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Asus updates its overkill gaming phones with Qualcomm’s new overkill processor

If you’re promoting high-spec gaming-focused phones, it is smart to have probably the most highly effective processor doable. Not less than, that’s the one clarification I can come up with for why Asus would announce its new Snapdragon 888 Plus-powered ROG Cellphone 5S lineup, simply months after releasing the original ROG Phone 5.

There are two new S-branded phones, the ROG Phone 5S and the ROG Phone 5S Pro. Apart from its 888 Plus processor, extra responsive 360Hz touch-sampling price, and elevated maximums of 18GB RAM and 512GB of storage, the 5S seems to be a very similar device to the ROG Phone 5. Meaning it’s additionally obtained a 6.78-inch 144Hz show, 6,000 mAh battery, and triple rear cameras with a 64-megapixel essential sensor.

The ROG Cellphone 5S Professional is the same improve. It’s additionally been bumped as much as the 888 Plus, has the identical sooner touch-sampling price, and as much as 18GB of RAM. In any other case it is a very related gaming-focused telephone to the 5 Professional, full with neat additions like further contact sensors on its again and aspect to supply extra controls whereas gaming. Take a look at our overview of the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate from earlier this 12 months for an thought of how these options work in follow.

According to Gizmochina, the 2 new phones are solely obtainable to order within the Taiwanese marketplace for now, the place they’ll ship subsequent week on August twenty fourth. The Asus ROG Cellphone 5S begins at NT$ 29,990 (round $991), whereas the 5S Professional begins at NT$ 37,990 (round $1,364).

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