What We Know So Far About Asus ROG Phone 5?

Asus ROG Phone 5 is probably the most awaited gaming smartphone this year with smooth 144Hz display. For clear and rich sound, there are also a couple of powerful physical stereo speakers. Here are some details that we have known so far about the ROG Phone 5


Visually, we could expect to see bottom and top bezels, just like the previous ROG Phone. We could see some design changes, but there are still a triple-lens camera module and the overall angular shapes. Instead of having the ROG logo on the back, there will be a secondary display. In certain situations, the smaller display could be useful for showing us additional information. The metal frame and Gorilla Glass protection on the back and front of the phone should provide great protection against accidental bumps, as well as daily wear and tear.


The ROG Phone 5 doesn’t have the largest display out there, but its 6.6-inch OLED display with 2340 x 1080 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate are great for playing 3D mobile games at a fast pace. The display produces deep black and vivid colours. The Always-on panel makes gaming experience feels a lot better. When playing games with plenty of static elements, gamers can reduce the refresh rate 60Hz to improve battery life. There’s also an automatic configuration, so the smartphone can dynamically adjust its refresh rate.


Audio output is crucial for gaming experience and the ROG Phone 5 definitely gives us the full stereo and loud sound. There’s a built-in equalizer in ZenUI that applies system wide. Users can choose to adjust treble and bass based on their personal preferences. Rich stereo quality is important for enhanced gaming experience. In-game noises like gunshots and explosions should sound more real when playing battle royales or MOBAs. In terms of audio quality, we could be certain that the ROG Phone 5 will deliver similar performance compared to its predecessor.


Gaming smartphones are not really about taking photos or recording videos. So, it is forgivable if the camera features are somewhat an afterthought. However, the ROG Phone 3 could capture detailed and sharp photos and record up to 8k footages. It is acceptable to expect that the ROG Phone 5 will have at least comparable photography solutions. It is possible that the ROG Phone 5 will have 64Mp primary camera, 13Mp ultra wide-angle camera and 5Mp macro sensor. The 24MP front-facing camera should be enough for any social media purpose.


The most crucial thing about a gaming smartphone is without doubt the performance level. The ROG Phone 5 should have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Its 12GB of RAM might seem like an overkill today, but it guarantees future-proofing, if users plan to keep the phone for more than two years. The 5G connectivity is already built into the Snapdragon 888 chipset.

Battery life

As its predecessor, the ROG Phone 5 also has quite a sizable battery at 6,000mAh. It is essential because we need to make sure that the phone could last for a long time when used for high-performance gaming. It should support 65W fast charging feature, so users can continue playing again soon.