ASUS will be officially launching the ROG Phone 5 on March 10, at 7 PM Taiwan time. The smartphone is expected to incorporate a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, a comparable 6,000mAh battery as its predecessor, a 6.78-inch OLED screen, and a triple-camera setup in the rear.
The smartphone can be expected to substitute the ROG emblem with RGB backlighting using a dot-matrix installation as seen in a few of the leaked pictures and the official press leave shared by DxOMark. There is also a small secondary screen on the back that could be used for showing things like alarms for games and other alarms. Overall, the design and looks of this new handset may be like previous-gen models such as a glass body using a typical display with no notches or hole punch cutouts.
An early sound review by DxOMark says the ROG 5 will be coming with a 3.5millimeter jack with a DAC (digital-to-analog converter) by ESS. The review also verifies the smartphone will last to incorporate a dual-front-facing speaker installation. The handset has been rated among the best when it comes to audio functionality with’consistent consequences’ and’category-leading’ sub-scores in both Playback and Recording. As stated by the test scores, the ROG 5 offers better audio than the Mi 10 Pro and overtakes the former winner, the ROG Phone 3.
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We’ve got an official launch date for another gaming smartphone from ASUS, the ROG Phone 5. A bunch of features and specifications have leaked online, but now we can confirm that ASUS will be bringing the 3.5millimeter audio jack on the upcoming smartphone. This is notable because its predecessor (the ROG Telephone 3) ditched the heritage interface that meant users had to rely on a USB-C dongle (or even the AeroActive Cooler attachment) to plug in wired headphones.