ASUS Launches ROG Phone 5 Series, Pricing Starts at PHP39,995

ASUS has officially launched and released the ROG Phone 5 series in the Philippines. The company previously announced the launch date of its latest gaming smartphone series and now one of the models in the new series, the ROG Phone 5 Classic, is available for purchase with prices starting at PHP 39,995.

The ROG Phone 5 Classic in Phantom Black will be available in two variants, one featuring 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at PHP 39,995 while the other comes with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and has an SRP of PHP 49,995. The first few people who purchase the higher-priced variant of the ROG Phone 5 Classic in Phantom Black will also get an ROG Kunai Gamepad and ROG Akira Oversized Tee bundled with their purchase. A Storm White version of the both ROG Phone 5 Classic variants will also be available sometime in May 2021.

Apart from the ROG Phone 5 Classic, the new series of gaming smartphones also includes the ROG Phone 5 Pro with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate with 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, both of which is set to be available by the end of May 2021 at an SRP of PHP 54,995 and PHP 59,995, respectively. According to ASUS, once the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is available, those who purchase it will also get a Special Gift Box along with their purchase.

As for the accessories of the ROG Phone 5 series, the ROG Kunai Gamepad will be available separately this month for PHP 6,995 while the ROG Lightning Armor Case 5 will be released sometime in May 2021 for PHP 2,495.

The new ROG Phone 5 series features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC (system on a chip) paired with the Qualcomm Adreno 660 as well as the new GameCool 5 cooling system that includes a new internal design that places the new SoC at the center of the device with its 6,000 mAh battery split into two pieces and placed on each side of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G. The placement of the SoC helps ensure that the heat generated by the device is evenly spread across the chassis of the device. The redesigned 3D vapor chamber along with the two graphite sheets that sandwich the device’s components also assist in spreading out and dissipating the heat across the entire device.

The display of the ROG Phone 5 series is a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a 1ms response time. It features a peak brightness of 1,200 nits, a 111.23% DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10 and HDR10+ certification, a touch sampling rate of 300 Hz, as well as a touch latency of only 24.3 ms. The ROG Phone 5 now also features more usability with the two new physical buttons on the new AeroActive Cooler 5 that adds to the phone’s built-in AirTrigger 5 ultrasonic sensors. The ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate also feature two additional hidden rear touch sensors that act as left and right triggers on a gamepad.

Other features of the ROG Phone 5 also include the GameFX audio system that includes a hi-fi-grade ESS DAC and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The ROG Phone 5 Pro and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate also feature the new ROG Vision matrix display at the rear of the device, that is able to show a variety of built-in animations or even custom animations. The ROG Phone 5 Pro features a colored ROG Vision matrix display while the one on the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is monochrome.

More information on where you can purchase the new ASUS ROG Phone 5 series can be found at:

End May 2021ROG Phone 5 UltimateStorm WhiteSD 888 18G/512G59,995.00Aero Active Cooler 5Special Gift BoxPHP 5,990
65W   Charger
End May 2021ROG Phone 5 ProPhantom BlackSD 888 16G/512G54,995.00Aero Active Cooler 5PHP 2,495
65W   Charger
Phantom   BlackROG Phone 5 ClassicPhantom BlackSD 888 16G/256G49,995.00Aero Active Cooler 5ROG Kunai GamepadPHP 10,485
(April   2021) AeroCase 
 Storm White65W ChargerROG Akira Oversized Tee
Storm   White   
(May 2021   Arrival)   
Phantom   BlackROG Phone 5 ClassicPhantom BlackSD 888 8G/128G39,995.00Aero Active Cooler 5PHP 2,495
(April   2021) AeroCase
 Storm White65W Charger
Storm   White  
(May 2021   Arrival)  
Apr-21ROG Kunai GamepadPhantom Black6,995.00
May-21ROG Lighting Armor Case 5Phantom Black2,495.00

ROG Phone 5 Specifications:

Processor2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor
GPUQualcomm Adreno 660
UIAndroid™ 11 with new ROG UI
Display6.78″ 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 andHDR10+ certified
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)
Dimensions173 x 77 x 9.9 mm
Weight239 g
Battery6000 mAh typical capacity
MemoryROG Phone 5 Ultimate: 18 GB LPDDR5 RAM
ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5: Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM
StorageROG Phone 5 Ultimate and Pro: 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
ROG Phone5: Up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
SensorsIn-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition, accelerometer, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient-light sensor, ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press
Wireless TechnologyIntegrated WiFi 6E(802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)[i]
Bluetooth 5.2 (HFP + A2DP + AVRCP+ HID + PAN + OPP), supports Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
WiFi Direct
GPSGNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass(L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1i/B1c/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)
I/O PortsSide and bottom:
Front Camera24 MP
Rear Camera64 MP (Main camera Sony IMX686) + 13 MP (125° ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro)
Voice WakeupYes
SpeakerSymmetrical dual front-facing speakers powered by Dirac technologies
7-magnetstereo speaker with Cirrus Logic amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
ColorROG Phone 5 Ultimate: Storm White
ROG Phone 5 Pro: Phantom Black
ROG Phone 5 Classic: Phantom Black and Storm White