Asus Announces Flagship Gaming-Focused Smartphone With 5G Support


Earlier this month, Asus announced the most powerful smartphone in the market, which is gaming-focused. The flagship ROG Phone 5 uses powerful audio and has a Snapdragon 888 processor, enhancing its efficiency.

The ROG Phone 5 is a succession of ROG Phone 3 from last year and serves as the fourth iteration and newest ROG Phone gaming smartphone. It uses the latest hardware with gaming-centric features, while other accessories are optional depending on your needs, enhancing your gaming experience. Some of the features are an AeroActive 5 cooling fan with a headphone jack with 3.5 mm and two physical AirTrigger buttons. You can also use the accessory as a kickstand, enhancing its convenience. 

Sale Date and Price of Asus ROG phone 5 in India

The smartphone prices depend on the RAM and the storage capacity. A 12GB/256GB comes at Rs 57,999, while the 8GB/128GB variant amounts to Rs 49,999. We also have the Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro which will be having a RAM of 16GB with a storage of 512GB and will go for Rs 69,999. There’s also the highest end of the ROG Phone 5 with 18GB RAM and a storage of 512GB, to cost Rs 79,999. All these phones will be available at noon, on Flipkart, from April 15.

It is important to note that the pieces will be available in limited quantities. The battery life for all three models is long to provide you with an extended gaming experience. They also feature an AMOLED display while the processor is faster for gaming compared to other competitors.

Specifications for Asus ROG Phone 5


Although the design is more or less the same as its predecessor, the ROG phone five features a traditional ROG backlit logo, while the rear part has a dot matrix display. The most dominant change which the new model seeks to bring back is the headphone jack worth 3.5 mm. 


For a user-friendly experience, the ROG Phone 5 comes with a Snapdragon and 888 processor paired with a 6000mAh battery for prolonged gaming with the Betway mobile app and other games. However, there are three different models with varying RAM and storage capacities.  That includes 8GB RAM/12GB RAM standard version, 16GB for the pro model, and the ultimate model features 18GB RAM. The ROG phone 5 allows for faster downloads, uploads, and improved gaming, supporting the fifth generation or 5G. 


The ROG phone 5 has a display of 6.78 inches and a 144Hz refresh rate. It supports HDR10+ with the custom AMOLED panel, achieved from close working Samsung, as Asus informs. According to Asus, the screen has a 300Hz touch rate and according to Asus, the model provides a brighter display compared to the ROG Phone by 23%. 

You can conveniently use the phone’s sides, and it features the AirTrigger 5 that enhances positioning and improves sensitivity. That makes it excellent for installing the Betway app for casino game players and sports betting enthusiasts.  Even better, it comes with virtual shoulder buttons that offer motion control gestures for more impressive gameplay. 


Besides its excellent gaming features, the ROG phone 5 comes with a 64MP SONY IMX686 sensor. It can therefore shoot up to 8K videos. For immersive sound, the phone features two front-facing speakers. 

Bottom Line

The ROG Phone 5 was designed with the hardcore gamer in mind, providing cutting-edge features, a reliable processor, and solid battery life. As such, you expect an uninterrupted gaming experience without any glitches, even with HD images.