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Asus ROG Phone 5s First Impressions

The Asus ROG Phone 5s is the latest such model from the Taiwanese tech giant, and is positioned as an upgrade over the ROG Phone 5. We got our hands on this new gaming smartphone, and here are my first impressions.

Asus ROG Phone 5s price in India

The Asus ROG Phone 5s is priced starting at Rs. 49,999 in India for the base variant which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There’s also an option with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, priced at Rs. 57,999.

Asus ROG Phone 5s design and specifications

  • The ROG Phone 5s sports a large 6.78-inch HDR10+ AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution and 144Hz maximum refresh rate.
  • Asus offers the ROG Phone 5s in two colors, Phantom Black and a glossy Storm White.
  • The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and there’s an in-display fingerprint scanner.
  • The Asus ROG Phone 5s has a metal frame while the back is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • A 6,000mAh battery that is split into two cells of 3,000mAh each, to help charge it quickly.

For optics, the ROG Phone 5s has a triple rear camera setup consisting of a primary 64-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX686 sensor.

For selfies, it has a 24-megapixel camera that’s neatly hidden in the top bezel.

The Asus ROG Phone 5s runs ROG UI on top of Android 11, and my unit had the September 2021 Android security patch.

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