Asus ROG Phone 5 was launched in India last month in March. The device was then scheduled to go live for pre-orders on April 15, which is for today at 12 noon via Flipkart. The new gaming phone comes in three different models that are the regular ROG Phone 5, the ROG Phone 5 Pro, and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. All three devices are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and feature a 144Hz Samsung AMOLED display.
Asus ROG Phone 5 price in India and pre-orders details
As said, the Asus ROG Phone 5 was launched in three distinct variants. But today only the vanilla variant will be available for pre-orders via Flipkart from 12 noon onwards. The price of the gaming phone in India has been set at Rs 49,999 for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage while the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage option comes at Rs 57,999. The device will be offered in two colour options of Phantom Black and Storm White colour.
The launch offers for the smartphone include 5 percent unlimited cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card. While on the exchange of your old smartphone the customers can get up to Rs 16,500 off.
Earlier ROG Phone 5 Pro and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate were also listed to go live for pre-orders, but somehow the company changed its mind and now only the regular variant will be available for purchase.
Asus ROG Phone 5 specifications
Asus ROG Phone 5 features a 6.78-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 1,080×2,448 pixels of resolution. The display also offers a 20.4:9 aspect ratio, a 144Hz refresh rate, up to 1,200 nits of peak brightness and comes protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The gaming phone runs ROG UI and ZenUI custom interfaces based on Android 11. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with an Adreno 660 GPU.
For the photos and the videos, the Asus ROG Phone 5 features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. In addition to this, there is a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 5-megapixel macro lens. Upfront there is a 24-megapixel selfie camera sensor with an f/2.45 aperture.
Over that, the phone comes with a thermal design from Asus called GameCool 5 for better temperature control. There are AirTrigger 5, dual front-firing speakers, multi-antenna Wi-Fi, a quad-mic noise-cancelling and ultrasonic buttons for an enhanced gaming experience in the smartphone, too. The Asus ROG Phone 5 also includes RGB light under the ROG logo and a pogo pin connector for external accessories.
In terms of connectivity, the device includes 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, two USB Type-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone is backed by a dual-cell 6,000mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging.
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