ASUS launches ROG Phone 5s gaming phone with Snapdragon 888+
While there aren’t many gaming phones on the market yet, there are a lot more options than there were a few years ago. If you want the best gaming experience on a smartphone, then you won’t need to look any further than the ROG Phone 5 from ASUS. It’s a bit pricey, but it has just about everything you could want in a gaming phone. Besides the steep price, the limited availability makes the ROG Phone 5 difficult to buy, so you had to act fast whenever you want. ‘it was first offered for sale in your country. If you’re still looking to pick up the phone and are disappointed that it’s sold out, you might be happy to hear today’s news. ASUS launches the ROG Phone 5s series, an upgraded version of the ROG Phone 5 series.
The ROG Phone 5s series consists of two phones: the ROG Phone 5s and the ROG Phone 5s Pro. The former replaces the standard ROG Phone 5, while the latter replaces the ROG Phone 5 Pro / Ultimate. Both phones in the new ROG Phone 5s series feature Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888+ chipset, a higher Snapdragon 888 with the “Prime” core now clocked at 2.995 GHz instead of 2.84 GHz and some additional performance optimizations for the Hexagon 780 DSP and Qualcomm AI Engine. ASUS also reports that the touch response rate has been improved in the ROG Phone 5s series – from a native of 300Hz to 360Hz.
Unlike the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate we reviewed earlier this year, the ROG Phone 5s Pro is not a limited edition variant. It has the PMOLED color “ROG Vision” display on the back like the ROG Phone 5 Pro (the Ultimate had a monochrome panel on the back to match the rest of its aesthetic), and it also has the dual sensors. additional touch screens on the back similar to the Pro and Ultimate models. The standard ROG Phone 5, like the standard ROG Phone 5, lacks the ROG Vision display on the back, opting instead for the typical ASUS ROG logo lit by RGB LEDs. It also doesn’t have the two extra touch sensors on the back cover.
Otherwise, ASUS ‘two new gaming phones feature the same hardware and software as the trio of phones launched earlier this year. This means they both have 6.78-inch, notch-free, hole-punch AMOLED displays with Full HD + resolution and up to 144Hz refresh rate support; LPDDR5 RAM; UFS 3.1 storage; a 3.5mm headphone jack; Ultrasonic AirTrigger buttons; fingerprint scanner under the screen; triple rear cameras consisting of a 64MP + 13MP ultra-wide-angle + 5MP macro main camera; a 24-megapixel front camera; a huge 6000mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging; front-facing stereo speakers; and 5G support below 6GHz. Both phones also run the latest version of the ASUS skin on Android 11, ZenUI 8 / ROG UI, with the same gaming and software features we noted in our review. This includes the Armory Crate app, the Game Genie overlay, the AudioWizard app, and more. What’s new is that a 90Hz refresh rate mode has been added to the existing 60, 120, and 144Hz options, but everything else is unchanged.
ASUS tells us that the ROG Phone 5s series will replace the existing ROG Phone 5 when stocks run out. The Pro will be available in Phantom Black while the regular 5 will be available in Phantom Black or a brighter Storm White finish. The company today only announced pricing and availability for mainland China and areas of Taiwan, but we’ll hear about their plans for a release in the US, Europe and India soon, hopefully. . The ROG Phone 5 currently starts at $ 999.99 in the US, although it’s out of stock on the ASUS store for now. In Europe it starts at € 799 more affordable, while in India it starts at 49,999. Considering the very gradual upgrades, these new phones are unlikely to cost much more (if at all) than the models they replace.