The ROG Phone 5/5 Pro line of gaming smartphones was introduced just 5 months ago. However, a more powerful chipset appeared on the market during this time, so ASUS decided to update the devices, equipping them with Snapdragon 888+.
Let me remind you that SD888 + differs from the usual SD888 in that the main Cortex-X1 core is capable of operating at a frequency of up to 3.0 GHz (in the regular version the maximum frequency is 2.84 GHz). The AI engine performance has also been increased from 26 TOPS to 32 TOPS. The rest of the chips are identical.
The ROG Phone 5s Pro comes in a configuration with 18GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 onboard storage. The smartphone also received a color PMOLED display on the rear panel (in the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate it is monochrome). The regular ROG Phone 5s can be purchased in 8/128 GB, 12/256 GB and 16/256 GB variants.
The Pro version of ROG Phone 5s differs not only in the presence of an additional screen, but also two touch-sensors on the back cover, which can be used in games as controls. The regular ROG Phone 5s still has AirTrigger 5 ultrasonic buttons on the side.
ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro are equipped with 6.78 ″ AMOLED displays with Full HD + resolution, 144 Hz frequency and 1 ms response time. There is HDR10 + certification, 111% DCI-P3 coverage and 151% sRGB coverage. The sensor polling rate has increased to 360 Hz, and the response time has decreased to 24 ms. The cameras remain the same: 64 MP (Sony IMX686) + 13 MP (ultra wide-angle 125 °) + 5 MP (macro) + 24 MP (front).
Smartphones are equipped with 6000 mAh batteries, 65 W charging is supported. An external fan is included with the Pro model, but the regular version is content with a power adapter and a case. You can also purchase the Kunai 3 gamepad.
The ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro will replace the ROG Phone 5 lineup when the latter runs out of stock. The cost of new products in the European region will be announced later. By the way, the price tag on the ROG Phone 5 starts at € 799, and the ROG Phone 5 Pro starts at € 1199.