ROG Phone 5s, ROG Phone 5s Pro launch in India as latest Asus gaming phones
The ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro have launched in India along with a couple of ROG branded gaming accessories.
ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro have launched in India as the company's latest high-end gaming phones. Coming in as more powerful variants of the ROG Phone 5 that launched in 2021, these phones offer bumped up specs from last year instead of going for a proper generation upgrade like a couple of latest flagships from Samsung and Xiaomi. Asus has also launched a couple of ROG branded accessories for these phones.
Both the ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro will be available on Flipkart starting February 18. The ROG Phone 5s base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is going on sale for Rs. 49,999. There's another variant of the ROG Phone 5s that comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, costing Rs. 57,999. The beefed-up ROG Phone 5s Pro with 18GB RAM and 512GB storage will be available at a price of Rs. 79,999.
ROG Phone 5s specs, features
The ROG Phone 5s series is essentially an updated version of the ROG Phone 5 from last year. Instead of the Snapdragon 888 chip, the ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro come with the Snapdragon 888+ chip with an upgraded cooling system and new system performance manager. The display retains the 144Hz refresh rate but gets a faster 360Hz touch sampling rate, 24ms touch latency, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
The phone also retains the AirTrigger 5 ultrasonic response patches that can record up to 10 Motion Controls gestures. On the rear, the ROG Phone 5s Pro gets a colour PMOLED display basic system alerts and allows for extreme customization for a unique flaunt factor. The ROG Phone 5s features a dual-zone RGB lighting within the ROG logo at the back.
Asus has retained the 6000mAh battery from the older model and there's a 30W charger in the box. The front firing stereo speakers are also the same ones from the ROG Phone 5 and so is the entire camera setup – a 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera, an 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP macro camera; a 24MP selfie camera sits at the front.
Asus has also made certain accessories available for the ROG Phone 5s series. The AeroActive Cooler 5 comes at Rs. 2,999, while the Screen Protector costs Rs. 799. The Armor Lightning Case is available at Rs. 2,999 while the ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad comes at a price Rs. 9,999. The ROG Cetra II Core Headset will be available at a price of Rs. 3,999.
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