Asus is set to launch its gaming-centric ROG Phone 5 series on Wednesday. Alongside, the company is expected to announce new line-up of ROG Phone 5 series compatible gaming accessories. The Taiwanese electronics maker is hosting a virtual event, which would livestream on the company’s YouTube channel and social media handles. On YouTube, the livestream will begin at 4:15 pm (IST). You can also watch the Asus ROG Phone 5 series launch livestream on the video embedded below.
The ROG Phone 5 series is likely to bring more than just seasonal upgrades with regard to specifications, features and performance.
It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 system-on-chip, 6,000 mAh battery, and Android 11 operating system. The phone would likely sport a 10-bit AMOLED screen of up to 144Hz refresh rate. As for the cameras, the ROG Phone 5 is expected to sport a triple-camera set-up on the back, featuring a 64-megapixel primary sensor. The ROG Phone 5 is expected to feature an LED backlit ROG logo on the back.
While the above specification information is tentative, the ROG Phone 5 series is confirmed to feature stereo speakers by the DxOMark. According to the DxOMark’s audio review, the ROG Phone 5 is among the best smartphones with regard to audio quality. Besides stereo speakers, the phone will bring back the 3.5mm audio out jack that was missing in the predecessor, the ROG Phone 3 (review).