Asus’ ROG Cellphone 5 is now out there within the US from its official store, with a price ticket of $999.99. It’s Asus’ newest maxed-out gaming cellphone, with the entire top-notch specs: a Snapdragon 888 Plus, 144Hz show, front-facing audio system, and an enormous 6,000mAh battery.
Asus says the Final and Professional variations of the cellphone will probably be out there later this yr. We reviewed the Ultimate in March and located that it was a very good cellphone that went a little bit — okay, possibly loads — overboard with its specs. The vanilla model out there on the market as we speak, although, is probably a bit extra affordable: it “solely” has 16GB of RAM (versus the Final’s 18GB), has half the storage (256GB as an alternative of 512GB), and options an RGB brand on the again as an alternative of a whole OLED display.
The opposite factor the common model is lacking is the additional touch-sensitive buttons that present an alternative choice to touchscreen controls (although it does nonetheless have two of the ultrasonic sensors).
For individuals who need extra buttons, although, there’s at all times the gamepad bundle or the AeroActive Cooler 5 accessory, which has two buttons in-built. They do value further — with the gamepad bundle coming in at $40 extra than simply the cellphone and the cooler costing $70 — however that’s nonetheless possible going to be method lower than shelling out for the Final model.