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It was reported earlier that ASUS’ next gaming smartphone will be dubbed ROG Phone 5, confirming leaks from before that the Taiwanese manufacturer would skip the number 4 since it is widely believed to be bad luck in Chinese culture.
(Update, March 10: Official, with up to 18GB RAM: the ASUS ROG Phone 5, ASUS ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. Prices and specs here!)
(Update, March 2: An ASUS ROG Phone 5 with 18GB of RAM has appeared on Geekbench!)
Now, besides coming forward to corroborate the rumors, the company has revealed the ASUS ROG Phone 5 will be launched March 10. Other than that, the teaser doesn’t spill any more details.
Announcement of the ASUS ROG Phone 5’s launch date
However, we have seen pictures and a video of the alleged actual unit of the device previously. Not to mention, China’s TENAA regulatory body has listed the ROG Phone 3 sequel in its database, alongside renders of the phone’s front and rear panels.
Could this be the ASUS ROG Phone 5?
Based on the images we saw, the upcoming ROG gaming mobile will resemble earlier models and feature three cameras on the back, as well as an LED grid reminiscent of that on the ROG Phone 3 Lightning Armor Case. The front has thick, symmetrical bezels to provide a better grip and for stereo sound.
The TENAA database also lists the ROG Phone 5 with a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen and a dual-cell 6,000mAh battery, which has been confirmed to support 65 watts of wired fast charging.
Leaked specs, this time courtesy of Geekbench, suggest the upcoming gaming phone could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mated to 8GB or 16GB of RAM and run an Android 11-based UI out of the box.
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