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Asus ROG Phone 5s series with Snapdragon 855 Plus launches; here are the specs, price, and sale details

In addition to the Asus ROG Phone 5s series, the company also announced a number of accessories for the gaming smartphone. Let's check all the details here including the different storage and RAM variants for the ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro here.

Asus India has just launched its latest gaming smartphone lineup, the ROG Phone 5S series in the market. The newer series is largely similar to the ROG Phone 5 series that launched last year. However, the primary difference between the 5 and 5s is the inclusion of the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC. Unlike the ROG Phone 5 series, the ROG Phone 5s series does not offer an Ultimate variant at the time of the announcement. Instead, interested buyers can buy the 5s and the 5s Pro. As per the announcement, the company shared details around the different RAM and storage options, the price in India, specifications, and features. Let’s check everything you need to know about the Asus ROG Phone 5s series here.

Asus ROG Phone 5s series sale and price in India

The ROG Phone 5s series is currently available for sale on the e-commerce platform Flipkart. 5s is available in two storage and RAM variants including the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option and 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro will only be available in one variant with 18GB RAM and 512GB storage. Talking about the prices, the 8GB RAM option is priced at Rs 49,999, 12GB at Rs. 57,999 and 18GB RAM at 79,999. Interested buyers can further push the price down with available bank offers and exchange offers.

In addition to the 5s series, Asus also announced a number of accessories for the gaming smartphone. This includes the AeroActive Cooler, Armory Lightning Case, Screen Protector, ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad and ROG Cetra II Core Headset. AeroActive Cooler and the Lightning Case are both priced at Rs 2,999. Besides this, the screen protector will cost Rs. 799, Gamepad at Rs. 9,999 and Cetra II Core at Rs 3,999. All these accessories are also available on Flipkart.

ROG Phone 5s series specifications and features

  Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro Asus ROG Phone 5s
CPU 5nm-based Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G SoC @ up to 3.0GHz
GPU Adreno 660
OS Android 11-based ROG UI
Display 6.78-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED display with 20.4:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ resolution, 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time, HDR10+, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 800 nits brightness, 1,200 nits peak brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
RAM and Storage options 18GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB UFS 3.1 storage and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
Sensors Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press
Extra sensor Touch Sensor on back cover *2 No
Backside ROG Vision color matrix display No
Rear camera setup 64MP SONY IMX686 sensor with an LED flash + 13MP ultra-wide camera + 5MP Macro camera, 8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 60FPS, 4K Timelapse, 4K @ 120FPS
Front Camera 24MP sensor camera sensor
Connectivity 5G, Dual Sim support, Wi-Fi 6, WiFi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, Qualcomm aptX, Sony LDAC, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC, USB Type-C on the side and bottom, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC
Battery Dual 3,000mAh batteries MMT Design, Total 6,000mAh with 65W ROG HyperCharge support
Weight 238 grams
Accessories Aeroactive Cooler 5, Aero case Aero case
Colors Phantom Black Phantom Black and Storm White

As noted above, there are only a handful of differences between the Asus ROG Phone 5s and the outgoing 5. These include a better processor that clocks up to 3.00GHz, a higher tough sampling rate at 360Hz, and lower touch latency (24ms). Similarly, the 5s and 5s Pro have similar changes when compared to the 5 and 5 Ultimate. This means the buyers get extra touch sensors on the back of the smartphone. The company clarified that it did not opt for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC because the newer processor launched too late in the ROG Phone 5s series product development cycle.

ROG League of Champions announced, here are the details

Asus also announced a new esports tournament called ROG League of Champions for PUBG New State players. This tournament is open for all and the registrations have already started. The smartphone maker also shared that the tournament will feature “prizes worth” Rs. 10 lakhs “and more” for the winners. All the members of the top three teams will win the Asus ROG Phone 5s at the end of the tournament. The company will also offer these teams “the best-in-class guidance” to help them grow as professional esports teams.