Five months after the arrival of the ASUS ROG Phone 5, the Taiwanese firm launched its now traditional mid-season renewal. With this renewal, we welcome the new ASUS ROG Phone 5s, a phone that maintains the premium rating held by its predecessor and changes something minor when it hits the market.

The phone is once again placed in the “gaming” mobile segment which has been dominated by its family since its inception and is repeating itself with some aspects that were already predominant in the March ROG Phone 5, such as the 18 GB of RAM as a cap or as the 144Hz refresh rate for your AMOLED panel. But we also have a Pro model with a small change and a gift under the arm.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s and Phone 5s Pro datasheet

ASUS ROG Phone 5s and Phone 5s Pro

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6.78 inch OLED
Ratio 20.4: 9
FullHD + at 2,448 x 1,080
144 Hz refresh
300Hz touch refresh
Brightness: 800 nits
Contrast: 1,000,000: 1
HDR
DCI-P3 111% / sRGB 150.89%
Gorilla Glass Victus
PAMOLED display on the 5s Pro

Processor

Snapdragon 888+ at 3 GHz
GPU Adreno 660

Versions

16 GB / 256 GB
18 GB / 512 GB
LPDDR5
UFS 3.1

Rear cameras

Main: 64 megapixel f / 1.9 Sony IMX686
Angular: 13 megapixels f / 2.4 125º
Macro: 5 megapixel f / 2.0

Front camera

24 megapixel f / 2.0

Drums

6000 mAh
Fast charge 65W

System

Android 11
ROG user interface

Connectivity

Dual 5G / 4G
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
GPS
NFC
Headphone socket
USB type C

Dimensions and weight

172.8 x 77.2 x 10.29 mm
238 grams

Others

On-screen fingerprint reader
Touch triggers
Quad DAC ESS Saber ES9280AC Pro with HyperStream II
Stereo sound
Four microphones

Price

From 915 €

Even more powerful

ASUS ‘new ROG Phone 5s opts for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888+, which now operates at 3 GHz and continues to be supported by the now more efficient, powerful Adreno 660 GPU with more support of its own Processor AI. In the memories we find 16 GB and 256 GB in its more moderate version and 18 GB and 512 GB in its higher version, having both LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. At full speed.

On the screen we find a 6.78-inch OLED with 800 nits of brightness and a 20.4: 9 ratio, with FullHD + resolution and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. Not bad if we complement it with a touch refresh at 300 Hz and with Gorilla Glass Victus to protect the whole. In addition, behind it, the fingerprint reader is hidden.

We come to the cameras and here we have 64 megapixels for the main rear camera, 13 megapixels for super wide angle photography and 5 megapixels for macro photography, with the ability to record 8K videos. And on the front, 32 megapixels f / 2.0 for selfies. The phone is powered by an internal 6000 mAh battery which charges at 65 W. We are still talking about an Android 11 mobile hidden behind ROG UI.

Highest level sound, power and display plus touch triggers and a Pro model with gift

Finally we have the 5G / 4G for a phone with dual SIM, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and a headphone jack which also comes with two front speakers and a 32 bit QUAD DAC. The mobile has an NFC chip for mobile payments and touch triggers on the frames to enhance the gaming experience. Without a doubt a beast, also in size and weight: no more and no less than 238 grams.

As for the ROG Phone 5s Pro, it has only two differences with the ROG Phone 5s. The first of them is that the screen is a plastic AMOLED instead of the OLED of the normal model, the second is that the logo on the back is illuminated by an RGB light. Moreover, it is only sold in its 18GB and 512GB version and comes with a free AeroActive Cooler 5 cooling fan in the box.

Asus ROG Phone 5s price and availability

The new model initially sets foot in Taiwan although it is likely that we will soon see it cross the planet, since the previous models have also set foot in Europe, being on sale in Spain. From the outset, they will go on sale on August 24 and the prices announced for their country of origin are as follows:

Asus ROG Phone 5s with 16 GB / 256 GB: 29,990 Taiwan dollars or 915 euros at the exchange Asus ROG Phone 5s with 18 GB / 512 GB: 33,990 Taiwan dollars or 1,035 euros at the exchange Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro with 18 GB / 512 GB: 37,990 Taiwan dollars or 1,159 euros At the change

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