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ROG Phone 5S and 5S Pro is now official: Snapdragon 888 Plus and 360Hz touch polling

by Vyncent ChanAugust 16, 2021
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The ROG Phone 5S lineup is now official, with the ROG Phone 5S and ROG Phone 5S Pro arriving with the Snapdragon 888 Plus, as previously rumored. It seems that ASUS won’t be changing much on this mid-cycle refresh aside from the chipset, but you do get a slightly faster touch response rate as well.

ROG Phone 5S, ROG Phone 5S Pro

rog phone 5s pro rog phone 5 ultimate pmoled display

It also looks like ASUS will now ask you to shut an eye to the fact that the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is in fact, not the ultimate gaming phone in this generation anymore. The much awaited ROG Phone 5 Pro will be making way for the ROG Phone 5S Pro, which packs the color PMOLED display, which is probably preferable over the monochrome PMOLED display in the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate… and there’s also the faster chipset and higher 360Hz touch polling rate.

You can check the following table for the ROG Phone 5 series specs and pricing in Malaysia. Just substitute the 300Hz touch polling for 360Hz, and the Snapdragon 888 for the Snapdragon 888 Plus and you pretty much have the ROG Phone 5S specs. Pricing for the refreshed models is not known yet, but we might see a small increase. Or ASUS might just swallow the difference and price the ROG Phone 5S series at the exact same price points as the ROG Phone 5 lineup.

ROG Phone 5 Series Specs and Price in Malaysia

ROG Phone 5 ROG Phone 5 Pro ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
Processor Snapdragon 888, octa-core up to 2.84GHz, 5nm
Graphics Adreno 660
RAM Up to 16GB LPDDR5 16GB LPDDR5 18GB LPDDR5
Storage Up to 256GB UFS 3.1 512GB UFS 3.1 512GB UFS 3.1
Display 6.78″ FHD+ (2448 x 1080) 144Hz AMOLED display
300Hz touch sampling
150.89% sRGB, 111% DCI-P3, Delta E <1
1200 nits peak brightness
Gorilla Glass Victus
Rear Camera 64MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide + 5MP f/2.0 macro
Selfie Camera 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera
Connectivity WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (WiFi 6E support)
Bluetooth 5.2
Dual-band GPS
5G: n41/77/78/79, n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38,n40
FDD-LTE: Band 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 7/ 8/ 18/ 19/ 20/ 26/ 28
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (WiFi 6E support)
Bluetooth 5.2
Dual-band GPS
5G: n41/77/78/79, n66,n71, n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40
FDD-LTE: Band 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 7/ 8/ 12/ 13/ 17/ 18/ 19/ 20/ 25/ 26/ 28/ 29/ 30/ 32/ 66/ 71
Battery 6000mAh (3000mAh x 2)
65W HyperCharge (USB-PD)
Special features RGB ROG logo on back Color PMOLED display on back
Dual touch sensor on back
Monochrome PMOLED display on back
Dual touch sensor on back
Matte finish
Included Accessories 65W HyperCharger
Aero case
65W HyperCharger
Aero case
AeroActive Cooler 5
65W HyperCharger
Aero case
AeroActive Cooler 5
ROG Ultimate Fan Giftbox
Price 8GB+128GB: RM2999
16GB+256GB: RM3799
RM4499 RM4999

rog phone 5 rgb back

ASUS will be replacing the ROG Phone 5 series with the ROG Phone 5S models, when stock of the original ROG Phone 5 lineup with the non-Plus Snapdragon 888 runs out.

Pokdepinion: Well I guess ROG Phone 5 users won’t be too angry at the ROG Phone 5S launch, since the real-world difference should be quite small… But then again, ROG fans are those who want to be on the absolute cutting edge…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.