Taiwanese company, Republic of Gamers (ROG), launched three gaming smartphones under its ROG Phone 5 series in India. ROG Phone 5 will be available at a starting price of Rs 49,999, while ROG Phone 5 Pro is priced at Rs 69,999. Lastly, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will be available at 79,999. Asus' ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is the first (and the only) smartphone available with 18GB LPDDR5 RAM in India.
Packed with superior features and ample storage and RAM, Asus' ROG Phone 5 series is easily one of the most top-notch Android devices available in the market at present. If you missed out on the key specs, we've compressed the highlights that you can catch up on:
ROG Phone 5
Overview: Asus ROG Phone 5 utilises the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor. It supports high-level 5G communications and is topped with Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
Camera: ROG Phone 5 comes with a tri-camera set-up at the rear with Sony flagship IMX686 64MP as the main camera, 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP macro camera. Additionally, it features a 24MP selfie camera on its front.
Display: The device hosts a Samsung-built AMOLED HDR10+(2448x1080) certified display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
Battery: Powered by a 6,000mAh battery, the phone comes with a 30-watt HyperCharge adapter.
ROG Phone 5 Pro
Overview: The Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro comes powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. Additionally, it allows 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Camera: Like the ROG Phone 5, the device rear packs a 64MP primary camera, a second 13MP camera, and a third 5MPl camera. It also sports a 24MP front camera for selfies.
Display: Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2448 pixels at a pixel density of 395 pixels per inch.
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
Overview: Asus' ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Edition is the world's first phone to feature 18GB of RAM. The maximum internal storage of the device goes up to 512GB.
Display: Like Phone 5 and 5 Pro, the Ultimate Edition come with the same display features. It has an AMOLED panel that shows up to one billion colours, a 144 Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ resolution, and HDR10+ certification.
Camera: Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate also features a tri-camera set-up, featuring the same dimensions. The device packs a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera and a 24MP selfie camera on its front.
Battery: ROG Phone 5 Ultimate edition has a battery capacity of 6000 mAh and supports 65W fast charging. It features the same charging technology and reverse charging support.
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 bringing 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 the gaming smartphone industry."