Asus is gearing as much as launch a brand new gaming-centric smartphone within the ROG Telephone sequence – tentatively referred to as the ROG Telephone 5. Whereas rumors have predicted a Q1 2021 launch and it additionally appeared in some alleged hands-on media, we’d now have our first actual take a look at the system. Forward of its official debut, the ROG Telephone 5 has obtained the obligatory TENAA certification in China. And to our delight, the regulatory physique’s database has listed some photographs of the Asus providing.
The core design language stays unchanged, however what actually caught our consideration was the ROG brand on the again. And it doesn’t look painted or glass-etched, however it seems to be backlit by way of small LEDs beneath a layer of glass. The implementation seems to be just like what we noticed on Asus’ ROG Lightning Armor Case for the ROG Phone 3, and the AnimeMatrix panel on the ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop. And if that’s the case, the lighting sample on the ROG Telephone 5’s rear panel will possible be customizable.
The design of the digital camera island on the again hasn’t modified a lot on the ROG Telephone 5 in comparison with its predecessor. There are two front-firing stereo audio system, whereas the selfie digital camera is located alongside the highest proper nook. A minor design change is that the SIM tray has a crimson accent that stands out from the remainder of the body. The ROG Telephone 5 additionally rocks a distinguished Tencent branding at again, which means that the system proven within the image is perhaps a customized Tencent model that may possible stay unique to the Chinese language market.
The TENAA listing of ROG Telephone 5 additionally mentions a 6.78-inch show (possible a excessive refresh fee panel) and an enormous 5,960mAh battery that may most certainly be marketed as a 6,000mAh unit as per a earlier leak. Plus, the system can also be tipped to help 60W or 65W quick charging. Asus is predicted to retain the capacitive shoulder buttons on its upcoming gaming-centric telephone, which can also be anticipated to come back equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and loads of RAM ticking alongside.