Asus ROG Phone 5 could launch in India next month
Asus ROG Phone 5 is rumoured to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and 144Hz display.
Asus will launch its upcoming flagship phone, ROG Phone 5, in India in March, says leakster Mukul Sharma.
“[Exclusive] Asus ROG Phone 5 is indeed launching soon. Provided there are no last moment changes, the device will make it's way to India as well in March,” Sharma said in a tweet.
Asus ROG Phone 5 will follow the ROG Phone 3, which mainly focused on gaming and power users. The successor is likely to double down on features for gaming enthusiasts. The ROG Phone 5 has already made numerous appearances on certification and benchmarking sites ahead of the official launch.
For instance, ROG Phone 5 was recently seen on the Geekbench benchmarking website with the model number ASUS_I005DA. The smartphone is seen running Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 888 processor. The listing further revealed the phone has 16GB of RAM and Android 11 out-of-the-box.
Earlier, the upcoming Asus phone was spotted on China's TENAA certification website. That listing revealed the smartphone has a 6,000mAh battery. It is also said to come with a 65W fast charger. On the camera front, it will have as many as three sensors including a primary 64-megapixel one.
Asus ROG Phone 5 will come with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display. The phone will also support on-screen fingerprint reader. Another highlight is going to be a 144Hz refresh rate.
Based on the leaks so far, Asus ROG Phone 5 looks like an incremental upgrade over the predecessor, at least on the specifications side. The ROG Phone 3 comes with a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with 10-bit HDR10+ support. It also comes with up to 16GB of RAM and UFS 3.1 built-in storage.
The phone offers a combination of 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor Quad Bayer technology and f/1.8 aperture + 13-megapixel 125-degree ultra-wide camera + 5-megapixel macro camera with f/2.0 aperture. At the front, it comes with a 24-megapixel f/2.0 camera.
Asus ROG Phone 3 is currently available online for a starting price of ₹47,000 approximately.