ASUS has finally lifted the lid off of their hotly anticipated addition to their gaming phone series.  The new ROG Phone 5 series ASUS come out with a threesome, the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate.  The new ROG Phones feature top-tier specs such as a Snapdragon 888 SoC, a high refresh rate AMOLED screen, a large 6,00mAh battery as well as 65W fast charging.

ROG Phone 5 series has finally landed

Press Release visual ROG Phone 5 Final

As mentioned before, the new ROG gaming phones feature a Samsung-built 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified display. The screen also comes with a 300 Hz touch sampling rate and ultra-low 24.3 ms touch latency.

The series is also powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform featuring advanced 5G communications and premium Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features.

Furthermore, the new ROG Phones comes with an upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system, an all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate, a huge 6000mAh battery as well as 65W fast charging support. There are also passive power-saving mechanisms to limit inactive apps and deliver up to 67% more power savings.

Press Release visual ROG Phone 5 Pro + Ultimate Final

The new ROG Phone 5 series also features a new rear matrix display called the ROG Vision. This new feature will be exclusively available on the ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and can be customised to respond to a variety of system and in-game events.

Other features see the AirTriggers also make a return with the new AirTrigger 5 control system now gives gamers up to four distinct ways to interact with their ROG Phone 5, delivering an unrivalled level of game control. The AeroActive Cooler 5 now also features two extra physical buttons to allow a genuine console-like gaming experience.

The GameFX audio system in the ROG Phone 5 series now incorporates symmetrical seven-magnet dual speakers for truly balanced stereo sound effects. Optimized in collaboration with audio specialist Dirac, the projected sound quality will grab the user’s aural senses and take them to a different world.

There’s also a 3.5 mm headphone jack (which makes a return after being absent on the ROG Phone 3), and a hi-fi-grade ESS DAC for lossless audio processing.

Below is the full specs list for the new ROG Phones:

Processor 2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5nm, 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 colour gamut coverage

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Supports Always-On HDR display

HDR10 and HDR10+ 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 Phone 5: 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)

Bluetooth 5.2 (HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP), supports Qualcomm aptXAdaptive

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 degrees ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro)
Voice Wakeup Yes
Speaker Symmetrical dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound

7-magnet stereo 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: Phantom Black and Storm White

There’s no mention of the retail prices as of yet but do stay tuned to us at The Adventures of Vesper. We will report as soon as we have more information. For more information ASUS’ new gaming phone series, do head over to the official website here.