Asus confirmed the arrival of the next ROG Phone at the Snapdragon 888 chipset launch Summit in December 2020. Later, the company teased it after sometime in January this year. Although it hasn’t revealed the name of the next flagship, the device is likely to be ROG Phone 5(Tentative). Now, it has appeared on China’s TENAA, revealing key specs and images.
An Asus 5G Mobile Phone with model number ASUS_I005DA probably carrying the “ROG Phone 5” moniker appears on TENAA. The device measures 172.834 x 77.252 x 10.29mm which if true would have a higher thickness than ROG Phone 3(9.85mm).
To further hint at the naming, the rear of the device also has a “05” and “REPUBLIC OF GAMERS” on what looks like a secondary display. Moving on, we can see the “TENCENT GAMES” suggesting that the collab will continue for 2021 as well.
Recently, we also saw Red Magic announce its partnership with Tencent to improve the performance. Anyway, the ROG Phone 5 also seems to have a dot-matrix on the rear which could be for the Aura Lighting. If you remember, Asus launched the hidden LED Dot-Matrix on the lid of ROG Zephyrus G14 laptops in Jan. 2020(@ CES’20).
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Similarly, we saw the lighting armor case for the ROG Phone 3 which also supports Aura lighting. That said, the ROG logo on the dot-matrix hints that this part could be controllable via the phone’s UI to display other messages too. Apart from this, the camera layout looks akin to the predecessor.
At the front, if you look closely, you can spot the dual-front firing speakers, display without notch/punch-hole, and a selfie camera at the top-right. On the right, there are power and volume buttons and on the left, we have a SIM tray which is probably dual-SIM.
As for specs, the TENAA listing suggests a 6.78-inch OLED display, 6,000mAh battery(dual-Cell- 2x3000mAh), and run Android 11. Other expected specs include at least an FHD+ display with 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 chipset, 65W charging, 64MP main camera, and more.
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