Gaming smartphones occupy a separate niche inmarket due to the high requirements for system performance, the availability of an efficient cooling system and power supply. The recognized leaders among gaming smartphones have become devices from ASUS, which has just introduced the next models of ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate.
The main difference between the three modifications of the ASUS ROG Phone 5 series is the amount of RAM and main memory, as well as a complete set of additional accessories for top models.
The ROG Phone 5 will hit the market in threememory trims: 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, as well as 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The smartphone is equipped with an RGB-backlit logo.
The ROG Phone 5 Pro will be released incomplete set of 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of permanent memory. The flagship of the 5-series ROG Phone 5 Ultimate gets 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Both smartphones will have an additional ROG Vision dot matrix display on the rear panel, which transmits an animation image in accordance with system or game events.
For all three modifications of the 5th series of gamingROG Phone 5 smartphones use the Snapdragon 888 processor as a hardware base. Autonomous operation is provided by a battery with a total capacity of 6000 mAh, consisting of two blocks, between which the motherboard is mounted. The smartphones support 65W fast charging technology and can be charged via two USB-C ports. The connector located on the side edge allows you to connect an external screen and special accessories from ASUS.
Works ASUS ROG Phone 5 with AMOLED display6.78-inch Samsung with FHD + resolution, 144Hz adaptive refresh rate, 1ms response, HDR10 + support. The screen received a read rate of 300 Hz, 111% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and 151% sRGB with a maximum brightness of 800 nits.
Compared to the previous series, the thickness of the frame isdisplay decreased by 25%. Protection is provided by Gorilla Glass Victus, coated with a special coating, which provides a high speed of sliding on the surface of the user's fingers.
Photo capabilities of ASUS ROG Phone 5 presented 24MP front camera and main camera with three sensors: main 64 MP Sony IMX686, 13 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor (125 degrees of view) and 5 MP macromodule.
The audio system has two symmetrically locatedfront speakers with intelligent Cirrus Logic amplifier. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a fingerprint scanner located under the screen. The smartphones run Android 11 with ROG UI and Zen UI.
The cost of the base model ASUS ROG Phone 5 8/128GB, the sale of which is scheduled for March 2021, will be 800 euros. The ASUS ROG Phone 5 12/256 GB model will cost 900 euros, and the ASUS ROG Phone 5 16/256 GB smartphone is estimated at 1000 euros. Older models will start selling later. In April, the sale of ASUS ROG Phone 5 Pro 16/512 GB starts at a price of 1200 euros, and in May - ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate 18/512 GB at a price of 1300 euros.
For older models, in addition to the basic configuration,Including a HyperCharger charger and an Aero case, an external AeroActive Cooler 5 fan will be supplied, which reduces the temperature of the case by 15 degrees Celsius and the processor by 10 degrees.