TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 10, 2021 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled the powerful new ROG Phone 5 series and a lineup of gaming headsets and accessories at the For Those Who Dare virtual launch event. The event also featured a live all-star showmatch for leading gaming influencers from around the world to compete against each other.
ROG Phone 5 series, including ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, is the latest and most powerful incarnation of the world's most advanced gaming smartphone. Unleashing the power of the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform with advanced 5G communications, ROG Phone 5 series offers a 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified display from Samsung, an upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system and a monster 6000 mAh battery. ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate also boost user experiences with the cutting-edge ROG Vision, a novel rear matrix display that shows animations in tune with the phone’s status.
“The ROG Phone 5 series is the ultimate gaming smartphone for the best mobile gaming experience,” said ASUS co-CEO, S.Y. Hsu. “It continues the legacy of ROG Phones as the leading gaming smartphones with exceptional performance, displays, audio, control and battery life.”
For incredible gaming audio to complement ROG Phone 5 series, the lineup also includes ROG Strix Go BT, a gaming headset that delivers exceptional wireless audio for immersive gaming experiences; ROG Cetra II, gaming headphones with Active Noise Cancelation, a USB-C® connector and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) drivers; and ROG Cetra II Core, gaming headphones with LSR drivers and extensive multiplatform compatibility.
The For Those Who Dare launch event brings the world a legendary new gaming smartphone with incredible peripherals and a crowd-drawing influencer all-star showmatch, demonstrating the ROG ethos of daring to push boundaries and lead mobile gaming as well as the entire global gaming ecosystem.
ROG Phone 5 series
The ROG Phone 5 series is powered to win by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform featuring advanced 5G communications. The upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system along with the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate ensure maximum performance is available for any gaming scenario. For ultra-smooth and ultra-responsive gaming visuals, the ROG Phone 5 series is equipped with a Samsung-built 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED HDR10+ certified display with an industry-leading 300 Hz touch sampling rate and ultra-low touch latency. Gamers can play longer with the ROG Phone 5 series thanks to the monster 6000 mAh battery, and the phones come with a 65-watt HyperCharge adapter that tops up the battery in the shortest possible time. The ROG Phone 5 series continues the ROG built-for-gamers design philosophy with ROG Vision, a never-before-seen rear matrix display — available exclusively on ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate — that shows customizable animations in response to a variety of system and in-game events. ROG Phone 5 Pro features a color ROG Vision display, while ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has a monochrome version. There are also massive enhancements to the pioneering and still-unrivaled AirTrigger 5 control system, and the powerful GameFX audio system has also been overhauled to deliver even more captivating sound.
ROG Strix Go BT gaming headset
ROG Strix Go BT is the gaming headset that delivers unparalleled wireless listening experiences for incredibly immersive gaming. The low latency and high resolution of Qualcomm aptX™ Adaptive audio technology ensure seamless, high-quality Bluetooth® audio, and the headset’s 3.5 mm connector is ready to plug into a favorite gaming platform. Active Noise Cancelation (ANC) technology lets users block environmental noise to stay laser-focused, and the ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Microphone (AI Mic) keeps in-game chatter crystal clear.
ROG Cetra II gaming headphones
In terms of wired listening experiences, ROG Cetra II RGB in-ear gaming headphones deliver astounding audio via a USB-C connector for compatibility with mobile phones, ROG Phone 5 series, PCs, Macs and Nintendo Switch™. Users can activate its ANC technology for distraction-free in-game audio, or tune back in with Ambient mode to hear their surroundings. LSR ASUS Essence drivers provide impeccable sound with hard-hitting bass, while noise-suppression microphones embedded in the earbuds ensure clear voice communication. Included ultrasoft LSR ear fins and ear tips provide added comfort, and the RGB lighting on the headphones can be matched with lighting on ROG Phone 5 via Aura Sync software.
ROG Cetra II Core gaming headphones
LSR is also utilized to maximize user experiences with the ROG Cetra II Core gaming headphones — ASUS Essence drivers made of the material deliver optimal audio quality, and LSR ear fins and ear tips offer enhanced comfort. Additionally, this model expands multiplatform support with a 3.5 mm connector for compatibility with PlayStation® 5, Xbox® Series X/S, ROG Phone 5 series, mobile phones, PCs, Macs and Nintendo Switch. The connector is also perfectly angled at 90° to provide added comfort during handheld gaming.
ROG Phone 5 modular accessories
Several modular accessories optimize gameplay experiences on ROG Phone 5 series. ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad adds console-like gamepad controls to ROG Phone 5 series, and for extra protection and style, the ROG Lighting Armor Case gives the gaming smartphone a striking appearance and features Aura lighting.
Influencer all-star showmatch
ROG hosted a live all-star showmatch for well-known gaming influencers from around the world during the For Those Who Dare launch event. Ten influencers from five different countries competed at League of Legends: Wild Rift™, and the all-star showmatch was broadcast to viewers on ROG social media platforms. Viewers also could vote for who they wanted to win, and winning votes had the opportunity to win a ROG Phone 5 as a prize.