03 March 2021
Asus is widely rumored to be working on the next-gen gaming smartphone in the ROG lineup. It will presumably be called the ROG Phone 4 as it will be succeeding the current-gen ROG Phone 3. The phone's alleged specifications as well as a live photo have leaked online that offers a glimpse of what to expect from the smartphone.
The alleged ROG Phone 4 live photo shows the phone's back panel design. It features a design similar to the current-gen device where you get to see the glass back and the design language screams "gaming phone". It has a triple camera setup on the top left corner along with an LED flash. It is expected to include a 64-megapixel primary camera with Quad-Bayer technology.
The interesting thing to note is that the phone has "05" written on the back panel. It has led to speculations that the phone could actually be called ROG Phone 5. This is because different cultures in Asian countries consider the number "4" to be unlucky and thus, we have seen various Asian brands name their products by skipping "4" and jumping to "5".
The ROG Phone 4 is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, the latest flagship processor. There will be 8GB of RAM and it will ship with Android 11. The battery capacity is tipped to be 6,000mAh with support for 60W fast charging technology support. There are also rumors that we will see a special Tencent edition of the phone that will be exclusive to China. This is something that Asus did with the ROG Phone 3 as well.