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Asus releases the ROG Phone 5 onto its US web-store

The ROG Phone 5. (Source: Asus)
The ROG Phone 5. (Source: Asus)
Asus touts the ROG Phone 5 as the most powerful Android gaming phone it has ever launched, due to its Snapdragon 888 processor and 144Hz FHD+ display. It is now available to buy in the United States, and is priced at $1,000 for its 16GB RAM/256 internal storage SKU.

The ROG Phone 5 is Asus' latest flagship-grade Android gaming device, and is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor as such. The OEM also hypes it as supporting "supreme visuals" with a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR support and a 300Hz touch sampling rate. It also now has a live sales page on the company's US store.

Asus has tacked a price of US$999.99 onto its latest US-market variant. It gets the user one of the ROG Phone 5's 16GB variants (although there is an 18GB top-end SKU) with the new "Aura" RGB rear-panel accent reminiscent of the Zephyrus G-series laptops' AnimeMatrix lid-top feature.

The OEM also offers accessories to go with the new US-specific variant of the ROG Phone 5, such as the Kunai 3 controller and AeroActive cooler (which might prove the most useful add-on when wishing to pick one up).

The device also offers dual speakers and triple rear cameras, although it is not a phone to risk carrying in a back pocket and sit down on by accident, thanks in part to its 6000mAh battery.

The ROG Phone 5's 8GB and 12GB options are available on Amazon


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05-26 (Update: 2021-05-26)