Asus ROG Phone: a next generation allegedly surfaces right after the current 5 series' launch
The Asus ROG Phone 5 has now been unleashed, equipped with all it might need to conquer the mobile gaming world in 2021. This arsenal includes a low-latency (24.3ms), 6.78-inch FHD+ E4 AMOLED display with a touch-sampling rate of 300Hz, as well as the Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 6,000mAh dual-cell battery and increasingly rare front-facing stereo speakers.
Then again, its main rival, the RedMagic 6, has debuted with a 165Hz display refresh rate, whereas the new Asus gaming flagships have stuck with 144Hz. Then again, both are equal in that they have more than 1 variants for the first time in 2021.
The ROG Phone 5 Pro is the one with the multi-colored, AniMe Matrix-like rear-facing display hinted at in numerous leaks: called the ROG Vision screen, it is made of PM-OLED and can be extensively customized. The newly-minted 5 Ultimate, on the other hand, is the well-hyped inaugural 18GB RAM variant. It also has a secondary PM-OLED display, although it is monochrome and rather less Zephyrus G15-like in this case.
The 2021 ROG Phone has thus only just been launched, starting at €800 (~US$959) for an 8GB/128GB base model and rising to €1,300 (~$1558) for the 5 Ultimate; however, 91Mobiles has alleged that Asus has at least 1 successor for the new line in the works already.
This leak apparently consists of a screengrab of a Bluetooth SIG listing for an ASUS_I007D, which, as the 5 series has ASUS_I005Dx model numbers, could indeed be an unusually early sign of a 2022 ROG Phone. However, this page is no longer to be found on the testing body's website; therefore, it seems the 3 new ROG Phones have been given the space to shine for now.