ASUS Malaysia has brought in the ASUS ROG Phone 5s series, and this particular series comes in two variants, the ROG Phone 5s and Phone 5s Pro.
ROG or Republic of Gamers, is one of the many smartphones aimed at the niche mobile gaming market.
The new 5s series improves the already well received ASUS ROG 5 which was announced in March this year.
So what’s good about this new gaming smartphone?
ROG Phone 5s series highlights
You won’t see much difference between the ROG Phone 5 and the ROG Phone 5s series at a glance. They look the identical.
This is likely because they are similar in shape, size, share the same type of screen, the same Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, the same type of camera system and 6,000mAh battery.
However, the ROG Phone 5s gets an upgrade in the processor department by having the newer Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G as compared to the Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G which is available in the older ROG Phone 5.
The Pro variant gets more upgrades and not only improves its processor, but also gets a Touch sensor; ROG Vision monochrome PMOLED display, and a massive 512GB storage space with is paired with a whopping 18GB RAM.
Other internal specifications the rest of the phone is pretty much the same with what the ASUS ROG Phone 5 had offered back in March.
Price and availability of ROG Phone 5s series
So this leaves pricing.
The newer ROG Phone 5s series comes in Phantom Black, Storm White for the bare ROG Phone 5s, while the Pro variant only comes in Matte White.
ASUS Malaysia is retailing the ROG Phone 5s from RM2,999 for the 8GB + 128GB, while variant with the 16GB + 256GB retails at RM3,799.
The Pro variant retails at RM4,999 and it has the biggest RAM and storage space.
You can pre-order both variants from ASUS ROG’s official Lazada store from now until 24 October 2021.
But if you aren’t particular about the little upgrades on the duo, maybe getting the older Asus ROG Phone 5 is a good option.
After all, it was launched in March 2021, and that’s just seven months difference, which makes the older model not exactly ‘that old’.