ASUS was rumored to be working on a new ROG gaming smartphone for 2021 in collaboration with Qualcomm just before the launch of the Snapdragon 888. It was also speculated that the new smartphone would be unveiled by the end of 2020 and the first launch thereafter. Half of 2021. However, it is not physical, but ASUS has definitely started teasing the upcoming smartphone, meaning that the launch could happen soon.
According to teaser (via) MySmartPrice)Next-gen ROG phones can have slimmer bezels above and below the display. The teaser also mentions, “Your battle power will soon be advanced! The new generation of Tencent ROG gaming phones, all confident players, stay tuned! “This hints at the fact that a Tencent version of the smartphone, like the ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 2, will be introduced.
The handset was reportedly spotted on Geekbench stating that the handset will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 SoC with 8GB of RAM and Android 11 out of the box. As per the recent 3C certification list, the handset is expected to come with model number ASUS_I005DA and 65W fast charging. In comparison, the ROG Phone 3 came with 30W fast charging, and we hope ASUS will continue to offer a larger 6,000mAh battery.
A leaked live image of the upcoming ROG phone Weibo Some rumors have also been set up. It shows that the handset has three cameras with glass backs that have the same design approach as previous-gen smartphones. The primary camera is said to include a 64-megapixel sensor with quad-Bayer technology. The handset also has different branding as well as the number ’05’ written on the back panel, which could mean that ASUS will launch it as ROG Phone 5 instead of ROG Phone 5. This is something we have definitely seen in the past. Smartphone manufacturer, as number 4 is considered inauspicious in various Asian countries China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Also, if you look closely, there is a red-shouldered button, which could mean that ASUS is going to incorporate physical triggers for gamers. Of course, these are just speculations and the image does not appear to be from a reliable source, so make sure you take it with a pinch of salt.
UPDATE: Weak hands-on video displays secondary performance of ROG Phone 4
A short hands-on video from ROG Phone 4 has now popped up Weibo (Via GSMArena), Giving us a look at its small secondary performance. The video shows a device similar to the one we saw in the recently leaked images, with a customizable secondary display on the back panel that shows alerts for games and notifications for incoming calls. The video also shows the front of the device, giving us a brief glimpse of its display and bezels. The device looks for symmetrical top and bottom bezels like its predecessor, but they appear a bit thin.