ASUS released a video event "ROG Phone 5 Launch Event | For Those Who Dare" is now available.
The event officially announced the information and product lineup of "ROG Phone 5".
Lineup of 3 products
The "ROG Phone 5" will be available in three lineups: " ROG Phone 5 PRO " and " ROG Phone 5 Ultimate " in addition to the standard model " ROG Phone 5 ".
The specifications and configurations are different, so we will introduce the information announced for each model.
ROG Phone 5
The basic model among the announced models is the "ROG Phone 5," a 5G-compatible gaming smartphone.
It has a distinctive design with impressive dots of Aura RGB-compatible LED lighting on the back.
The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is used for the CPU, which is the highest performance specification at the moment.
Benchmarks show a 25% improvement in CPU performance and a35% improvement in GPU performance over previous models.
The AMOLED display is the most sensitive and smooth display available, with a touch sampling rate of 300Hz, touch latency of 24.3ms, refresh rate of 144Hz, and response time of 1ms.
In terms of sound, the Symmetrical 7-magnet dual speaker allows users to enjoy powerful sound from the unit's speakers, and the high-resolution grade ESS DAC allows earphones and headphones to enjoy best-in-class sound.
The 3.5mm earphone jack has been restored, allowing direct wired connection without conversion to Type-C for higher quality sound reproduction.
The external fan that improves the cooling effect of the ROG Phone has also evolved into the " AeroActive Cooler 5 ".
The new AeroActive Cooler 5 fan is just as efficient at removing heat as the previous AeroActive Cooler, preventing performance degradation, while two new physical buttons provide an advantage when playing games.
The kickstand is also included to provide a stable stand when watching videos or using an external controller.
AeroActive Cooler 5 is sold separately for ROG Phone 5.
The motion controller and ultrasonic side sensor on the top of the ROG Phone are still in place to assist with game operations.
Combined with the high spec performance of the device, this allows for even more precise play.
Two 3,000mAh batteries, for a total of 6,000mAh, are installed.
The batteries can be used for long periods of time without worry and can be recharged at high speed using the 65-watt HyperCharge adapter.
The camera section features a Sony IMX686 64MP main wide-angle camera, a super wide-angle 13MP second camera, and a macro camera.
The front camera is also a 24MP one, which can record high quality images in a variety of situations, including photography, video recording, selfies and streaming.
"ROG Phone 5" is available in two colors, Phantom Black and Storm White.
The ROG Phone 5 will be available in three different specs: 999€ for the 16GB RAM / 256GB ROM model, 899€ for the 12GB RAM / 256GB ROM model, and 799€ for the 8GB RAM / 128GB ROM model.
ROG Phone 5 PRO
The " ROG Phone 5 PRO " has the same basic performance as the "ROG Phone 5," but it has another display on the back called ROG VISION.
This ROG VISION can be customized to display a variety of visual expressions, as well as information such as battery charge status and incoming phone calls.
In addition, two additional rear touchbuds are mounted on the lower rear panel.
These additional buttons allow for more precise control depending on the game title being played and the user's own playing style.
The "ROG Phone 5 PRO" will cost 1,199€ with 16GB RAM / 512GB ROM.
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
Lastly, the " ROG Phone 5 Ultimate " was introduced.
The "ROG Phone 5 Ultimate" is the first smartphone with 18GB of RAM and is the highest-end model of the ROG Phone 5 PRO.
This allows it to take full advantage of its performance, with a clock speed of 6,400 Mbps and a RAM clock speed of 3,200 mHZ.
The "ROG Phone 5 Ultimate" will cost 1,299€ with 18GB RAM / 512GB ROM.
The "ROG Phone 5 Ultimate" is also available in an unboxing image, which shows the bundle and the actual device in operation.
No word on the Japanese market at this time.
The "ROG Phone 5," "ROG Phone 5 PRO," and "ROG Phone 5 Ultimate" models announced this time are for the global market, with no announcement for the Japanese market.
Which model will be released, the price, and the release date will be announced later.
The "ROG Phone" series has long been known for its high performance, but this new product is expected to have specifications that will set it apart from other gaming smartphones.
We will wait for further information on its release in Japan.
For more details, please visit the official ASUS ROG website.