Asus ROG Telephone Four Launch Date, Value & Function Rumours

The gamer-centric Asus ROG Telephone vary boasts spectacular specs together with screens with excessive refresh charges, however what do you have to count on from the most recent addition to the line-up when it lastly arrives?

We check out all of the rumours surrounding the Asus ROG Telephone 4.

When will the Asus ROG Telephone Four be launched?

Whereas we’re but to get a launch date for the brand new Asus ROG Telephone 4, Asus has teased the gadget through Chinese language social community Weibo – so when ought to we count on the announcement?

The Asus ROG Telephone Three was introduced in July 2020 and was formally launched within the USA in September.

Sadly, Asus has elected to not make the mannequin out there within the UK. The earlier mannequin additionally launched in September (2019), so it appears to be like doubtless that the Asus ROG Telephone Four will observe go well with, though it’s unclear whether or not the brand new handset will make it to British shores.

In the event you don’t need to wait to see if Asus takes the identical perspective because it did with the ROG Telephone 3, you’ll be able to take a look at our chart of one of the best gaming telephones to seek out another.

How a lot will the Asus ROG Telephone Four price?

One factor’s for sure, it gained’t be low-cost. The ROG Telephone Three had an RRP of €999 (which is round £900) in Europe and $1000 within the USA for the bottom mannequin that got here with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage, whereas the 16GB model price €1099 (approx. £1000) or $1100.

This made the Asus ROG Telephone Three fairly a bit costlier than the likes of the Black Shark 3 (which sells for £539/$599) and the Purple Magic 5G (which you’ll decide up for £539/$579).

Whether or not Asus feels the necessity to tackle these gadgets with a lower cost is unknown in the meanwhile, so we’d say you’d be greatest off bracing your self for one more £1000/£1000/€1000 hit on the pockets, then if it’s cheaper you’ll really feel such as you’ve saved cash.

What new options can we count on on the Asus ROG Telephone 4?

Details about the Asus ROG Four is fairly sparse in the meanwhile, with the corporate not even confirming its existence at this level. Eagle-eyed web detectives did spot a brand new gadget bearing the identify ASUS_I005DA on Geekbench, which was added on eight December.

The ROG Telephone Three had the identify of ASUS_I003DA, so it appears to be like doubtless that that is the successor. The ‘motherboard’ is reported within the check to have the identify ‘Lahaina’, which we now know to be the codename for Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 888 processor.

This is sensible, as Asus prefers to make use of the quickest chips out there on the time in order that the ROG telephones can ship wonderful gaming efficiency.  

Elsewhere within the check, we see 8GB of RAM put in on the gadget. This could be a step down from the 12GB or 16GB choices on the ROG Telephone 3, so this might be a prototype gadget or has Asus developed some form of enhanced reminiscence administration software program?

Asus has teased the upcoming smartphone through Weibo (in Chinese language) and guarantees an upgraded expertise, depicting a close to bezel-less define of a smartphone – solely the underside of the show has a slight chin. Whereas some counsel it is solely teasing the define of the cellphone itself, the added show element suggests we might see an nearly bezel-less ROG Telephone 4.

Individually, WHYLAB on Weibo, served up a convincing spyshot of the again of what is regarded as the subsequent ROG Telephone, which if correct twists one massive assumption: the cellphone would possibly find yourself being referred to as the ‘ROG Telephone 5’ not 4.

Supply: WHYLAB on Weibo

Whereas skipping a quantity could appear odd at first, in Chinese language, Taiwanese and in addition Japanese tradition, Four is taken into account an unfortunate quantity – partially as a result of the truth that the phrase ‘4’ resembles the native phrase for ‘dying’.

It is regarded as this cause that OnePlus skipped the quantity when releasing a follow-up to the OnePlus 3T and may need had one thing to do with Sony’s Xperia Z4 releasing because the Xperia Z3+ in some markets. As such, it isn’t out-of-the-question that Asus’ subsequent ROG Telephone launches with a ‘5’ on the finish of its identify as an alternative of a ‘4’; because the graphic on the again of the cellphone within the spyshot alludes to.

This shot additionally highlights that that cellphone’s triple rear digital camera association includes a 64Mp quad Bayer sensor (which means 4-to-1 pixel binning) and reveals off a brand new crimson {hardware} button within the backside proper nook, that is assumed to activate the cellphone’s devoted gaming mode and might also serve further performance throughout gameplay.

As picked up by SparrowNews, China’s 3Cs certification physique additionally has a list (proven above) for what’s regarded as the subsequent ROG Telephone (underneath certificates quantity 2021011606363356), which references 5G, battery capability and charging speeds; cited as clocking in at 6000mAh and as much as 65W, if this entry is right.

There’s no info on another points of the suspected ROG Telephone 4, apart from the truth that it ought to ship with Android 11, so we will solely assume that Asus will proceed with the 6.59in 19:5:9 (2340 x 1080) 144Hz show that helped make the ROG Telephone Three such a gaming beast.

Test again frequently to this text, as we’ll be updating it when extra information seems. Within the meantime, take a look at our roundup of one of the best Android video games of all time to maintain you busy.

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