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Asus ROG Cellphone 5s and 5s Professional get SD 888+ chipsets, set new report for contact sampling


As players in all probability know all too nicely, you may’t ever have one of the best piece of {hardware} for quite a lot of months – one thing higher comes alongside sooner somewhat than later. So, say “whats up” to the brand new S-series of the Asus ROG Cellphone 5 that involves succeed the unique line, which launched in April of this yr.


The Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro look the same on the outside, but are more powerful on the inside
The Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro look the same on the outside, but are more powerful on the inside
The Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro look the same on the outside, but are more powerful on the inside
The Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro look the same on the outside, but are more powerful on the inside

The Asus ROG Cellphone 5s and 5s Professional look the identical on the surface, however are extra highly effective on the within

The brand new sequence upgrades to the Snapdragon 888+ chipset with a 3.0 GHz prime core (Cortex-X1), up from 2.84 GHz on the unique chip. The AI Engine received a 20% enhance and now delivers 32 TOPS (up from 26 TOPS). The chipset is just not the one improve on the brand new fashions, however we’ll get to that. First, let’s meet the 2 newcomers.

Sure, two. The Asus ROG Cellphone 5s and ROG Cellphone 5s Professional. There is no such thing as a Final model this time round, however the Professional was upgraded to 18 GB of RAM (LPDDR5) and 512 GB of storage (UFS 3.1), which had been the principle attracts of the Final mannequin within the first place. The brand new Professional mannequin will get to maintain the colour PMOLED show on the again too (the Final had a monochrome show).

Asus ROG Phone 5s (in Storm White) and ROG Phone 5s Pro (in Phantom Black)
Asus ROG Cellphone 5s (in Storm White) and ROG Cellphone 5s Professional (in Phantom Black)

If 18/512 GB feels like overkill, there are a number of configurations of the Asus ROG Cellphone 5s. They begin at 8/128 GB, transfer by means of 12/256 GB and high out with the 16/256 GB configuration. Neither mannequin has a microSD slot, however they do assist NTFS-formatted exterior USB drives.

As earlier than, there’s no show on the again of the vanilla mannequin, simply an RGB-backlit Republic of Players emblem. Additionally, the Professional mannequin has two contact sensors on the again (which can be utilized as sport controls). The vanilla cellphone nonetheless will get the ultrasonic AirTrigger 5 shoulder buttons, nonetheless.

After we reviewed the ROG Cellphone 5 we famous that its touchscreen has the world’s lowest latency of any smartphone – simply 24.3 ms contact latency. That’s now not true because the 5s duo introduced that quantity right down to 24.0 ms because of a quicker contact sampling price of 360Hz (up from 300Hz).


Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro
Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro
Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro
Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro

Asus ROG Cellphone 5s Professional

The show stays a 6.78” Tremendous AMOLED panel with 1080p+decision and 144 Hz refresh price (1 ms response time). The panel is HDR10+ licensed, covers practically 151% of sRGB and 111% of DCI-P3. It’s shiny too with a typical brightness of 8000 nits at APL100 (i.e. the whole show is displaying white).

The show hasn’t modified because the unique ROG Cellphone 5 sequence, neither has the bodily design. Highlights embrace a 6,000 mAh battery with 65W wired quick charging, a aspect connector with USB 3.1 Gen2 speeds, DisplayPort 1.4 and quick charging assist too. There’s additionally a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the underside, however that will get blocked when holding the cellphone horizontally, so you should utilize the headphone jack on the AeroActive Cooler 5 (which additionally provides two additional buttons along with the cooling fan).

We should always notice that solely the Asus ROG Cellphone 5s Professional comes bundled with the Cooler, the vanilla 5s solely comes with a 65W charger and an Aero case. The Cooler usually sells for $70.


The Pro comes with a 65W charger, case and cooling fan
The optional Kunai 3 gamepad

The Professional comes with a 65W charger, case and cooling fan • The non-compulsory Kunai 3 gamepad

Talking of equipment, the 5s fashions are appropriate with all of the extras for the 5-series and assist a few of the equipment for the older ROG Cellphone 3. This consists of the Kunai 3 Gamepad, however not the TwinView Dock 3.

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