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Asus ROG Phone 5 Pre-Order Begins 19th March; Comes With Free ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad

ROG Phone 5

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 was unveiled recently, and it is now almost time to start pre-orders for the device. The 5th iteration of the ROG Phone series has received quite the aesthetic overhaul, but what’s more enticing is the hardware underneath. Starting from the 19th of March to the 2nd of April 2021, there will only be a total of 400 units of the ROG Phone 5 up for grabs. So if you want one, you need to be quick.

ROG Phone 5 – Specifications


ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5 Series – Standard, Pro, Ultimate
Processor2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor
GPUQualcomm® Adreno 660
UIAndroid 11 with new ROG UI
Display6.78″ 20.4:9 (2448 x 1080) 144 Hz / 1 ms Samsung AMOLED display
800 nits outdoor readable brightness
1,200 nits peak brightness
Delta-E < 1
111.23% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus
Supports Always-On HDR display
HDR10 and HDR10+ certified
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)
Dimensions173 x 77 x 9.9 mm 
Weight239 g
Battery6000 mAh typical capacity
MemoryROG Phone 5 Ultimate: 18 GB LPDDR5 RAM
ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5: Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM
StorageROG Phone 5 Ultimate and Pro: 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
ROG Phone 5: Up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
SensorsIn-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition, accelerometer, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient-light sensor, ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press
Wireless TechnologyIntegrated WiFi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)
Bluetooth® 5.2 (HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP)
supports Qualcomm® aptX AdaptiveWiFi DirectNFC
GPSGNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1i/B1c/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)
I/O PortsSide and bottom: USB-C®
Front Camera24 MP
Rear Camera64 MP (Main camera Sony® IMX686) + 13 MP (125° ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro)
Voice WakeupYes
SpeakerSymmetrical dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound 7-magnet stereo speaker with Cirrus Logic amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
NFCSupported
ColorROG Phone 5 Ultimate: Storm White
ROG Phone 5 Pro: Phantom Black
ROG Phone 5: Phantom Black and Storm White

The pre-orders for the ROG Phone 5 (base models), starts from the 19th of March, which is just a few days away. Pre-orders will run through to the 2nd of April 2021, and for the early birds, each pre-order will come with a free ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad, exclusively on Asus ROG’s official Shopee Store.

This is a limited pre-order for now, as there will only be 200 units of the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, and 200 units for the 16GB RAM + 256GB storage variant.


ROG Phone 5

Colour options:

  • ROG Phone 5 – Phantom Black and Storm White
  • ROG Phone 5 Pro – Phantom Black

Pricing And Availability


ROG Phone 5
ModelPriceAvailabilityRemarkColour Variant
ROG Phone 5
8GB RAM / 128GB Storage
RM2,999April 2021No AeroActive cooler in boxPhantom Black & Storm White
ROG Phone 5
16GB RAM / 256GB Storage
RM3,799April 2021No AeroActive cooler in boxPhantom Black & Storm White

The ROG Phone 5 will be available for purchase nationwide in Malaysia starting from the month of April 2021. Do take note that the base model will not have the AeroActive Cooler 5 included in the box. If you wish to purchase one, it will be available separately for RM149.

Written By

Chief Content Developer at The AXO

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