ASUS has just announced the ASUS ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro. The new series succeeds the ASUS ROG Phone 5 series launched in April minus an Ultimate version.
The ROG Phone 5s series upgrades the chipset to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+. The Snapdragon 888+ has a prime Cortex-X1 core clocked at 3.0GHz, up from the 2.84Hz on the 888. Additionally, the AI Engine got a 20% boost and delivers 32 TOPS, up from the original 26 TOPS.
The Snapdragon 888+ is coupled with 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 of UFS 3.1 storage on the ROG Phone 5s Pro. Meanwhile, the ROG Phone 5s has 8/12/16 RAM and 128/256GB storage.
Another upgrade comes in the panel with the s-variants bumping up the touch sampling rate to 360Hz from 300Hz. This lowers the touch latency down to 24.0ms from 24.3ms on their predecessors.
The rest of the spec sheet is pretty much the same. That includes the PMOLED display on the back of the Pro version. Other specs the duo share with the original ROG Phone 5 series include a 6.78-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certified, and 6000mAh battery with 65W wired fast charging. Additionally, the new duo carries over the AirTrigger 5 shoulder buttons and the camera lenses from their predecessors.
The ROG Phone 5s Pro comes with the Cooler out of the box, meanwhile, the ROG Phone 5s only comes with a 65W charger and an Aero case. The upgraded duo support all the accessories of the 5-series and some of the accessories of the ROG phone 3.
The ASUS ROG Phone 5s is available in Phantom Black and Storm White colorways, while the ROG Phone 5s Pro comes in Phantom Black. Pricing and availability are yet to be announced though.