The Asus ROG Phone 4 will likely be the next gaming phone to launch by Asus – although we’re not entirely sure what it actually will be called that. Check out our “Name” section to find out why.
What is no doubt, however, is that Asus is working on another gaming phone, to follow the Asus ROG Phone 3 from 2020. It was a great handset for mobile gamers, but it there were a few small issues we would like to see addressed.
Loads of leaks and rumors have cropped up around the Asus ROG Phone 4, even rumored launch posters of the handset, so it seems likely that the phone could be shown soon. We’ve rounded up all the important things we’ve heard so far, and you can read it all below.
After that, we’ve also put together a small wishlist of new features or changes for the ROG Phone 4, in order to make the handset an improvement over its predecessor.
Update: A marker indicates the Asus ROG Phone 5 having 16 GB of RAM, or double what a previous reference suggested.
Cut to the chase
- What is that? The next gaming-oriented smartphone from Asus
- When did he come out? Maybe around July 2020
- How much will it cost? A lot
Asus ROG Phone 4 price and release date
We haven’t heard much about the release or pricing information of the Asus ROG Phone 4, which means we have to fall back on the previous ones for clues.
ROG Phone 3 launched in July 2020, and given that most phone companies follow annual release models, it’s natural to guess in July 2021 for a release date. That said, the ROG Phone 2 launched in September 2019, so the lineup doesn’t have a clear release model.
So while our best guess for an Asus ROG Phone 4 release date is July 2021, it’s a very, very rough estimate.
The pricing information is even more vague, but Asus phones have often been the more expensive gaming phones. The ROG Phone 3 launched at $ 999 (around £ 752 / AU $ 1,500), so maybe we’ll see something similar for the fourth-gen handset.
Asus ROG Phone 4 or ROG Phone 5?
While “ Asus ROG Phone 4 ” is the natural name for the fourth generation handset we’ve come to expect, some rumors suggest that it will in fact be the Asus ROG Phone 5.
The apparent reason is that in some areas the number “four” is considered unlucky, so the business may drop to five. There is precedent for this in smartphones, as the OnePlus 4 has been ignored, so we can see it happening.
It’s a rumor that looks more and more like a fact, as the recently leaked photos of the phone have a “5” that can clearly be seen on the back of the handset.
News and Leaks
If you’re familiar with gaming phones, you know they often come with RGB lights, and we’ve heard that the Asus ROG Phone 4 is no exception. Judging by the leaked photos, however, that might be relatively small in this regard.
Other live photos of the ROG Phone 5 have leaked to Weibo. # Asus # rogphone5 pic.twitter.com/ppa7yieO1QJanuary 19, 2021
Filings with Chinese regulators have given us another look at the phone from all angles, and it doesn’t look like too much is changing from a design standpoint. However, is it a dot matrix lighting board that we can see on the back of the phone? The one we assume would be very customizable.
Asus Rog 5 phone listed on TENAA certification◾ 6.78-inch Amoled screen◾ 6000mAh battery (dual cell, 3000 × 2) ◾Android 11 pic.twitter.com/NjTjk8AzKOJanuary 30, 2021
A leak suggests that the phone will have a 64 MP main camera, which matches its predecessor, but it’s possible the device has an improved sensor to take slightly better photos.
Similar number, different specification; the charging speed will apparently be 65W, which is quite fast, and a big jump from the 30W of its predecessor. This will power a battery that is said to have a capacity of 6000mAh, which matches the ROG Phone 3, but trumps most other phones.
Most of the sources we’ve linked assume the phone will have a Snapdragon 888 chipset, which is Qualcomm’s latest high-end processor. Indeed, an Asus phone mystery has been spotted on a benchmarking site using this chipset coupled with 8 GB of RAM. A more recent benchmark meanwhile has all the same details, except with a healthier 16GB of RAM.
Finally, a teaser from Asus suggests its next phone will have tiny bezels – this teaser also serves as official confirmation that the company’s next gaming phone is on the way.
What we want to see
The Asus ROG Phone 3 was packed with high-end specs, and the leaks make the ROG Phone 4 or 5 sound the same. But a phone is more than just a bunch of parts, and Asus could do more to make its phone. competitive and worth buying.
1. A lower price
Asus ROG Phones are the most premium gaming phones you can buy in terms of price, costing a bit more than rivals from Black Shark, Nubia and others.
Of course, that’s in part because Asus goes out of its way in the specification department of its phones, but even if they don’t outperform rivals in any significant way, ROG Phones aren’t doing well. price-quality if you consider the competition.
If the Asus ROG Phone 4 costs less than its predecessor, it might be more worth your money and a better buy.
2. The ability to use triggers with more games
The Asus ROG Phone 3 was one of many gaming phones that had haptic triggers on the side of the device (on top when playing in landscape mode), so you can play games the same way. that you would be holding a gamepad.
However, these AirTriggers, as they were called, only worked for certain games. Many of our favorite mobile titles didn’t let us use them, which ruined the experience of some games.
We would like the Asus ROG Phone 4 to have similar triggers, but with the ability to use them for all mobile games – if third-party game controllers allow you to map buttons, Asus’s gaming software should. allow.
3. Faster charge
The 30W charge, like in ROG Phone 3, is fine if you use your phone normally, but for a gaming phone you want faster power so you can keep the battery high when playing games for long periods of time. periods.
Therefore, we would like to see the ROG Phone 4 speed up the charging a bit, as rumors suggest. Rumored to be 65W would be great, although it wouldn’t match the 90W of the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel.