Asus updates ROG gaming phone lineup with 5S and 5S Pro models

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(Pocket-lint) - Asus has introduced a caller mentation of its ROG Phone 5 gaming-focused phone that launched earlier this twelvemonth with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The upgraded phone, called the ROG Phone 5S, is debuting alongside a ROG Phone 5S Pro model.

The Taiwanese tech elephantine is releasing its latest flagship gaming phones successful Taiwan. They some athletics 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED screens with a 144Hz refresh complaint and enactment for up to a 300Hz touch-sampling complaint and 24.3ms interaction latency. The Pro mentation packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ chipset, up to 18GB RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. The ROG Phone 5s starts astatine 16GB/256GB.

Their plan is akin to the ROG Phone 5, implicit with an RGB illuminated ROG logo and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.  Other features see dual SIM enactment (nano + nano), dual 7-magnet Linear 12x16mm front-facing speakers with GameFX and Dirac HD sound, quad microphones with Ozo sound simplification technology, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Oh, and determination is an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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You tin besides find ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5, grip property detection, enactment for Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and NFC, and a 6000mAH artillery with 65W HyperCharge accelerated charging via USB Type-C port. 

As for photography, the phones connection a 64-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX686 sensor (0.8μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture) paired with a 13-megapixel (125-degree ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture) and a 5-megapixel macro sensor (with f/2.0 aperture.)

There is simply a 24-megapixel beforehand camera (with 0.9µm pixel size and f/2.0 aperture). 

Finally, some models tally Android 11 OS with ROG UI. 

If immoderate of this interests you, the Asus ROG Phone 5s starts astatine NT $29,990 (about $1,077) and goes up to NT $33,990 (about $1,221). It comes successful Phantom Black and Aurora White colours. The ROG Phone 5s Pro is NT $37,990 (about $1,365) and comes successful the Phantom Black colour only.

The Pro mentation besides features an AeroActive Cooler 5 successful the box. Both models person launched successful Taiwan and statesman shipping from 24 August 2021.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published connected 16 August 2021.

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