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Asus ROG Phone 5 will be unveiled on March 10, the company has announced through a dedicated landing page on its website which features a countdown clock and what time the unveiling will take place. If you’re in Taipei, the device will launch at 7:00 p.m. local time.
The ROG Phone 5 is a successor to the Asus ROG Phone 3 that was launched in July 2020. Asus is skipping the ‘4' moniker seemingly because its pronunciation in Chinese is similar to the word “death,” which isn't uncommon. Asus has not shared any information on the specifications but the phone, being a flagship, will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.
It has reportedly popped up on multiple certification websites. so according to them, the phone is expected to feature a 6.78-inch display and a 6,000mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging. It may run Android 11 out-of-the-box and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It could come with up to 16GB RAM, as a recent Geekbench listing suggested.
The phone is expected to measure 172.834x77.252x10.29mm, making it quite thick by modern standards of slim and light phones, but ROG Phones have never really emphasized being the sleekest and ergonomic, as the emphasis is on delivering maximum performance.
Talking about the design, a few images leaked via an alleged TENAA listing hinting at a triple rear camera setup, headlined by a 64-megapixel primary sensor. There is also what seems to be a dot matrix panel on the back with the ROG logo lit up.