Asus is upgrading defective gaming phones with Qualcomm’s new overkill processor


When selling high-quality gaming-focused phones, it makes sense to use the most powerful processor possible. At least this is the only explanation I can come up with as to why Asus would release its new Snapdragon 888 Plus-powered ROG Phone 5S just months after release original ROG Phone 5.

There are two new S-brand phones, ROG phone 5S and ROG Phone 5S Pro. On top of that 888 Plus processor, more sensitive to 360 Hz touch sampling frequency and increased up to 18 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, 5S seems to be very similar device to ROG Phone 5. This means it also has a 6.78-inch 144 Hz display, a 6,000 mAh battery, and triple rear cameras with a 64-megapixel main sensor.

ROG Phone 5S Pro is a similar update. It has also come up with the 888 Plus, it has the same faster touch sampling rate and up to 18GB of RAM. Otherwise, this is very similar to a gaming-focused phone like the 5 Pro, with neat additions like extra touch sensors on the back and side that provide more control while playing. Check out our review ROG Phone 5 Ultimate early to get an idea of ​​how these features work in practice.

By Gizmochina, the two new phones are so far only available for order in the Taiwanese market and will be delivered next week on August 24th. The Asus ROG Phone 5S starts at NT $ 29,990 (approximately $ 991) and the 5S Pro starts at NT $ 37,990 (approximately $ 1,364).