Now you can purchase Asus’ gaming-ready ROG Cellphone 5

Asus’ ROG Cellphone 5 is now accessible within the US from its official retailer, 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 shall be accessible later this yr. We reviewed the Final in March and located that it was a very good cellphone that went a little bit — okay, possibly so much — overboard with its specs. The vanilla model accessible on the market as we speak, although, is maybe a bit extra affordable: it “solely” has 16GB of RAM (versus the Final’s 18GB), has half the storage (256GB as a substitute of 512GB), and options an RGB emblem on the again as a substitute of a complete OLED display screen.

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 accent, which has two buttons inbuilt. They do price further — with the gamepad bundle coming in at $40 extra than simply the cellphone and the cooler costing $70 — however that’s nonetheless seemingly going to be means lower than shelling out for the Final model.

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