will be complete with a Special Gift Box, while the ROG Phone 5 Pro edition at 16GB/512GB will hit the market at PHP 54,995. Both will feature the highly customizable ROG Vision and additional rear trigger buttons.

The ROG Kunai Gamepad will arrive in April 2021 at PHP 6,995 and the ROG Lighting Armor Case 5 in May 2021 at PHP 2,495. 

All ROG Phone 5 phones will be complete with the AeroActive Cooler 5 and will also sport 1-year Warranty. The warranty will be available for the ROG Phone accessories as well. Complete details can also be checked through this link: http://bit.ly/ROGPhone_WTB 

For more information on the ROG Phone line as well as other incredible products, check out the following social media pages:

PRODUCT LIST

AVAILABILITY

MODEL

COLORS

SPEC

PRICE

OFFICIAL BUNDLE

EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE

BUNDLE VALUE

End May 2021

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate

Storm White

SD 888 18G/512G

59,995.00

Aero Active Cooler 5

AeroCase

65W Charger

Special Gift Box 

PHP 5,990

End May 2021

ROG Phone 5 Pro

Phantom Black

SD 888 16G/512G

54,995.00

Aero Active Cooler 5

AeroCase

65W Charger

PHP 2,495

Phantom Black 

(April 2021)

Storm White 

(May 2021 Arrival)

ROG Phone 5 Classic

Phantom Black

Storm White

SD 888 16G/256G

49,995.00

Aero Active Cooler 5

AeroCase

65W Charger

ROG Kunai Gamepad 


ROG Akira Oversized Tee 

PHP 10,485

Phantom Black 

(April 2021)

Storm White 

(May 2021 Arrival)

ROG Phone 5 Classic

Phantom Black

Storm White

SD 888 8G/128G

39,995.00

Aero Active Cooler 5

AeroCase

65W Charger

PHP 2,495

April 2021

ROG Kunai Gamepad

Phantom Black

6,995.00

May 2021

ROG Lighting Armor Case 5

Phantom Black

2,495.00

NOTES:

  •  Due to possible community quarantine changes, please expect delays in fulfillment of order.
  • ROG Phone 5 Exclusive Bundles are available for the first owners of the ROG Phone 5s that they correspond to, only until supplies last.

 

 

About the Author

Jervie David Montejar
Pinoy Blogger, developer, foodie, self-proclaimed photographer and big anime and otaku fan. Likes RPG and action video games.

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