The latest gaming smartphone ROG Phone 5 from Asus will not be upgraded and replaced by ROG Phone 5S and ROG Phone 5S Pro variants. The company was working on the upgraded model of ROG Phone 5 for a long time now and has finally revealed the new variants. There will be minor upgrades to the ROG Phone 5S series one of the main being the addition of the Snapdragon 888+ chipset, instead of the Snapdragon 888.
Both the ROG Phone 5S and Pro variants will be equipped with the new processor. While the 5S comes in Storm White color and Phantom Black, the 5S Pro will only come in Phantom Black color option. The new Snapdragon 888+ will be clocked at 2.995 GHz on the new smartphone and improvements have also been made to the other SoC components like Hexagon 780 DSP. The new 5S series when launched can come with up to 16GB of RAM and the pro variant with up to 18GB of RAM. We can also expect 512GB of internal memory.
Also, it has been confirmed that the Pro variant will not be a limited edition, instead, it will be available in the market just like the regular 5S variant. It will also come with a ROG Vision AMOLED display and additional touch sensors. The display will also have the option of 60 Hz, 90 Hz, 120 Hz, and 144Hz refresh rate options. The expected pricing of the smartphone is $1,075 for the 5S variant and $1,362 for the Pro variant.