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ROG Phone 5: Asus posts a new RGB-themed countdown page for the 2021 gaming phone's launch

The ROG Phone 5 will launch soon. (Source: Asus)
The ROG Phone 5 will launch soon. (Source: Asus)
Having just confirmed that its flagship Android gaming phone would skip the 4 moniker and proceed directly to 5 in 2021, Asus has now made its debut official. It is to be unveiled on March 10, 2021, as is made very obvious with the timer now maintained on its website. The event to start when it runs down is expected to introduce a Snapdragon 888-powered device with up to 16GB of RAM and an active rear-facing LED display.

Asus has made the "ROG Phone 5" (and "ROG Phone 5 Tencent Edition") product names official; now, it has also confirmed this series' launch event. It is scheduled for March 10, 2021 at 12:00 CET, and will (presumably) be a virtual show broadcast via its new webpage. Currently, it is set to show a countdown until this date and time.

The page is also accented with an RGB ROG logo done up in a cycling dot-matrix theme. This might be a reference to a new design tweak rumored to have been developed for the 2021 flagship phone series. It consists of a rear-panel-mounted secondary screen that the user might be able to customize or at least set to display certain read-outs.

Its leaks are therefore quite reminiscent of the AniMe lighting effect that debuted in the Ryzen 4000-powered Zephyrus G14 in 2020. According to its TENAA listing, the ROG Phone 5's version is present in 1 of its variants (ASUS_I005DA), suggesting that the other (I005DB) is a less elaborate and, thus, less expensive, option.

Otherwise, the Asus ROG Phone 5 is projected to have 8 to 16 GB of RAM, a 6.78" AMOLED screen and a 6,000 mAh battery. Therefore, combined with its probable Snapdragon 888, it seems primed to knock current performance leaders like the Xiaomi Mi 11 or iQOO 7 aside when it storms onto the Android arena in about 18 days from now.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02-19 (Update: 2021-03- 8)