After some delay, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will finally be available for pre-order in Malaysia from this Sunday onwards on 8 August. To sweeten the deal, early birds will also receive freebies worth RM1,099.
Available in the sole 512GB configuration with 18GB of RAM (!), the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate retails at RM4,999 in Malaysia. Those who pre-order the gaming phone between 8 to 21 August will also receive an “ultimate fan gift box collection” and an ROG Strix Go Core gaming headset. Collectively, these freebies are worth RM1,099.
Compared to the standard ROG Phone 5, what differentiates the Ultimate variant is the addition of the “ROG Vision” back panel, which is basically a small PMOLED screen that shows charging information or an incoming call. It also has two extra capacitive buttons on the rear panel, which work in tandem with the ultrasonic shoulder buttons.
Other specifications of the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate are no different from the regular model. These include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, a fast 144Hz 6.78-inch 1080p AMOLED screen, a triple camera system (64MP primary + 13MP ultra-wide angle + 5MP macro), a 24MP selfie camera, as well as a generous 6,000mAh battery.
The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate will be available for pre-order in Malaysia from Shopee and Lazada from 8 to 21 August. According to Asus Malaysia, the gaming phone will arrive here in the middle of August.