Asus ROG Phone 5 launch in India: Everything we know so far

Team Digit | Published on 24 Feb 2021
Asus ROG Phone 5 launch in India: Everything we know so far
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Asus ROG Phone 5 launch date set for March 10 in India

  • Asus ROG Phone 5 features Snapdragon 888 processor, triple cameras and more

  • Asus ROG Phone 5 price to be revealed and will go on sale on Flipkart in India

[Updated on 3/03/2021 at 10:12 AM: Asus ROG Phone 5 with 18GB RAM spotted on Geekbench]

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is officially confirmed to launch on March 10 in India and globally. The upcoming gaming smartphone is a follow-up to the ROG Phone 3 from last year and is expected to take the mobile gaming experience up a notch with its upgraded features. The ROG Phone 5 has also been at the centre of numerous leaks these past few weeks, but Asus is keeping everything under wraps in the lead up to the launch. The ROG Phone 5 release date is confirmed for March 10, after which it will go on sale on Flipkart. Here is everything we know about the ROG Phone 5 so far.

What is the launch date Asus ROG Phone 5 in India?

Asus will host the ROG Phone 5 launch on March 10 from 4:15 PM onwards in India. The phone will simultaneously launch in Taipei, Berlin and New York and the event will be live-streamed across Asus’ social media channels. In case you are interested to watch the launch of the ROG Phone 5, we have embedded the live stream link below. Asus is expected to launch the ROG Phone 5 along with a bunch of accessories on March 10.

What is expected price of Asus ROG Phone 5 on Flipkart?

The ROG Phone 3 was launched starting at Rs 49,999 in India and we expect the ROG Phone 5 to be priced in the same budget range. We will know the official price of the ROG Phone 5 and details about its availability on the day of the launch which is scheduled for March 10.

Apart from the ROG Phone 5, the company is also expected to unveil some accessories to go along with the gaming smartphone that could include earphones, AeroActive cooling clip and more.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Design and Display

Asus ROG Phone 5 Design and Display

The Asus ROG Phone 5 has not shed its old-school profile and has noticeable bezels on the top and bottom giving it a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Asus has previously said that the bezels make up for a convenient grip when playing on the phone in a landscape mode.

The ROG Phone 5 is not a thin and lightweight phone as it packs in some of the best hardware available on phones and is also compatible with 5G networks. ROG Phone 5 has not undergone stringent cosmetic changes to make it more in line with the current crop of smartphones. Instead, it builds upon the fundamentals that were put in place by the last generation. 

Having said that, what’s a gaming smartphone without some bells and whistles. So this year, Asus decided to equip its flagship gaming smartphone with an AniMe Matrix display that we have previously seen on its laptops. It is essentially an RGB panel that can be personalized as per the user’s preference with different texts and images. The Air Triggers are still very much present as it is a fundamental aspect of the Asus ROG gaming smartphone that enhance the overall gaming experience. 

The Asus ROG Phone 5 could feature a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The display is expected to support a 144Hz high refresh rate with HDR10+ certification and will likely be topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Under the hood

Being a top-of-the-line gaming smartphone, the Asus ROG Phone 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor that has an octa-core CPU and Adreno 660 GPU. It will run on Android 11 based ROG UI out-of-the-box. 

There are rumours that the ROG Phone 5 will be available in multiple RAM and storage variants starting from 12GB/16GB RAM and upto 512GB storage options to choose from. The phone was reportedly spotted on Geekbench with 18GB RAM and running Android 11 based custom UI.

As for the cameras, the ROG Phone 5 is confirmed to have triple cameras on the back headlined by a 64MP primary camera. The other two sensors are likely an ultra-wide-angle camera and a macro camera, however, there is no official confirmation on that yet.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Battery

A gaming smartphone demands unrestricted power supply and the ROG Phone 5 could be equipped with a 6,000mAh battery that should support 65W fast charging out-of-the-box along with support for reverse charging.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹49999
Release Date: 10 Mar 2021
Variant: 128 GB/8 GB RAM , 256 GB/12 GB RAM
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.78" (1080 x 2448)
  • Camera Camera
    64 + 13 + 5 | 24 MP
  • Memory Memory
    512 GB/12 GB
  • Battery Battery
    6000 mAh
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