Asus ROG Phone 5s Launched With Snapdragon 888+, 18GB RAM: Specs & Price

It is not new to gamers that they can’t ever have the best piece of hardware for more than a few months – something better will always come along sooner rather than later. So, meet the new S-series of the Asus ROG Phone 5 that comes to succeed the original line, which launched in April of this year. We are talking about the Asus ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s launched

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ROG Phone 5s

The Asus ROG Phone 5s is one of the two company’s latest flagship gaming smartphone, launched in Taiwan as the successor to the ROG Phone 5 which was launched earlier this year. It retains the 6.78-inch Full HD+ Samsung’s E4 AMOLED HDR display with 144Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch-sampling rate, 24.3ms touch latency and has up to 18GB of RAM and up to 512GB storage, but this is powered by Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC.

Asus ROG Phone 5s in colors 1

The 5s model is the same as the ROG Phone 5 with a ROG (RGB light) logo and the 5s Pro comes with ROG Vision Color PMOLED display, and even the logo on the back has an RGB light, which can be changed to your favorite color.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s

Asus ROG Phone 5s Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands:
    • HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 – Version 1
    • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 1700 – Version 2, Version 3
  • 4G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 66, 71 – Version 1
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 41, 42, 48, 66, 71 – Version 2, Version 4
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48 – Version 3
  • 5G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – Version 1
    • 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – Version 2
    • 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – Version 3
    • 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – Version 4
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 1400/150 Mbps, 5G 4 Gbps DL

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, August 16
  • Status: Exp. Release, 2021 August 24

Design

  • Dimensions: 172.8 x 77.3 x 9.9 mm (6.80 x 3.04 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 238 g (8.40 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Phantom Black, Storm White
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • RGB light panel (on the back)
  • Pressure sensitive zones (Gaming triggers)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.78 inches, 109.5 cm2 (~82.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2448 pixels (~395 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Operating System

  • Android 11, ROG UI

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.99 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 13 MP, f/2.4, 11mm, 125˚ (ultrawide)
    • 5 MP, f/2.0, (macro)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 24 MP, f/2.5, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm
  • Features: Panorama, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with DTS:X stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers)
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1 (side), USB Type-C 2.0 (bottom), accessory connector, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 65W, 70% in 30 min, 100% in 52 min (advertised)
  • Reverse charging 10W
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Quick Charge 5

Asus ROG Phone 5s Price and Availability

The AUS ROG Phone 5s comes in Phantom Black and Aurora White colors with;

Asus ROG Phone 5s in colors

  • 16GB + 256GB starting at NT$ 29,990 (US$ 1,077)
  • 18GB + 512GB version costs NT$ 33,990 (US$ 1,221 )

It is available to order in Taiwan and will ship starting from August 24th.

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