It’s only been four months since Asus announced the ROG Phone 5. And it wasn’t until the end of May this year that the phone was available here in the US. According to popular leaker Mukul Sharma, Asus may already be working on the successor to the smartphone – the Asus ROG Phone 5s.
Mukul Sharma shared a picture on Twitter indicating the introduction of the phone. While no official rendering or real-world photo of the device has leaked – and so we’re a little sketchy on this point – the tipster shared a picture with some of the key specs of the ROG Phone 5s.
According to Sharma, who has a pretty good track record of leaks, the Asus ROG Phone 5s will only have one big difference from its older brother. ROG Phone 5s will swap the Snapdragon 888 chipset for Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 Plus.
Snapdragon 888 Plus is Qualcomm’s newest flagship processor. In addition to the (slight) increase in CPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 888, the 888 Plus offers improved artificial intelligence and machine learning performance.
The rest of the specifications, including 65 W fast charging, 6,000 mAh battery and 144 Hz OLED display, remain the same. Sharma has indicated that the smartphone will hit the market in two flavors: one with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, and the other with 18 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage.
Asus has long been a leader in the gaming smartphone market. The company was the first to bring a smartphone to the market for gamers – with a big, fat battery, top-notch specifications and a dedicated cooling system. With the ROG Phone 5s, Asus seems to be keeping gamers informed and utilizing the best components available on the market.
There is still no word to start. However, with ROG Phone 5 selling out across the US, the launch could be closer than expected.
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