ASUS Republic of Gamers unveils ROG Phone 5 Series

Republic of Gamers (ROG), a sub-brand of ASUS, announced The ROG Phone 5 series – ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, the latest and most powerful incarnation of the world’s most advanced gaming smartphone.

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.


For ultra-smooth and ultra-responsive gaming visuals, the ROG Phone 5 series is equipped with a Samsung-built 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified display with an industry-leading 300 Hz touch sampling rate and ultra-low 24.3 ms touch latency.

Gamers can play longer with the ROG Phone 5 series thanks to the monster 6000 mAh battery, and the phones come with a 30-watt HyperCharge adapter that tops up the battery in the shortest possible time.

The ROG Phone 5 series continues the ROG built-for-gamers design philosophy with ROG Vision, a never-before-seen rear matrix display — available exclusively on ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate — that shows customizable animations in response to a variety of system and in-game events.

There are also massive enhancements to the pioneering and still-unrivaled AirTrigger 5 control system, and the powerful GameFX audio system that is further amplified by the large dual front facing stereo speakers tuned by Dirac. The ROG Phone 5 also bring back the 3.5mm audio jack that has also been overhauled to deliver even more immersive sound thanks to ESS Sabre DAC for audiophile listening.



“The ROG Phone 5 series is the ultimate gaming smartphone for the best mobile gaming experience,” said ASUS co-CEO, S.Y. Hsu. “It continues the legacy of ROG Phones as the leading gaming smartphones with exceptional performance, displays, audio, control and battery life.”

Speaking at the launch event, Leon Yu – Regional Director, System Business Group, ASUS India & South Asia said, “We are deeply inspired by the love for ROG Products from our Indian fans. Even during the tough pandemic, the ROG Brand continued to grow phenomenally in the Indian market in both segments, Smartphones as well as PCs. All thanks to our fans in India for this incredible support. We, promise to continues to redefine the gaming smartphone space for our enthusiastic consumers.” Mr. Yu further added, “We are strongly committed to bring the most cutting edge technology of our ROG Products to India in the very first wave of global release. Today we are delighted to introduce the ROG Phone 5, indisputable evolution in gaming smartphone industry.”

Dinesh Sharma – Business Head, Smartphone and Commercial PC, System Business Group, ASUS India said, “At ROG, we strive and craft for those who dare by bringing them the latest and greatest technology to deliver the ultimate flagship gaming experience to our customers consistently. That is why the ROG Phone is truly Worshipped by Gamers and Loved by Tech Gurus.” Commenting at the ROG Phone 5 launch, Mr. Sharma said, “The ROG Phone 5 is indeed like an advanced weapon built for those who wish to rule them all and deserve nothing but the ultimate best. I’ll even go so far as to say ROG Phone 5 is an answer to every gamer’s gaming dream, setting new standard for tomorrow’s mobile gaming devices.”

ASUS ROG Phone 5 Series Specifications

ROG Phone 5 

Ultimate (Limited)

ROG Phone 5 Pro

ROG Phone 5


Storm White (matte)

Phantom Black (Glossy)

Phantom Black / Storm White (both Glossy)


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


Qualcomm Adreno 660


Android 11 with ROG UI


6.78” 20.4:9 2448×1080 (395ppi) 144Hz/1ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified;

300Hz touch sampling rate, 24.3ms touch latency;

Brightness: 5 nits to 800nits @ APL100 + HBM or 1200nits @ APL1,
111% DCI-P3, sRGB : 150.89%, Delta E average <1%;

Contrast ratio: 1,000,000:1

Front 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
SGS Eye Care 6.5% & SGS Seamless Pro (120Hz)
AS coating for reducing friction when hand sweating

Display chip

Pixelworks i6 processor








SD storage

no SD-card reader; NTFS support for external HDD


Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press detection

Extra sensor

Touch Sensor on back cover *2


Main Rear Camera

64MP SONY IMX686 sensor, 0.8 µm pixel size – Quad Bayer technology with 16MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size, F1.8, 1/1.7” sensor, 2×1 OCL PDAF, LED flash

Second Rear Camera

13MP, 125˚   ultra-wide, F2.4, Real-time distortion correction, 11mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Third Rear Camera

5MP Macro, F2.0

Front Camera

24MP, 0.9µm, Quad Bayer Technology, F2.45, Lens diameter only 2.7mm

26.5mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Back Cover

ROG Vision – monochrome PMOLED display

ROG Vision – Color PMOLED display

ROG (RGB light) logo

Video Recording

8K (7680 by 4320) @ 30 fps (main rear camera)

