THE asus revealed, this Monday (16), two new cell phones for gamers. Known as Asus ROG Phone 5S and ROG Phone 5S Pro, the duo maintains almost all of the predecessor’s specs, but packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ chip in its advanced datasheet. The smartphones also have a 144 Hz screen, game triggers, a large 6,000 mAh battery, and a 64 megapixel triple camera.
The new phones give a refresh to the Asus ROG Phone 5 announced in March. The main difference is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus processor, which delivers more firepower than the Snapdragon 888 of its predecessors. But the new generation only brings three variants, while the previous line also has an Ultimate edition.
The rest of the technical sheet brings what is most powerful. The conventional model packs 8GB to 16GB RAM memory inside, accompanied by 128GB or 256GB storage. The Pro edition, on the other hand, has only one option with 18 GB of RAM and 512 GB of space. In both cases, the battery is 6,000 mAh with support for quick recharge of 65 watts.
The 6.78-inch screen is another gimmick. With Full HD+ resolution, the panel features touch sampling and refresh rates of 144 Hz and 360 Hz, respectively, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. On the sides, consumers still have buttons to enhance the experience when playing games. The Pro variant also has a small color display on the back.
Asus cell phones have 64 MP triple camera
Other characteristics are similar across generations. It is the triple photographic set, formed by the main camera with 64 megapixels, the same resolution as the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, and two more with 13 MP and 5 MP, one with an ultrawide lens and the other for macro, respectively. The selfie sensor has 24 megapixels.
Smartphones still come out of the box with Android 11 customized by the manufacturer. To connect to the internet, the releases support 5G, in addition to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC. The launches also have a fingerprint reader under the screen, headphone jack (3.5 mm) and a cooling system.
It is not known how much Asus cell phones will cost. In March, the manufacturer debuted the ROG Phone 5 with a suggested price from 799 euros, for conventional edition, and 1,199 euros, for the Pro variant, which has only one option. The amounts are equivalent to approximately R$4,940 and R$7,410, respectively, in direct conversion.
Asus ROG Phone 5S is not expected to be launched in Brazil. It is worth remembering that the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) approved the Asus ROG Phone 5 in May. But the gamer cell phone is not yet on sale in the national commerce.
Asus ROG Phone 5S – technical sheet
|Asus ROG Phone 5S||Asus ROG Phone 5S Pro|
|Screen||6.78-inch AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution (2448 x 1080 pixels with 144 Hz refresh rate, 360 Hz touch sampling rate and Gorilla Glass Victus||6.78-inch AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution (2448 x 1080 pixels with 144 Hz refresh rate, 360 Hz touch sampling rate and Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G (GPU: Adreno 660)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G (GPU: Adreno 660)|
|RAM||8GB, 12GB and 16GB (LPDDR5)||18GB (LPDDR5)|
|Storage||128GB and 256GB (UFS 3.1)||512 GB (UFS 3.1)|
|Back camera||– main: 64 megapixels – ultrawide: 13 megapixels – macro: 5 megapixels||– main: 64 megapixels – ultrawide: 13 megapixels – macro: 5 megapixels|
|Frontal camera||24 megapixels||24 megapixels|
|Drums||6,000 mAh (two 3,000 mAh cells) with 65 watt recharge (charger in the box)||6,000 mAh (two 3,000 mAh cells) with 65 watt recharge (charger in the box)|
|Operational system||Android 11||Android 11|
|Connectivity||USB-C port, 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS and NFC||USB-C port, 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS and NFC|
|More||stereo sound, dedicated headphone jack (3.5mm), under-screen fingerprint reader, game triggers, cooling system and input for two carrier chips (Dual SIM)||stereo sound, dedicated headphone jack (3.5mm), under-screen fingerprint reader, game triggers, cooling system, back color PMOLED display, and dual carrier chip input (Dual SIM)|
|dimensions||173 x 77 x 9.90 mm||173 x 77 x 9.90 mm|
|Weight||238 grams||238 grams|
|Colors||black and white||black|
With information: GSMArena and XDA-Developers