Together with the announcement of the Snapdragon 888 There have been many confirmations from the first manufacturers who will adopt the new high-end chipset from Qualcomm. Among these - obviously - Xiaomi, OnePlus, OPPO e Realme, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Also ASUS has its say and launches the new flagship smartphone from Gaming ROG Phone 5, with technical specifications at the top and technologies designed to make the most of mobile gaming, which this time is divided into 3 variants by adding that BESS is that Ultimate price obviously in line with the category.
ASUS ROG Phone 5, 5 Pro and 5 Ultimate: everything you need to know
Design and display
The design conceived for the ROG Phone 5 is clearly a reference to what are the PC solutions of the gaming division of ASUS, having a back cover with LED that emphasize the logo and get closer and closer to the style of Zephyrus notebook. In fact, for the variant BESS, there is a second display OLED totally customizable. This time however, the company has decided to do more by introducing one white version, call ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, which like the Pro and the standard black one has the camera bumper top center, atypical for the current trend, in black but always shaped as per the ROG Phone tradition. There is no shortage of Air Trigger already present in the previous models, but this time assisted by one gesture series which improve the gaming experience in this regard.
From the design it is automatic to switch to the display, which once again has a solution from 6.78 "Full HD + (2448 x 1080 pixel) with technology AMOLED E4 and a refresh rate da 144 Hz. The sampling of the touch is from 300 Hz, but there is also support forHDR10 + which certainly makes everything of a very high standard. There are no punch-holes or drop notches on the display, that's why ASUS prefers to have a slightly thicker frame to house the selfie camera otherwise a hindrance for gaming.
Let's move on to the sector certainly the most interesting of all ROG Phone 5, that is the hardware. Starting, of course, from the chipset Snapdragon 888 da 2.84 GHz and Adreno GPU 660. On the memory side, we have a big leap in quality divided between the 3 models, starting from the 8 / 12 / 16 GB di LPDDR5-6400 Mbps RAM of the basic version, to get to the 16 GB RAM of the variant BESS and 18 GB of the ultimate version. For storage we have 128 / 256 GB UFS 3.1 for the standard, 512 GB for the Pro and theUltimate.
The hardware, in any case, is also enriched with a processor dedicated entirely to the display, Pixelworks i6, which will allow an image rendering never seen before. Moving on to the battery, here too no compromise with the 6.000 mAh with double rechargeable module ai 65W for all 3 models. Then looking at the cooling system, we have a process with steam room ed elements in graphene which allows the devices to have a very, very low temperature.
Back the jack from 3.5 mm, optimized to deliver the best audio to gamers thanks to dedicated software. In addition, the front stereo speakers a 7 magnets are combined with a ESS DAC e 4 microphones. In short, nothing is missing. Always for the connectors there is that Type-C 3.1 on the side video, but the proprietary input disappears in favor of a PIN connector.
Obviously, present the form 5G Dual-Mode, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and the whole series of GPS and sensors present on a self-respecting top range. All flagship audio codecs such as LDAC, aptX (also HD) e Adaptive. For the software we have the system Android 11 with stock interface but with some customizations of ASUS.
The compartment camera is definitely the one that is often given less attention when talking about gaming smartphone, but what about ROG Phone 5, Pro e Ultimate it does not fail to be of great level, at least in the sensors. Starting from the sensor Sony IMX686 da 64 MP f/1.8, then passing to the ultra-wide angle from 13 MP 125 ° f/2.4 and a macro from 5 MP f/2.0. The selfie camera, housed in the thin frame, is from 24 MP.
ASUS ROG Phone 5, 5 Pro and 5 Ultimate official in Italy - Price and availability
The chapter of the price for ROG Phone 5 this year is really varied and unravels in many configurations and precisely the price range. Starting from the standard model, the 8 / 128 GB is listed in 799€, while that 12 / 256 GB salt a 899€ and the version 16 / 256 GB arrives at 999€. Moving on to the Pro model, there is only one version 16 / 512 GB from the cost of 999€. Finally, the model Ultimate, distinguished by the white back cover, has a price of 1.299€ but it is justified by a very rich bundle of accessories and gadgets.
The availability of ROG Phone 5, Pro and Ultimate is divided into various periods: in fact, the basic version is already available in pre-order in the variants 12/256 e 16 / 256 GB, while that from 8 / 128 GB will come to April 2021. By switching to the Pro, it will be available from April 2021, while the Ultimate version will be available from May 2021.⭐️ Discover the new Weekly Flyer of GizChina with always different exclusive offers and coupons.