The Asus ROG Phone 5 is being revealed on March 10, and the phone was recently spotted on Geekbench listings. It confirms that the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and will run on Android 11 out of the box.
On the benchmark, it clocked a single-core score of 1,113 and a multi-core score of 3,468. More interestingly, the model has a whopping 18GB of RAM — way higher than most other Android flagships that offer somewhere between 6GB and 12GB of RAM.
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We expect this variant to have 512GB or 1TB of internal storage, as Asus is clearly trying to have a more impressive spec sheet than the competition. Of course, there will be other variants of the ROG Phone 5 too, with “standard” specifications and a lower price.
Historically, the series has always opted for the best-in-class storage and RAM, so it’s a safe assumption that we will see UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 memory across the board.
The listing doesn’t reveal much more, but we know that the Asus ROG Phone 5 will have some of the best speakers seen on any smartphone as confirmed by DxOMark ahead of the launch. There’s also going to be a secondary display on the back instead of the usual RGB light-up logo, which has become a mainstay on these gaming phones.
Other leaked features include a 144Hz Super AMOLED display, three cameras on the back, a large 6,000mAh battery with support for fast charging, ultrasonic shoulder triggers, dual USB Type-C ports and a comprehensive suite of gaming features.
Asus will hope that these extras help it stand out from the crowd, as there are many other Snapdragon 888-powered flagships launching in the coming days. We're expecting to hear about the OnePlus 9, Nubia Red Magic 6, Oppo Find X3 and more throughout March 2021.