The following Asus gaming phones will be called ROG Phone 4 or ROG Phone 5, but whatever the name, the device has now appeared in the Archives of Chinese regulations, complete with pictures showing it off from all sides. The document published by TENAA gives us our best view of what we would call ROG Phone 5 for now.
ROG gets a dot matrix display on the back of the Asus ROG Phone 5, similar to the one in the Lightning Armor case for ROG Phone 3. Recently leaked pictures show the Asus ROG logo, but we assume that it can be customized.
Asus ROG does not change much on the appearance of ROG Phone 5 compared to the 2020 edition. The SIM card slot looks to have a red cover, but it may be exclusive to this special edition of the phone, which appears to be produced in partnership with Tencent Game.
A recent image we’ve seen of an upcoming handset. It looks like there might be a customizable LED lighting strip to follow the dot matrix array, all ready to give this phone a really interesting aesthetic. We’ve also seen a series of benchmarks appear online that we think are related to the Asus ROG Phone 5, by showing off credentials in terms of strength and performance. The phone will carry the Snapdragon 888 chip , the flagship chip of choice for high-end Android handsets this year.
Other bits of information we can get from this regulatory filing include a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen, Android 11 on board, and a hefty 6,000 mAh battery – which should be enough to provide plenty of juice for gaming sessions, and according to existing capacities.
As for Asus’s jump from 4 straight to 5, it is what looks increasingly likely for all because the number 4 is considered unlucky in China and Taiwan, and it’s not something Asus wants to hinder potential sales.