Asus confirmed on Thursday (February 18) that it would be releasing the Asus ROG Phone 5 next month. Last year, the company released the ROG Phone 3, and contrary to expectations this year, they decided to skip the number 4 and go straight to 5. The Asus ROG Phone 5 is expected to be unveiled officially on March 10.
Fans can visit the Asus official website to find out more about this upcoming device and also follow a live countdown to its official unveiling. The love countdown event starts at 7 PM (UTC+8) in Taipei, which is 12 AM (UTC+1) in Berlin. For users who will be tuning in from New York City, the kick-off time for the event is 6 AM (UTC-5) on March 10.
Asus refused to reveal any tangible information about the device on the countdown website. But we do already have some information about what the device is supposed to look like and what the specs are. The Asus Rog Phone 5 is expected to run on Android 11. Its expected chip has been named as the Snapdragon 888 SoC and it comes with two RAM options - the 8GB option, and the 16GB option.
In the display department, the device comes designed with a 6.78-inch OLED Full HD screen, has support for 5G networks, and is packed with a dual-cell 6,000 mAh battery, i.e. two 3,000 mAh batteries. It has been certified by the 3C to have the capacity to charge at 65W. The Asus ROG Phone comes with a trio of rear 64-MP shooters.
There are two models of the Asus ROG Phone 5 in the works. The one we are expecting to be unveiled on March 10 is the I005DA variant. The other model, which is labelled the I005DB, is likely to be unveiled on the same day as the I005DA model, but for global markets, and comes with pretty much the same specifications.
The next couple of weeks are bound to be really exciting for fans of the Asus ROG Phone series phones. As the days roll by, more information will be released and we will get to know more about the new Asus ROG Phone 5.
ASUS ROG Phone 5 - Known Specs
|Display||6.78 inches Full HD OLED screen|
|Camera||64 MP (three cameras)|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Operating System||Android 11|
|Processor||Snapdragon 888 SoC|