Once you’re promoting high-spec gaming-focused telephones, it is sensible to have essentially the most highly effective processor potential. A minimum of, that’s the one rationalization I can give you for why Asus would announce its new Snapdragon 888 Plus-powered ROG Cellphone 5S lineup, simply months after releasing the original ROG Phone 5.
There are two new S-branded telephones, the ROG Phone 5S and the ROG Phone 5S Pro. Other than its 888 Plus processor, extra responsive 360Hz touch-sampling fee, and elevated maximums of 18GB RAM and 512GB of storage, the 5S seems to be a very similar device to the ROG Phone 5. Meaning it’s additionally bought a 6.78-inch 144Hz show, 6,000 mAh battery, and triple rear cameras with a 64-megapixel fundamental sensor.
The ROG Cellphone 5S Professional is an identical improve. It’s additionally been bumped as much as the 888 Plus, has the identical sooner touch-sampling fee, and as much as 18GB of RAM. In any other case it is a very related gaming-focused cellphone to the 5 Professional, full with neat additions like additional contact sensors on its again and facet to supply extra controls whereas gaming. Take a look at our assessment of the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate from earlier this 12 months for an thought of how these options work in apply.
According to Gizmochina, the 2 new telephones are solely obtainable to order within the Taiwanese marketplace for now, the place they’ll ship subsequent week on August twenty fourth. The Asus ROG Cellphone 5S begins at NT$ 29,990 (round $991), whereas the 5S Professional begins at NT$ 37,990 (round $1,364).