ROG Ally X specs leak: Bigger battery, better RAM

May 26, 2024 by No Comments

On June 2, ASUS will release the ROG Ally X, the next iteration of the sizable handheld device that debuted nearly a year ago. It’s emerging as a strong competitor to Valve’s Steam deck, but boasts Windows 11 as an OS, meaning it can theoretically play ‘more games’. However, the high-priced handheld failed to hit the mark with a wider audience due to a few key flaws – but the ROG Ally X has some new internals designed to address those issues.

Same – but different – but still the same

According to the latest leaks, the ROG Ally X packs a twice as powerful battery as the one found in the ASUS ROG Ally launched almost a year ago. This is one of the handheld’s biggest flaws, and playing a top-notch game in ‘Turbo’ mode leaves players with a dead device in around 40 minutes. The 40Wh battery in the original model has been replaced by an 80Wh battery in the ASUS ROG Ally X.

Furthermore, ASUS ditched the original 16GB of RAM and jammed in 24GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which dramatically boosts the device’s gaming performance. It is suggested that the original AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip will remain unchanged and the touchscreen – a sticking point for gamers – will remain the same as the original unit. A few minor changes have been reported, such as smoothing the rough edges on the outer casing and introducing tactile feedback to the buttons.

The ASUS ROG Ally X is expected to retail for around $800. If ASUS really addresses the shortcomings of the ASUS ROG Ally, this could be a killer handheld that dominates the ever-growing market.

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