ASUS ROG Phone 5 Republic of Gamers Ultimate
The ASUS ROG Phone 5 just might be the most powerful gaming smartphone yet, and priced quite reasonably to say the least. Available in ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate variants, the base model starts at $950 with shipments beginning this month. All of the devices feature a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 20.4:9 aspect ratio / 144Hz refresh rate / 300Hz touch sampling rate coated in Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS3.1 storage. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.

It also comes equipped with a suite of sensors, including Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press detection. The triple rear camera setup consists of a 64MP Sony IMX 686 sensor, 13MP ultra-wide-angle and a 5MP macro that can record up to 8K video at 30 FPS and 4K at 60 FPS, while the front boasts a 24MP selfie camera. What would a gaming smartphone be without great audio, and that’s why ASUS equipped the handset with “Audiophile-grade” ESS Sabre with HyperStream II QUAD DAC architecture and a Time Domain Jitter Eliminator with built-in Class G SABRE Headphone amplifier. Should you want a top-of-the-line Ultimate model, it’ll set you back a hefty $1,400 USD or so.

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We are thrilled to continue our partnership with ASUS on their latest ROG Phone 5 series to help elevate the visual experience for mobile gamers. Gamers today have come to expect visuals that deliver a true-to-life experience on various gaming genres and our AI processing technology helps achieve this by intelligently upscaling dynamic range and optimizing a broad range of important visual quality attributes. The combination of Pixelworks AI display technology and ASUS gaming expertise will help bring visuals and graphics for mobile gaming and video to a whole new level,” said Todd DeBonis, President and CEO, Pixelworks.


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