Asus ROG Phone 3 was one of, if not the best gaming smartphone of 2020. Thus, it is no surprise that we are really hyped about its successor. Asus has already confirmed that it will be skipping the ROG Phone 4 moniker in favor of the ROG Phone 5. The company has also announced the launch date for the upcoming gaming phone. Today we will be taking a look at all the rumors and leaks surrounding the device.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Overview:
The Deal with the Number “4”
Skipping a moniker is not a new thing in the smartphone industry. A number of smartphone brands like OnePlus, Nokia, and Realme have done this over the years for different reasons. The reason Asus is opting for ROG Phone 5 instead of ROG Phone 4 is that number 4 is considered unlucky in certain regions of the world. For instance, 4 is associated with death in China and thus is deemed unlucky. That was the reason why OnePlus and Realme skipped the OnePlus 4 and Realme 4 lineup, respectively. And Asus has done the same with the ROG Phone lineup.
Anyway, as expected, ROG Phone 5 will pack the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset. Another fun fact – Qualcomm skipped the Snapdragon 875 moniker (from 865, 865+) for 888 as the number 8 is special in the Chinese tradition. The phone will ship with Android 11 out of the box.
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Recently, an Asus smartphone with ASUS_I00DA model number appeared on the Geekbench 5 site. The phone that went through the test had 16GB of RAM and was able to score 1,137 and 3,729 points in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.
It is not the first time, the device has undergone the test. In December 2020, an 8GB RAM variant of the device was able to score 1,081 and 3,584 in Geekbench single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.
For other specs, we will have to turn to The TENAA listing. It suggests that the phone will feature a 6.78” AMOLED panel and will be 5G-ready. It will also pack a 2-cell 6,000mAh battery. Rumors suggest the phone will have support for 65W fast charging.
A leaked real-life image of the phone has revealed a secondary screen on the back of the phone. The screen looks like the AniMe Matrix display that we get on Asus’s gaming laptops like the Zephyrus G14. It will be available only on the special variant of the device.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Launch Date
Asus will host an online event on March 10 to launch the ROG Phone 5. As of now, there is no news regarding the pricing of the device.
|Gaming Smartphone||Launch Date (Official)|
|Asus ROG Phone 5||March 10|
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