Asus ROG Phone 5s: Asus has released updated versions of the previous models today, after the debut of the ROG Phone 5 series earlier this year. The company unveiled two new smartphones, called the ROG Phone 5s series, to replace the regular ROG Phone 5 and the higher-end ROG Phone 5 Pro/ Ultimate. Although there aren’t many differences, both smartphones provide a few major improvements over their predecessors.
Let’s have a look at the major specs and features of the Asus ROG Phone 5s series before we get into the pricing, availability, and color options.
The ROG 5s Series has been released.
Aside from the improved CPUs, new screen refresh rate, and touch response rate options, the ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro have identical features.
As you might expect, the ROG Phone 5s has the same 6.78-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display on the front with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz. The ROG Phone 5s, however, adds a new 90Hz refresh rate setting to the mix, replacing the adaptive refresh rate on the previous ROG Phone 5, which allowed users to adjust the screen refresh rate to 60Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz. In addition, the new gadget boosts the touch response rate from 300Hz to 360Hz.
The Snapdragon 888+ SoC is used in the ROG Phone 5s series, as opposed to the underclocked, vanilla Snapdragon 888 processor used in the predecessors. The Snapdragon 888+ is an overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 888 chipset, with its main core clocked at up to 2.99GHz vs 2.84GHz on the normal Snapdragon 888. As a result, customers should anticipate the ROG Phone 5s devices to function better than prior versions.
In addition, unlike the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, which was a limited-edition device, the ROG Phone 5s Pro will be mass-produced. It has a color-enabled “ROG Vision” PMOLED display on the back that matches the ROG Phone 5 Pro’s back display. The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has a monochrome display on the back to match the rest of the phone’s design.
The ROG Phone 5s Pro additionally has two additional touch sensors on the rear, which are also present in the ROG Phone 5 Pro and Ultimate versions.
The ROG Phone 5s does not include the ROG Vision display on the back, like its predecessor. Instead, it has the same RGB-based ROG logo found on the ROG Phone 5. Furthermore, it lacks the two extra touch sensors on the rear that are present on its elder brother.
Aside from these differences, the ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro have the same hardware and software as their predecessors. At the rear, there’s a triple camera arrangement with a main 64MP lens, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP macro lens. The front of the phone has a 24MP selfie camera.
The phones all have the same 6,000mAH large battery with 65W rapid charging capability. A set of stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack are also included, as well as compatibility for 5G sub-6GHz networks. The Armoury Crate App, the Game Genie overlay, the AudioWizard app, and other software tools help to improve the gaming experience. Both devices, like their predecessors, come with the Android 11-based ROG UI out of the box.
Price, Colors, and Availability
When it comes to the colour options for the ROG Phone 5s series, the basic model is available in two colours: Phantom Black and Storm White. The ROG Phone 5s Pro, on the other hand, is exclusively available in Phantom Black.
For the time being, Asus has only revealed prices for the Taiwanese and mainland China areas. The costs for both devices are listed below.
- ROG Phone 5s (16GB + 256GB) – NT$ 29,990 (~Rs 79,900)
- ROG Phone 5s (18GB + 512GB) – NT$ 33,990 (~Rs 90,580)
- ROG Phone 5s Pro (18GB + 512GB) – NT$ 37,990 (~Rs 1,01,230)
There is no word on whether Asus will bring the phones to other parts of the world, such as India, Europe, or the United States. If the company makes an announcement about it in the future, we’ll let you know.