ASUS is set to reveal its latest gaming-oriented flagship phone, the ROG Phone 5, a little earlier than usual on March 10. The company has published a countdown page on its website, spotted by GSMArena, which confirms the date of the reveal as well as the phone's name. As expected, the lineup will skip over the number 4, which has a negative connotation in some Asian countries like China.
Typically, ROG phones have been introduced in the summer, sometimes sporting Qualcomm's mid-year chipset refresh like last year's Snapdragon 865+. This early reveal means we'll be seeing a regular Snapdragon 888 in the ROG Phone 5, which has already been spotted in some leaked Geekbench benchmarks. Those benchmarks also confirmed that the phone will have either 8GB or 16GB of RAM.
In fact, while ASUS itself hasn't revealed much about the phone's specs, leaks have already shed light on a few of its features. Chinese certification agency TENAA revealed a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, 5G support, and a dual-cell 6,000mAh, and another certification body, 3C, revealed that the battery will support 65W charging. Pictures have also revealed what appears to be a customizable display on the back and a triple-camera setup.
Of course, being that it's a gaming phone, you can probably expect a high refresh rate display, which should be 144Hz like last year's ROG Phone 3. There's also a good chance ASUS will have a series of accessories to help with gaming, just like we've seen in the past. The reveal event is scheduled for 6AM EST/11AM GMT on March 10, when we should get confirmation on the phone's features.