Asus ROG Ally X Larger Storage Capacity, Longer Battery Life For $799, June 2 Expected Announcement Date

It’s no longer a secret that Asus will release a new version of its handheld gaming device – the Asus ROG Ally X. Yes, “X” is what separates it from its predecessor. So, what does the new ROG Ally X offer? What’s the difference between the new Ally X and the old ROG Ally, released in 2023? Well, for starters, the upcoming ROG Ally X will come in an all-black theme color. While many of its specifications closely resemble those of its predecessor, the upcoming model will also boast several enhancements, most of which address and refine some of the initial shortcomings of the first ROG Ally. There have been several rumors or leaks regarding the upcoming ROG Ally X, giving us a hint on what to expect from Asus’ latest gaming handheld device.

Asus ROG Ally X specs price release date

Asus ROG Ally X Rumored Specifications, Mostly Similar To ROG Ally

The upcoming Asus ROG Ally X is an updated or improved version of the ROG Ally. It’s not really the next-gen successor, as it only fixes some of the issues present in the current model. With the upcoming ROG Ally X, Asus promises to deliver larger storage and more battery capacity. It will also be available in an all-black color theme, and in fact, Asus has been teasing it on one of its videos or live streams.

According to rumors, the ROG Ally X will be powered by an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, the same APU that powers the current ROG Ally. The Ryzen Z1 Extreme is an 8-core, 16-thread APU with up to 5.1GHz clock speed. Its iGPU will be similar, with 12CU clocked at 2.7GHz. The display will also be a 7-inch 1080p FHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

The ROG Ally X is rumored to include several improvements. Rumors suggest it will feature twice the memory capacity of the current model, with 32GB of LPDDR5. Additionally, the storage capacity is set to double, increasing from 512GB to 1TB. It is also rumored to support a 2280-sized M.2 NVMe SSD, marking a considerable upgrade from the current model’s 2230 SSD. For those unfamiliar with M.2 SSD sizes, the 2280 form factor is commonly used on desktop PCs and laptops.

Asus has not revealed the battery capacity yet, and there are no rumors or leaked information about it, either. But it is expected to be around 30% to 40% larger than the current ROG Ally.

Aside from those improvements, rumors suggest that Asus also fixed the SD card slot issue and has moved it away from the heatsink. It is also expected to be slightly heavier than the ROG Ally 2023 version.

Asus ROG Ally X Pricing and Release Date

Asus has not yet revealed the official retail price for the upcoming ROG Ally X. But according to rumors, it is expected to have an MSRP of $799, which is $100 more than the current ROG Ally Z1 Extreme model. I was hoping that Asus would release it at the same price as the current model and that the older model would have some price cuts.

Asus has also revealed that we will learn more about the new ROG Ally X on June 2. We expect Asus to present it during Computex 2024. As for when the ROG Ally X will hit store shelves, we will have to wait for the official announcement on June 2. But it will probably be released in the market a few days or weeks after the official announcement.

Source: via VideoCardz

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