Asus ROG Phone 5 is coming on March 10

Sagar, 19 February 2021

Yesterday Asus confirmed its upcoming ROG phone will be called ROG Phone 5 skipping the number 4, and today the company revealed the ROG Phone 5 will be unveiled on March 10.

Asus has set up an event page on its website with a countdown to the launch event. It will begin at 7PM (UTC+8) in Taipei and 12AM (UTC+1) in Berlin. And if you are in New York, it will start at 6AM (UTC-5) on March 10.

Asus ROG Phone 5 is coming on March 10

The event page doesn't divulge anything about the ROG Phone 5, but Geekbench revealed the smartphone will run Android 11 and have a Snapdragon 888 SoC at the helm with two RAM options - 8GB and 16GB.

The smartphone was also listed in TENAA's database with a 6.78" AMOLED screen, 5G support, and a dual-cell 6,000 mAh battery, which 3C confirmed will charge at up to 65W.

Asus ROG Phone 5 on TENAA Asus ROG Phone 5 on TENAA

Do note that we are talking about the ROG Phone 5 with model code I005DA. There's another variant bearing model designation I005DB, which is expected to arrive in global markets with similar specs.

I005DB on the left and I005DA on the right I005DB on the left and I005DA on the right

With the launch event over two weeks away, you can expect to hear more about the ROG Phone 5 in the coming days.

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Watch your pings in every single game. Be sure to have any other brand of phone in hand. Play the same game on both. Be sure to keep looking at the ping in the game. You will see it's quite stable on the second phone, but on rog it will go up an...

Never had problems with heating issues or auto shutdowns. You must be using a Tencent Edition with Global ROM. Those phones tend to have such problems since it's a Chinese variant being forced to run unofficial ROM

Mind telling me what game is this? I have the ROG Phone 2 myself and I never experienced any issues or latencies when playing any game

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