4K (3840 by 2160) @ 30/60 fps (main rear camera), @ 30 fps (second rear camera)

1080p @ 30/60 fps; 720p @ 30 fps

3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras

Time Lapse (4K)

Slow Motion video (4K @ 120 fps; 1080p @ 240/120 fps; 720p @ 480 fps)

Take still photo while recording video


Dual 7-magnet Linear 12x16mm front-facing speakers with GameFX & Dirac HD Sound

Powered by dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 Mono AMP

Audio Output

Audiophile-grade ESS Sabre ES9280AC Pro with HyperStream II QUAD DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator with built-in Class G SABRE Headphone amplifier (up to 2Vrms)

GameFX audio system for improved in-game audio experience

New AudioWizard with EQ adjustments + Music/ Game/ Movie profiles tuned by Dirac


Quad microphones with OZO Noise Reduction Technology

Wireless Technology

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO,  3 Antenna

WiFi-Direct support

UL 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2

Bluetooth Profile: HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
Additional Bluetooth audio codec: LDAC + aptX + aptX HD + aptX Adaptive


GNSS GPS(L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo(E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1/B2a), QZSS(L1/L5), NavIC(L5)

SIM Cards

Dual SIM dual standby


Data rate

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate &

Support EN-DC(5DL+FR1)

FR1: DL up to 4.0Gbps / UL 542Mbps (after April FOTA)

LTE 7CA DL Cat20 Up to 2.0Gbps UL Cat13 Up to 150Mbps
DC-HSPA+: DL 42Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps

2×2 MIMO and CA with 4×4 MIMO support

Data rate

ROG Phone 5 (8 & 12GB)

Support EN-DC(5DL+FR1)

FR1: DL up to 4.0Gbps / UL 542Mbps (after April FOTA)

LTE 7CA DL Cat20 Up to 1.4Gbps UL Cat13 Up to 150Mbps
DC-HSPA+: DL 42Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps

2×2 MIMO and CA with 4×4 MIMO support

Network support

ROG 5 – Pro and Ultimate

5G (n41/77/78/79, n66, n71, n1,n2 n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38,n40 US not Support n40)
FDD-LTE (1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800),25(1900), 26(850),28(700), 29(700),30(2300), 32(1500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
TD-LTE (34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 48(3600), 42(3500)  US not Support b40)
(800 (19)/ 850(5/6) / 900(8) / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 1(2100)
EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2)


ROG Phone 5 (8 & 12GB)

5G n41/77/78/79,  n1, n3, n7, n8, n20 , n28, n38
FDD-LTE 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900),18,19, 20(800),26, 28(700)
TD-LTE 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 48(3600), 42(3500)  US not Support b40
WCDMA HSDPA 850(5) / 900 / 1700/1800/1900 / 1(2100)
EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2)


Side: Type C connector + Pogo  pin (5 pins):

USB3.1 gen2/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC5.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

Bottom: Type C connector: USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge

3.5mm Audio Jack: Headphone


Support (Card mode support in power off)


Dual 3,000mAh batteries MMT Design, Total 6,000mAh (typ.)


30W (12V 2.5A) PD/ QC4.0 / Direct Charge adapter

30W (12V 2.5A) PD/ QC4.0 / Direct Charge adapter


172.8mm (6.09 inches), 77.2mm (2.72 inches), 10.29mm (0.36 inches)


238 grams (8.39 ounces) (TBA)


Aeroactive Cooler 5

Aero case

30W HyperCharger

Aero case

30W HyperCharger

Price & Availability

Sale Starts on 15th April, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. on Flipkart.

ROG Phone 5 –

·       8GB RAM / 128 GB Storage: ₹49,999/- ·       12GB RAM / 256 GB Storage: ₹57,999/-
Both variants will be available in new colour options featuring a glossy finish i.e. Phantom Black and Storm White.

ROG Phone 5 Pro (glossy Phantom Black colour) –

  • 16GB RAM / 512GB Storage: ₹69,999/-

ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (matte Storm White colour) –

  • 18GB RAM / 512GB Storage: ₹79,999/-

·       ROG Phone 5 Lighting Armor case: ₹2999/- ·       ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad: ₹9999/-
·       AeroActive Cooler 5: ₹2999/- ·       ROG Cetra II Core Headset: ₹4599/-

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