ASUS ROG Phone 5s, 5s Pro launched with Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, 18GB RAM, and more: Price, specifications, features

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ASUS ROG Phone 5s, 5s Pro launched with Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, 18GB RAM, and more: Price, specifications, features

The ASUS ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro gaming smartphones have been launched with minor upgrades over the ROG Phone 5 (Review) and it’s Ultimate Edition respectively. The two new smartphones share a lot of features, including a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, Android 11, etc.

And since these gaming smartphones, AirTriggers, are a bunch of accessories and there is a touch sampling rate of 360Hz to make the gaming experience more enjoyable. While the ROG Phone 5s only has an RGB-backlit Republic of Gamers logo on the back, the Pro model has a secondary color, AMOLED screen – called the ROG Vision – for displaying preloaded as well as custom animations. Let’s see what ASUS ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro bring to the table!


  • The ASUS ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro offer a touch-sampling rate of 360Hz, the highest in the industry
  • Both the phones have been launched in China and Taiwan.
  • We can expect them to launch in India once the stock of ROG Phone 5 runs out in the country.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s, 5s Pro Prices

The ASUS ROG Phone 5s price in Taiwan has been set at TWD 29,990 (approximately Rs 80,000) for the base variant with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage. The second variant, one with 18GB RAM and 512GB internal storage, is priced at TWD 33,990 (approximately Rs 90,000). Both the variants are available in Phantom Black and Aurora White color options. As far as the ROG Phone 5s Pro is concerned, you can get it for TWD 37,990 (roughly Rs. 1,00,000) only in 18GB + 512GB configuration. It only comes in Phantom Black hue. The smartphones are being released only in Taiwan and China for now, though the company will make them available only after the ROG Phone 5 units are out of stock. We can expect both the phones to launch in India in a few weeks, provided all the units of the current model are sold out.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s Specifications

Starting with the ROG Phone 5s specifications, you get a 6.78-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass Victus protection, 144Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 1ms response time, and 800nits (maximum 1,200nits) brightness along with HDR is also available. And HDR 10+ support. There is no notch, and the selfie camera is housed in the bezels above the display. The phone is powered by a 2.995GHz Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset with Adreno 660 graphics, LPDDR5, and UFS 3.1 in both RAM and storage variants.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s

As we mentioned above, its back panel only adorns the RGB-colour logo. AirTrigger buttons on the sides as well as an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor are also part of the package. To beat the heat while gaming, the phone packs a Gamecool 5 system with an aerodynamic fan that can lower the CPU temperature by up to 10-degrees.

In terms of cameras, the ASUS ROG Phone 5s packs a 64MP Sony IMX 686 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP macro sensor. A 24MP selfie camera sits at the front. Camera features include support for 8K video recording as well as 3-axis electronic image stabilization. The smartphone packs a 6,000mAh battery with support for 65W wired fast-charging and 10W reverse charging. Onboard connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, sub-6GHz 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1 and 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4 and 3.5mm audio jacks. The ROG Phone 5S can also get dual front-firing stereo speakers and Android 11 with ROG UI.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro

Moving on to the ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro specifications, you get pretty much the same hardware but with a few extras. These include the secondary AMOLED ROG Vision display that can display animations for incoming calls, battery charging, etc. While a similar display in the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate was monochrome, the 5S Pro has a color panel.

Another feature that you can see on the Pro model is two touch sensors at the back to act as gaming controls. The Pro model will come with Aeroactive Cooler 5 – which straps onto the phone’s cooling fan along with two additional buttons in the box. If you have accessories from your ROG Phone 5 and plan to upgrade to the 5S series, the accessories will continue to work without a hitch.


  • AMOLED bezel-less display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Triple cameras on the backside
  • 24MP Selfie Shooter
  • Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset
  • Massive 18GB RAM
  • Enormous 6000mAh battery with 65W Fast Charging
  • 512GB internal storage
  • Beware of
  • Non-expandable storage
  • Verdict

The ROG Phone 5s is a flagship variant of the 5G brand. You can invest in an ASUS device to experience immersive visuals, capture detailed images and store a great set of apps and documents at your convenience. Moreover, a massive 6000mAh big monster battery that too with 65W capable of fast charging and 10W reverse charging will give you a full day battery backup even in heavy usages.

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