Asus has unveiled the ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro as upgrades to the ROG 5 range that had enjoyed immense acclaim after its launch earlier this year. These two new phones run on the upgraded Snapdragon 888+ chipset and offer a few other changes allowing them to replace the ROG 5 range rather than existing alongside it.
The presence of the Snapdragon 888+ onboard these devices means access to a 2.99GHz clock speed than the earlier 2.84GHz. This chipset also brings with it improvements and optimizations to the Hexagon 780 DSP and the Qualcomm AI engine. Asus has even managed to increase the touch response rates of the ROG Phone 5s phones from 300Hz to 360Hz.
The ROG Vision display, which is reserved for the rear surface is present only in the ROG Phone 5s Pro, just as was the case with the preceding series. Similarly, nothing else changes for these two devices compared to their predecessors.
They both still ship with a 6.78-inch 144Hz FHD+ AMOLED display, a 64MP triple rear camera setups, 24MP front cameras, 6000mAh batteries with 65W fast charging support, Air Triggers for enhanced gaming, 7-magnet stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6 support, and much more. These phones even come with dual USB Type-C ports that are aimed at letting you game while they are being charged.
Asus has revealed that the ROG Phone 5s range will be replacing the original series when stocks deplete. While the regular model will be made available in Phantom Black or Storm White, the Pro variant will only exist in Phantom Black. Assuming that the company won’t be raising the prices of the two phones, they will be made available at the starting price of $999.99.