A new ROG Phone with model number ASUS-I005DA recently appeared on China’s 3C and TENAA certification sites. The number ‘5’ mentioned in the model number suggested that the successor to last year’s ROG Phone 3 could be called ROG Phone 5, and not ROG Phone 4. Today, the company officially confirmed that its next gaming smartphone will indeed launch as the ROG Phone 5. This isn't the first time we hear a brand skip the ‘4’ from its phone product lineup. The same happened when OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 5 after the OnePlus 3T, skipping the ‘4’ entirely. This is because the number 4 is considered unlucky in some Asian countries.
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The company confirmed the moniker of the next ROG Phone 5 via a Weibo post. The poster doesn’t reveal much about the device apart from the name. According to a tweet by popular tipster Mukul Sharma, the Taiwanese company is planning to unveil the ROG Phone 5 in India in March. The TENAA listing has revealed that the phone will come with 172 x 77 x 10mm dimensions, Android 11 OS, and 6.78-inch display. There will be a 6,000mAh dual-cell battery with 65W fast charging support. Asus ROG Phone 5 is also said to feature Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with up to 16GB of RAM.