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Asus ROG Phone 5 series

Asus announces ROG Phone 5 series gaming smartphones

Asus yesterday announced the the new two new smartphones under the ROG Phone 5 series gaming smartphones, namely the ROG Phone 5 and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate.

Both of these smartphones are powerful gaming smartphones meant specifically for gamers or those keen to have ultra fast phones around them.

I’ve used one Asus smartphone before, and I can it was quite impressive.  Else, I am a fan of Asus laptops.

Nonetheless, the ROG series smartphones aren’t alien to many. They have received favorable reviews from quite a number of tech reviewers both locally and abroad.

Specifications

The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate specifications are as follows:

  • 2.84Ghz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform
  • 6.78” HDR10+ 144hz/1ms AMOLED display
  • 18GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 512GB UFS 3.1 ROM
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660
  • Triple cameras; Sony® IMX686 64MP image sensor
  • Dual-cell 6000 mAh battery
  • GameFX Audio
  • 1 Year Local Warranty

The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is priced at RM4,999, which is almost equal or more expensive than an iPhone 12.

Asus ROG Phone 5 series

Meanwhile the ROG Phone 5 boast of the following specifications:

  • 2.84Ghz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform
  • 6.78” HDR10+ 144hz/1ms AMOLED display
  • Up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Up to 256GB UFS 3.1 ROM
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660
  • Triple cameras; Sony® IMX686 64MP image sensor
  • Dual-cell 6000 mAh battery
  • GameFX Audio
  • 1 Year Local Warranty

The ROG Phone 5 is priced from RM2,999, and the lower price is largely due to the RAM and battery capacity.

Availability of the Asus ROG Phone 5 series in Malaysia

Both phones will be available on different dates in Malaysia.  The cheaper ROG Phone 5 will be available at the end of April 2021, while the more expensive version, the Ultimate version, will only be available at the end of May 2021.

However, if you are interested to get them, pre-orders of both smartphone are now open at authorized dealers on both Lazada and Shoppee.

PRE ORDER ON LAZADA | PRE ORDER ON SHOPEE