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ASUS ROG Phone 5 confirmed, tipped to launch in India in March

Highlights

  • ASUS has confirmed ‘ROG Phone 5’ moniker for its next ROG Phone
  • It is expected to launch in China soon
  • A leak claims it will debut in India in March

A new ASUS gaming phone with model number ASUS_I005DA was recently approved by China’s 3C and TENAA certification platforms. The number ‘5’ mentioned in the model number suggested that the successor to last year’s ROG Phone 3 could be called ROG Phone 5, and not ROG Phone 4, as initial reports claimed. Today, the company officially confirmed through a Weibo post that its next gaming smartphone will debut as the ROG Phone 5.

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According to a tweet by popular tipster Mukul Sharma, the Taiwanese company is planning to launch the ROG Phone 5 in India in March. Hence, it appears that the company may soon begin with its teasers in India.

ASUS ROG Phone 5 specifications and features(rumored)

ASUS ROG Phone 5 I005DB and I005DA

ASUS ROG Phone 5 variants: ASUS_I005DB (left) and ASUS_I005DA (right)

The TENAA authority of China has approved two ASUS ROG Phone 5 models – ASUS_I005DA and ASUS_I005DB. Both models measure 172.834 x 77.252 x 10.29mm and are fitted with 6.78-inch displays. The ROG Phone 5 duo will run Android 11.

Both ROG Phone 5 variants are expected to come with 6,000mAh dual-cell batteries. The 3C listings of both variants have revealed that these phones may arrive with support for 65W fast charging.

The I005DA model is said to be equipped with a Snapdragon 888 mobile platform and a 64-megapixel triple camera system. It is unclear whether the Snapdragon 888 will fuel the I005DB variant. The rear image of the I005DA available at TENAA shows that it has a dot-matrix display and engraved texts like ‘05’ and ‘Tencent Games.’ Like the A model, the B variant has a horizontal triple camera system but lacks decorative elements.

Other rumours have revealed that the ROG Phone 5 will be equipped with 144Hz refresh rate support, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 out of stock on Flipkart

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 (review) has gone out of stock on Flipkart. This hints that the arrival of the ROG Phone 5 may not be far away. The handset is equipped with specs like a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865+, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, 64-megapixel triple rear cameras, a 24-megapixel front camera, and a 6,000mAh battery with 30W rapid charging support.

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.