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ROG Phone 5s, 5s Pro launched with SD 888+, low latency

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The “republic” is growing. Five months after the ROG Phone 5 series debuted, ASUS has introduced a new phone lineup for mobile gamers looking to up their game.

(Update, November 22: We know when these gaming phones are coming to the Philippines!)

The ASUS ROG Phone 5s and ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro have been launched with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus chip inside, making the series the second to use the new SoC after the Xiaomi MIX 4. The Snapdragon 888 Plus gets incremental upgrades, including a Prime core that’s operating at up to 2.995GHz, up from the regular 888’s 2.84GHz. Here, it’s paired with a maximum of 18GB of RAM and as much as 512GB of storage.

SEE ALSO: ASUS ROG Phone 5 gaming review: Utterly ridiculous

The 6.78-inch Super AMOLED screen with a super-high refresh rate of 144Hz and protected by the more durable Corning Gorilla Glass Victus may be similar to those of the previous models. However, the latency has dropped to 24ms with touch sampling improving from 300Hz to 360Hz, which should make the display more responsive.

Other than those specs we already mentioned, the rest of the features of the ASUS ROG Phone 5s and ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro are the same as what the ROG Phone 5 series offers. You’re even looking at a familiar design. The vanilla version gets the regular LED ROG logo on the back, while the Pro variant sports the fancy ROG Vision, which is a customizable, dynamic matrix display.

In Taiwan, the new gaming phones come with the following price tags:

  • ASUS ROG Phone 5s
    • 16GB/256GB: NT$29,990 (around P54,555 in Philippine pesos or $1,078 in U.S. dollars)
    • 18GB/512GB: NT$33,990 (P61,834 or $1,222)
  • ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro
    • 18GB/512GB: NT$37,990 (P69,111 or $1,366)
ASUS ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro price and specs via Revu Philippines

Announcement of the respective prices of the ASUS ROG Phone 5s and ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro

ASUS ROG Phone 5s specs

  • 6.78-inch Super AMOLED display, 2,448 x 1,080 resolution (20.4:9), 144Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling, 1ms response, 1,200 nits peak brightness, HDR10+ and DCI-P3 support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus with 5G
  • Up to 18GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Triple 64MP main (Sony IMX686), 13MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro rear cameras
  • 24MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (under display)
  • 6,000mAh dual battery with 65-watt USB-C fast charging
  • LED ROG logo
  • Android 11 with ROG UI

ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro specs

  • 6.78-inch Super AMOLED display, 2,448 x 1,080 resolution (20.4:9), 144Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling, 1ms response, 1,200 nits peak brightness, HDR10+ and DCI-P3 support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus with 5G
  • Up to 18GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Triple 64MP main (Sony IMX686), 13MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro rear cameras
  • 24MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (under display)
  • 6,000mAh dual battery with 65-watt USB-C fast charging
  • ROG Vision Color PMOLED rear display
  • Android 11 with ROG UI

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