ASUS ROG Ally X Handheld Features 24GB LPDDR5X Memory

The Verge recently had a hands-on preview of the upcoming ROG Ally X gaming handheld revealing key new details. ASUS intends to fully unveil this new handheld in June. So far, official images have not been released, as ASUS is diligently preventing leaks ahead of its public debut. However, some design glimpses have already surfaced, even before ASUS officially confirmed the device.

ASUS ROG Ally X Handheld Teaser

The ROG Ally X reportedly features a black chassis design and improved ergonomics. The Verge notes that the device seems thicker, measuring approximately 40mm—about 8mm thicker than the original Ally model. This measurement was estimated using a “fingernail” method, as ASUS did not allow direct measurements of the prototype, which was displayed behind closed doors.

Before the ROG Ally X was revealed, The Verge shared key specifications, including increased memory capacity compared to its predecessor. While ASUS did not provide exact details, rumors suggest the device will come with 24GB of memory, up from the previous 16GB. This information aligns with insights from leaker Arsene Lupin, who hinted at a $799 price tag, $100 more than the 2023 model.

ASUS ROG ALLY X

Additionally, Lupin indicates that the ROG Ally X uses LPDDR5X technology, which offers faster memory performance. This upgrade, combined with the increased capacity, is expected to enhance overall performance, allowing gamers to allocate more system memory to VRAM.

ASUS has confirmed several key details about the ROG Ally X. The device continues to use the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU, with means that the non-Extreme version may not be offered. It also features a 7-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, similar to the original model. Notable changes include adjustments to the battery size, though the exact capacity has not been officially confirmed. Additionally, the ROG Ally X now supports M.2 2280 SSDs, providing users with expanded storage options.

ASUS has announced that the ROG Ally X will be officially showcased at Computex on June 2nd. The full specifications and final pricing have not yet been confirmed.

Key Changes:

>The ABXY face buttons feel like they’ve nudged slightly southward, closer to the analog stick, so that the B button now slightly intersects the grip

>The face buttons are a little less rattle-y, though they still do pleasingly rattle

>The joysticks now have a nicely tacky rubber coating in the middle, like the Steam Deck OLED — their throw felt slightly tighter, too

>The D-pad now has eight-way indicators and felt very slightly floatier

>The triggers maybe have a touch more throw and still have a nice smooth pull

>There’s still just two back buttons

>It still uses Phillips head screws

>You still get RGB LED ring lights around the sticks; I couldn’t tell if they’d been added to the buttons, but they’re still double-shot

>I could see through vent gaps in the chassis that there’s still a pair of fans inside

— Sean Hollister, The Verge

Source: The Verge