ASUS ROG Phone 5s, ROG Phone 5s Pro India launch date confirmed; here’s what to expect


  • ASUS ROG Phone 5s series will be launching on February 15th, 2022, in India
  • The lineup includes ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro
  • These are updated versions of the ROG Phone 5 lineup from last year

ASUS ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro India launch date has been confirmed. The Taiwanese manufacturer will be holding an online launch event at 12 pm on February 15th, 2022, to unveil the ROG Phone 5s lineup. These models were announced in Taiwan back in August 2021. Now, the ROG Phone 5s duo is finally heading to India.

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The ROG Phone 5s is an updated version of the ROG Phone 5, whereas the ROG Phone 5s Pro is an enhanced edition of the ROG Phone 5 Pro / Ultimate. The upcoming ROG Phone 5s duo is not powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Instead, it features the Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset. Some of its other highlights include a 144Hz refresh rate AMOLED display, rear-facing secondary screen, gaming-focused features, 64-megapixel triple cameras, and a massive battery.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s, ROG Phone 5s specifications and features (expected)

ASUS ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro

The ASUS ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s are powered by the Snapdragon 888+ chipset

The ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro flaunt a 6.78-inch S-AMOLED FHD+ display that offers a 144Hz refresh rate and a 360Hz touch sampling rate. Both phones have a 24-megapixel selfie camera. The rear camera system of these phones features a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

The Snapdragon 888 Plus chip is present under the hood of the ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro. These phones offer up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to 6GB of virtual RAM, and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Both phones have a 6,000mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging.

The ROG Phone 5s series runs on Android 11 and Zen UI 8 / ROG UI. For gaming, these phones are equipped with ultrasonic AirTrigger 5 gaming shoulder buttons. The rear shell of the ROG Phone 5s has an RGB-lit ROG logo, whereas the Pro model features a PMOLED colour-enabled ROG Vision screen as well as a pair of touch sensors for gaming. Some of the other features of the ROG Phone 5s lineup include an in-screen fingerprint scanner, dual front-facing speakers, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The specifications of the ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro mentioned here are based on their Taiwanese variants. It is likely that the same models could be released in India.

ASUS ROG Phone 5s, ROG Phone 5s Pro pricing (expected)

Last year, the ROG Phone 5, 5 Pro, and 5 Ultimate were introduced for Rs 49,999, Rs 69,999, and Rs 79,999, respectively. There is no word on the pricing of the ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro. Probably, it may arrive with Rs 49,999 starting price.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

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