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 2021 ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Storm White SD 888 18G/512G 59,995.00 Aero Active Cooler 5 Special Gift Box PHP 5,990
65W   Charger
End May 2021 ROG Phone 5 Pro Phantom Black SD 888 16G/512G 54,995.00 Aero Active Cooler 5 PHP 2,495
65W   Charger
Phantom   Black ROG Phone 5 Classic Phantom Black SD 888 16G/256G 49,995.00 Aero Active Cooler 5 ROG Kunai Gamepad PHP 10,485
(April   2021)   AeroCase  
  Storm White 65W Charger ROG Akira Oversized Tee
Storm   White      
(May 2021   Arrival)      
Phantom   Black ROG Phone 5 Classic Phantom Black SD 888 8G/128G 39,995.00 Aero Active Cooler 5 PHP 2,495
(April   2021)   AeroCase
  Storm White 65W Charger
Storm   White    
(May 2021   Arrival)    
Apr-21 ROG Kunai Gamepad Phantom Black 6,995.00
May-21 ROG Lighting Armor Case 5 Phantom Black 2,495.00

ROG Phone 5 Specifications:

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 andHDR10+ 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 Phone5: 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)[i]
Bluetooth 5.2 (HFP + A2DP + AVRCP+ HID + PAN + OPP), supports Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
WiFi Direct
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:
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-magnetstereo 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 Classic: Phantom Black and Storm White