Asus ROG Phone 5s series with Snapdragon 888+, 18GB RAM goes official

Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro Price Nepal Specs Features Launch Availability
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Back in March, Asus launched the ROG Phone 5 lineup powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset. However, since Qualcomm has already launched the SD 888+ chipset, Asus has updated the lineup with new models. Here, we will be discussing the key features of Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro, along with the specs and expected price in Nepal.

Asus ROG Phone 5s, 5s Pro Overview:

ROG Phone 5s series consists of vanilla 5s and a Pro model. Unlike the regular ROG 5 series, here is no Ultimate variant this time around.

Performance and Memory

Between the two lineups, the biggest difference lies on the inside. Like I mentioned earlier, the ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro are equipped with the latest Snapdragon 888+ chip. It boasts a maximum clock speed of up to 2.995 GHz, up from 2.84 GHz on the Snapdragon 888. AI performance also gets a boost from 26 TOPS to 32 TOPS.

You can configure the ROG Phone 5s lineup with up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

Other Upgrades

Moving on, Asus has also bumped the touch sampling rate from 300Hz to 360Hz on the new models. This should make the phones more responsive during gaming. The company has even added a color AMOLED panel at the back of the 5s Pro. On the other hand, ROG Phone 5s features an RGB logo.

Rest of the specs

Besides this, other aspects have remained unchanged. You get a 6.78-inch Super AMOLED FHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate. 

Feuling the phone is a 6,000mAh battery with support for 65W charging. The Pro model comes with an AeroActive Cooler 5. It’s a chip-on cooling fan that also adds two shoulder buttons.

Asus AeroActive Cooler 5

Even without the cooler, the ROG Phone 5s lineup two ultrasonic buttons. The Pro model also has two additional sensors at the back, which are not available on the vanilla model.

Asus ROG Phone 5s Series Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED, 144Hz refresh rate, 360Hz Touch sampling rate 111.23% DCI-P3, 10-point multi-touch, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ (5nm)
  • Memory: 8/12/16/18GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB storage
  • OS: Android 11
  • Rear Camera: 64MP Sony IMX686 primary, 13MP ultra-wide-angle, 5MP macro
  • Front Camera: 24MP selfie camera
  • Audio: Front-facing stereo speaker, Dirac HD, 3.5mm headphone jack, Hi-Res (384kHz / 32-bit), ESS DAC 9280AC Pro
  • Connectivity: 5G, Wi-Fi 6E a/b/n/ac/ax (2.4GHz, 5GHz), 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, dual-Type-C port (bottom & side)
  • Battery: 6000mAh with Quick Charge 5.0 & PD Charging 3.0

Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro Price in Nepal

Asus ROG Phone 5s series is available for pre-order in Taiwan where its price starts at NTD 29,990 for the ROG Phone 5s and NTD 37,990 for the Pro variant. We expect the price of Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro in Nepal to start at NPR 135,000 and NPR 167,000 respectively, if and when they launch here.

Asus ROG Phone 5s Series  Price in Taiwan  Price in Nepal (Expected)
ROG Phone 5s  16/256GB  NTD 29,990  NPR 135,000 
18/512GB  NTD 33,990  NPR 150,000 
ROG Phone 5s Pro  18/512GB  NTD 37,990  NPR 167,000 
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