The ASUS ROG Phone 5s Series was first launched in August of 2021 but it did not release to all markets globally such as India. Today, with a virtual launch event, ASUS has finally released the ROG Phone 5s Series in India comprising two variants. Let us take a look at the detailed specs of the devices.
The ASUS ROG Phone 5s Series is powered by the Snapdragon 888+ chip with the Adreno 660 for graphics. The chip is good but it is not the best out there as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is the best offering from Qualcomm. However, the Snapdragon 888+ chip is also an amazing chip.
In terms of display, both the vanilla variant and the Pro model have a 6.78″ FHD+ sAMOLED display, they arrive with a high refresh rate of 144Hz with 24ms touch latency and HDR10+ support. It has a touch sampling rate of 300Hz and a peak brightness of 1200 nits. The display has a layer of Gorilla Glass Victus for protection.
In terms of audio, you get 7-magnet stereo speakers with Dirac HD Sound. The battery is a 6,000mAh one but here is where it gets interesting, the battery is split into two 3,000mAh units for better thermal management. You get 65W fast charging support and the battery can go from 0-70% in under 30 minutes.
The temperature is kept under check through an amazing cooling system that consists of large graphite cooling pads and a ‘copper 3D vapor chamber.’ An optional cooling fan accessory that can be attached to the rear is also available.
In the optics department, you get a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary Sony IMX686 sensor with a 13MP ultrawide lens, and macro cameras. The device has a 24MP selfie shooter.
The above ASUS ROG Phone 5s Series comes with a lot of gaming-centric features as well such as dedicated triggers, landscape USB Type-C charging support, intelligent Wi-Fi/mobile data switching, and Aura RGB lighting support.
The major point of difference between the ROG Phone 5s and the ROG Phone 5s Pro lies in the rear RGB lighting system. While the standard model features RGB lighting at the back, the Pro variant takes things a step ahead with a mini-display and a bunch of pre-defined animations for multiple scenarios.
In addition to this, the Pro variant is only available with 18GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The ASUS ROG Phone 5s starts at a price of 49,999 INR for the 8GB RAM+128GB configuration while ROG Phone 5s retails for 79,999 INR for the same configuration. Both the devices are only available on Flipkart.