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ROG Phone 5 has a launch date and ASUS already has a countdown timer (Updated)

Don't worry, you didn't miss a phone: there isn't going to be a ROG Phone 4.

Published onFebruary 18, 2021

  • ASUS has formally confirmed the ASUS ROG Phone 5 launch date: March 10, 2021.
  • The company has a dedicated website for the phone with a countdown timer.
  • So far, there’s no info on when you’ll be able to get the phone nor how much it will cost.

Update: February 23, 2021 (1:21 AM ET): ASUS has now pushed back the ROG Phone 5’s launch date by a day. The phone will now make its debut on March 10, 2021.

Original article: February 18, 2021 (5:08 PM ET): Earlier today, we reported that ASUS finally confirmed what we’d long suspected: there will not be an ASUS ROG Phone 4. In Chinese culture, the number four is considered unlucky due to it being a homonym for “death.” As such, ASUS is skipping from the ROG Phone 3 going straight to five.

Now, we have an official ASUS ROG Phone 5 launch date. Over at the official ASUS Republic of Gamers website, you can find a page dedicated to the ROG Phone 5. There, you’ll see a countdown timer running down the numbers until March 9, 2021.

According to the page, the scheduled launch event will start at 7:00 PM in Taipei, which is 6:00 AM ET. To convert the time to your local time zone, click here.

ASUS ROG Phone 5 launch date confirmed, but not much else

Unfortunately, the webpage doesn’t divulge much information on the phone itself. Other than the name and the launch date/time, the page is basically empty.

However, we have plenty of rumors to run on related to the ROG Phone 5. We are almost certain it will come with a Snapdragon 888 processor, Android 11, and a massive 6.8-inch display. There could even be a mini display on the back that could be used for notifications and other bits of info.

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The gaming phone could also include two 3,000mAh batteries for a total capacity of 6,000mAh. Other rumored specs point to the device being an absolute monster.

Now that we know the ASUS ROG Phone 5 launch date, it’s only a matter of time before we have all the other info. To keep up with the rumors, be sure to bookmark our info hub on the phone!

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