ASUS ROG Phone 5 Series Now Available Price Starts at Php39,995

ASUS ROG Phone 5 series

ASUS ROG Philippines has officially released and priced the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate  in the local market. These devices are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform which features advanced 5G communications and premium Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. The upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system along with the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate ensure maximum performance is available for any gaming scenario. 

Here is the official and local pricing for the ASUS ROG Phone 5 Series

ROG Phone 5 (8GB + 128GB, 16GB+256GB) = Pho39,995, Php49,995
ROG Phone 5 Pro (16GB+512GB) = Php54,995
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (18GB+512GB) = Php59,995

It is worth mentioning though that while the pricing has been officially out, only the standard ROG Phone 5 is currently available for purchase in the Philippines and the rest of the pack will hit shelves sometime in May this year. 

The ROG Phone 5 Series harnesses the massive power of the latest flagship Snapdragon 888 which packs industry-leading innovations in 5G, AI, gaming, and camera technologies. With up to a stunning 35% increase in GPU performance and 25% in CPU performance, even the most demanding 3D mobile games will run smoothly with maxed-out settings. 

To enable maximum sustained performance , the GameCool 5 cooling system in the ROG Phone 5 series now has an optimum thermal structure featuring centered CPU with the battery split into two parts, one located on each side of the CPU. This ensures that the heat generated by the CPU is transferred to all the edges and corners of the chassis simultaneously for higher thermal efficiency. The reshaped 3D vapor chamber and extensive graphite sheets also help to spread the heat evenly across the device to reduce heat build-up in the middle. 

ASUS ROG Phone Pro and Ultimate

The completely revamped AeroActive Cooler 5 now intakes and expels an incredible amount of air directly on to the center of the phone - right where the CPU is -  to deliver an amazing 10-degree Celsius drop in the CPU temperature. 

The all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate now includes X Mode, with multiple system profiles to give gamers even more performance settings and performance tuning tools, so they can instantly adapt the phone to the task at hand. 

Additionally, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is the world's first smartphone to use 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM which dramatically increases the overall gaming performance and takes the user experience to the next level. 

To extend both screen-on time and the lifespan of the monster 6000mAh battery, ROG Phone 5 series is optimized using new software optimizations and power-saving mechanisms, including a charging  upper limit, steady charging, and enhance scheduled charging. There are also passive power saving mechanisms to limit inactive apps and deliver up to 67% more power savings. The ROG Phone 5 series always optimizes itself for the best power efficiency, however it is being used.

Rapid charging is assured by the bundled 65W HyperCharge adapter, which gets gamers up and running in the fastest possible time. 

Immersive Mobile Gaming Experience

Total control is the name for the ROG Phone 5 Series, and the massively upgraded AirTrigger 5 control system now gives gamers up to four distinct ways to interact with their ROG Phone 5, delivering an unrivaled level of game control. The AeroActive Cooler 5 now also features two extra physical buttons to allow a genuine console-like gaming experience.

The ROG Phone 5 Series supports an unprecedented total of 10 different motion controls, so gamers can easily pick the moves to fit their games. In a racing game, for example, they can swivel the phone to steer or pull it towards them to brake. Game control has never been so easy.  

The GameFX audio system in the ROG Phone 5 Series now incorporates symmetrical seven-magnet dual speakers for truly balances 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 3.5mm headphone jack and a hi-fi grade ESS DAC for lossless audio processing worthy of audio enthusiasts. 

For the ROG Phone 5, the company has teamed up with some of the most popular game titles to give owners a series of different theme packs for customizing their devices with their favorite characters and screens. Gamers can also share, discuss, and interact via ROG Connect, an online community that is built into the ROG Phone 5 series. 

ASUS ROG Phone Pro and Ultimate

ROG Phone 5 Pro and Ultimate

The ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate let the gamers make their presence known to the world with the exclusive ROG Vision, a pioneering rear matrix display that has never been scene on any phone until now. ROG Phone 5 Pro features colored ROG Vision display, while the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate  has a monochrome version. 

ROG Vision can display a variety of cool animations that show whether the phone is charging, if there's an incoming call, whether X Mode is enabled, and more. Owners can even create custom animations to make their phones even more personal. 

ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate additionally features hidden rear touch sensors on the back cover, which provide L2/R2 trigger functions just like a game console controller. 

ASUS ROG Phone 5 specs:

  • 6.78-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Display
  • 2448 x 1080 resolution
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • 300Hz touch sampling rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Snapdragon 888 5G processor
  • Adreno 660 GPU
  • 8GB / 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage
  • 64MP + 13MP + 5MP triple rear camera with Sony IMX686 sensor, Ultrawide, and Macro lenses
  • 24MP front camera
  • Android 11 with ROG UI
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Face Recognition
  • USB Type-C
  • Phantom Black, Storm White
  • 65W Hyper Charge
  • 6000mAh battery

Availability and pricing

The ROG Phone 5 Classic at 16GB+256GB was made available in the Philippines in Phantom Black beginning April 10, 2021 for Php49,995. First owners will also get a special set bundle, which includes the ROG Kunai Gamepad as well as the ROG Akira Oversized Tee. Its White Storm variant will be arriving May 2021. 

The ROG Phone 5 Classic with 8GB+128GB was also made available starting April 10 this year in Phantom Black at Php39,995 SRP. The Storm White version of this model will also arrive in May 2021. 

The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate in Storm White and ROG Phone 5 Pro in Phantom Black will arrive in May 2021. The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate edition at 18GB+512GB is priced at Php59,995 and will be complete with a Special Gift Box, while the ROG Phone 5 Pro edition at 16GB+512GB will hit the market at Php54,995. Both will feature the highly customizable ROG Vision and additional rear trigger buttons.

The ROG Kunai Gamepad will arrive in April 2021 for only Php6,995 and the ROG Lighting Armor Case 5 in May 2021 for Php2,495. 

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