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ROG Phone 5s with Snapdragon 888+ priced from RM2999 in Malaysia

by Vyncent ChanOctober 8, 2021
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The Snapdragon 888 Plus-powered ROG Phone 5s series has finally been announced in Malaysia! The ROG Phone 5s builds upon the ROG Phone 5, with the main differences being a 360Hz touch sampling rate, and the Snapdragon 888+ chipset, which will provide a slight advantage over the standard ROG Phone 5.

Malaysians, or at least those who have yet to get the ROG Phone 5, will probably be quite happy to find out that the ROG Phone 5s will be priced just like the ROG Phone 5 series launched earlier this year. Prices start from as RM2999 for the base variant of the ROG Phone 5s, with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, all the way up to RM4999 for the ROG Phone 5s Pro.

rog phone 5s pro color pmoled

While the ROG Phone 5s Pro may sound like a mid-cycle refresh to the ROG Phone 5 Pro, it is actually the successor the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, with the same chart-topping 18GB RAM and 512GB storage configuration. It is also probably more deserving of the Ultimate moniker, since the ROG Phone 5s Pro has a color ROG Vision on its back, instead of the monochrome one in the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate.

rog phone 5 rgb back

The only bummer might be for those who prefer white devices. The ROG Phone 5s Pro will only come in Phantom Black. If having a white phone is more important to you than having a sweet PMOLED display on the back, you can opt for the regular ROG Phone 5s instead, as this come in both Phantom Black and Storm White.

ROG Phone 5s Series Specs and Price in Malaysia

ROG Phone 5s ROG Phone 5s Pro
Processor Snapdragon 888+5nm FinFET
1 x Cortex-X1 @ 2.995 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A78 @ 2.42 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80 GHz
Graphics Adreno 660
RAM Up to 16GB LPDDR5-3200 RAM 18GB LPDDR5-3200 RAM
Storage Up to 256GB UFS 3.1, non-expandable 512GB UFS 3.1, non-expandable
Display 6.78″ FHD+ (2448 x 1080) AMOLED display, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 360Hz touch response
Delta E < 1, HDR10+, 1200 nits peak brightness, 111% DCI-P3 gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Rear Camera 64MP f/1.8, Sony IMX686
13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide angle, 125° FoV
5MP f/2.0 macro camera, fixed-focus (4cm)
Selfie Camera 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC
Dual-band GPS
USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4 (side-port)
Battery 6000mAh
65W HyperCharge, 65W charger in the box
65W QuickCharge 5.0, USB-PD 3.0, Direct Charge
Special Features RGB ROG logo on back Color PMOLED display on back
Dual touch sensor on back
Colors Phantom Black
Storm White
Phantom Black
Included Accessories 65W HyperCharger
Aero Case
65W HyperCharger
Aero Case
AeroActive Cooler 5
Price 8GB+128GB: RM2999
16GB+256GB: RM3799
RM4999

ROG Phone 5s Launch Promotion: RM749 worth of freebies + PWP deal!

Pre-order ROG Phone 5s

From today until 24th October, you can head on over to authorized ASUS resellers or Lazada to get your ROG Phone 5s. All purchases ROG Phone 5s series will be eligible for a complementary ROG Strix GO 2.4 worth RM749 during this promotional period. As usual, the while stocks lasts disclaimer applies here, so make sure to order your ROG Phone 5s fast if you don’t want to miss out on a sweet pair of wireless headphones to go (pun intended) with your ROG Phone 5s!

There’s also a combo deal which will slash RM100 off if you decide to get the ROG Phone 5s along with the ROG Clip (RM149), bringing the effective price of the ROG Clip down to just RM49! You can get the ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro on Lazada starting 12am tomorrow!

PAYLATER Mall: RM50 instant rebate or 12-month zero-fee installments!

rog phone 5s rog phone 5s pro

If you would prefer to pay for your ROG Phone 5s over several months, you can also get the ROG Phone 5s from PAYLATER Mall. You can opt for either a RM50 instant rebate or 12-month zero-fee installments. There are only 1000 slots for each, so you will have to be quick to get it! The ROG Phone 5s will be available from PAYLATER Mall starting 25th October, with these deals available until 31st October, or until the 1000 slots for each promotion are filled up, whichever comes first.

rog phone 5s lighting armor case

Should you want more accessories to kit out your ROG Phone 5/ROG Phone 5s, you can also check out the following list:

ROG Phone 5 Accessories Pricing

Price
AeroActive Cooler 5 RM149
Lighting Armor Case (for ROG Phone 5) RM199
ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad (bundled with ROG Phone 5 bumper) RM499
ROG Kunai 3 Bumper for ROG Phone 5 RM69
ROG 1.8m USB-C to USB-C cable RM59
ROG Clip RM149
ROG Phone 5 Screen Protector RM79

Pokdepinion: If ASUS tries to release the ROG Phone 6 based on the non-OCed Snapdragon 898 next year, I am pretty sure everyone will just wait for the refresh to drop…

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.