The Asus ROG Phone 5 will launch globally (including India) today, March 10 at 4:30 PM IST. The next-generation gaming smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer succeeds the ROG Phone 3 from last year. The smartphone has been part of several leaks and certification listings in the past that revealed some of its key specifications. A Geekbench listing recently tipped that the phone would have an 18GB RAM variant. The Asus ROG Phone 5 will retail in India via Flipkart and other partner channels.
Asus fans can also watch the launch event live on Asus’ official YouTube channel or website. Fans can also watch the event via the video attached below. Notably, Asus India has collaborated again with YouTuber Carry Minati for the promotion of the latest ROG Phone 5 smartphone. Meanwhile, the upcoming Asus smartphone has been rumoured to come with a 6,000mAh battery and a 6.78-inch display, according to a recently-spotted certification listing on China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) website. Further, a 3C listing recently hinted that the Asus ROG Phone 5 will have 65W fast charging support. The MIIT listing also said that ROG Phone 5 will come with Android 11 out of the box.
Apart from that, a Geekbench listing of the Asus ROG Phone 5 tipped that the device would come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and 8GB of RAM – indicating at least two storage variants of the smartphone (another with 18GB RAM). A TENAA listing has also highlighted the Asus ROG Phone 5’s possible design, including a triple rear camera setup. The TENAA listing showed a dot matrix panel on the back with the ROG logo lit up. Interestingly, Asus is skipping the “Asus ROG Phone 4” name for its new gaming smartphone because the Chinese pronunciation of 4 in Chinese is similar to the word “death”.