ASUS ROG Ally X: Bigger Battery, More Power - Premium Handheld Gets Upgrade

ASUS recently unveiled the upcoming ROG Ally X, a handheld gaming console scheduled for launch on June 2nd. This news comes as exciting progress for gamers seeking a powerful and portable option.

While not a complete overhaul, the ROG Ally X promises significant improvements over its predecessor, the ROG Ally 2023. Let's delve into the leaked specifications and what we can expect from this next-gen handheld.

Key Upgrades for Enhanced Gaming:

Asus ROG Ally X Handheld Gaming Console
Image: Asus ROG Ally
The most anticipated improvement is the significantly larger battery. ASUS assures gamers it will deliver more than a 30-40% boost in playtime compared to the ROG Ally 2023. This translates to longer gaming sessions without worrying about running out of juice.

Beyond battery life, the ROG Ally X boasts several other enhancements:
  • Increased system memory: Improved multitasking and smoother overall performance.
  • Upgraded storage: Likely offering more storage capacity for games and applications.
  • M.2 2280 slot: This industry-standard slot allows for easier storage upgrades down the line.
  • Potential for two USB-C ports: This would expand connectivity options for external devices and displays.
  • Relocated microSD slot: This could address overheating issues experienced by some ROG Ally 2023 users.
  • Control improvements: Easier joystick interchangeability could enhance customization and repairs.
  • All-black color option: A sleek new aesthetic for a premium look.
Software isn't left behind either. ASUS plans to release Armoury Crate SE version 1.5, featuring a more user-friendly design for both the ROG Ally X and the existing ROG Ally 2023.

Leaked Specifications Align with Premium Expectations:

Tipster @MysteryLupin provided some additional details on the ROG Ally X:
  • Display: 7-inch 1080p 120Hz panel for smooth visuals.
  • Processor: Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor for powerful performance.
  • Storage: 1TB SSD for ample storage space for games.
  • Color: Black only option.
These leaked specifications position the ROG Ally X as a premium handheld gaming device. The expected price tag of $799 reflects this positioning, marking a $100 increase compared to the ROG Ally 2023.

Official Launch:

The official unveiling of the ROG Ally X is set for June 2nd. We can also expect it to be a highlight at Computex 2024 in Taiwan. With its impressive upgrades and potential for expanded connectivity, the ROG Ally X is shaping up to be a compelling option for gamers seeking a powerful and portable gaming experience.