09 February 2021
Update: February 19, 2021
After confirming the ROG Phone 5 moniker, Asus has now confirmed when the phone will launch. Asus has set up a dedicated page on its website, conveying the launch of the next ROG Phone. As per the official details, the ROG Phone 5 phone will launch on March 10 at 7 pm (UTC+8) in Taipei and 12 am (UTC+1) in Berlin, and in New York on March 9 at 6 am (UTC-5).
Original Post (February 18, 2021)
The upcoming Asus ROG Phone has been in the leaks for a while now but it was being addressed without a name because it was unclear. Well, technically everything remains unclear till we learn anything substantial before an official announcement. Leaks and rumors have vaguely called it either ROG Phone 4 or ROG Phone 5 alternatively. But this created a lot of confusion. Now, thanks to Asus, this confusion is now cleared.
In a Weibo post, Asus hasn’t only confirmed the moniker of the next ROG Phone but also the fact that the phone is in development. The post confirms the “ROG Phone 5” moniker and its production at the same time, but with no additional details.
We can refer to the past leaks and rumors to attach more details to the story. Recently, it was tipped that the phone will launch in India in March. Before this, the Geekbench listing confirmed a few key specifications, including Snapdragon 888 processor, Android 11 OS, and 16GB RAM.
Past rumors have suggested the ROG Phone 5 will feature a 6.78-inch display with HDR10 support and up to 144Hz refresh rate. It is going to have triple cameras setup, where the primary sensor is going to be 64MP. The phone is also speculated to get a massive 6,000mAh battery capacity with 65W fast-charging speed.
Back in January, a couple of alleged live images of the device were leaked, revealing what Asus has planned. The leaked images show the ROG Phone 5 might feature a design similar to the current-gen device.
It is unknown why Asus skipped the “Asus ROG Phone 4” moniker. But, here’s a trivia in case you’re interested. It is believed that Asus has skipped it because the number “4” is considered unlucky by different cultures in Asian countries.