• ROG Phone 5 has a launch date and Asus already has a countdown timer

    Credit: Asus

    Asus has formally confirmed the Asus ROG Phone 5 launch date: March 9, 2021.
    The company has a dedicated website for the phone with a countdown timer.
    So far, there’s no info on when you’ll be able to get the phone nor how much it will cost.

    Earlier today, we reported that Asus finally confirmed what we’d long suspected: there will not be an Asus ROG Phone 4. In Chinese culture, the number four is considered unlucky due to it being a homonym for “death.” As such, Asus is skipping from the ROG Phone 3 going straight to five.

    Now, we have an official Asus ROG Phone 5 launch date. Over at the official Asus Republic of Gamers website, you can find a page dedicated to the ROG Phone 5. There, you’ll see a countdown timer running down the numbers until March 9, 2021.

    According to the page, the scheduled launch event will start at 7:00 PM in Taipei, which is 6:00 AM ET. To convert the time to your local time zone, click here.

    Asus ROG Phone 5 launch date confirmed, but not much else
    Unfortunately, the webpage doesn’t divulge much information on the phone itself. Other than the name and the launch date/time, the page is basically empty.

    However, we have plenty of rumors to run on related to the ROG Phone 5. We are almost certain it will come with a Snapdragon 888 processor, Android 11, and a massive 6.8-inch display. There could even be a mini display on the back that could be used for notifications and other bits of info.

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    The gaming phone could also include two 3,000mAh batteries for a total capacity of 6,000mAh. Other rumored specs point to the device being an absolute monster.

    Now that we know the Asus ROG Phone 5 launch date, it’s only a matter of time before we have all the other info. To keep up with the rumors, be sure to bookmark our info hub on the phone!

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