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ROG Ally X: Full specs leak for next ASUS gaming handheld with 80 Wh battery, no ROG XG Mobile port and new d-pad

The ROG Ally X will fully debut next month during Computex 2024. (Image source: ASUS - edited)
The ROG Ally X will fully debut next month during Computex 2024. (Image source: ASUS - edited)
Full specifications for ASUS' next gaming handheld have now surfaced online ahead of the device's official release. While ASUS remains coy about the changes it has made between the ROG Ally and ROG Ally X, the new leak highlights the latter's battery capacity, new cooling solution and second USB Type-C port, among other changes.

Leaker @MysteryLupin has been gradually revealing details about ASUS' next gaming handheld in the last few weeks. To recap, the account started by sharing launch pricing for the ROG Ally X, as well as a few key specifications that ASUS had missed out on in its initial showcase. Subsequently, @MysteryLupin claimed that ASUS had equipped the device with 24 GB of RAM and a battery that the company would advertise as offering up to 8 hours of battery life.

Now, VideoCardz has provided evidence that verifies many of @MysteryLupin's previous leaks, which we have embedded below. Although the origins of the images embedded below remain unknown for now, VideoCardz was the first outlet to reveal ASUS' plans for the ROG Ally platform, along with the device's full launch date. As such, we have no reason to doubt their accuracy for the time being.

(Image source: VideoCardz)
(Image source: VideoCardz)

Based on the image above, the ROG Ally X looks more or less identical to the existing ROG Ally (curr. $399.99 on Amazon). Closer inspection reveals a different d-pad design though, which VideoCardz asserts ASUS will advertise as a 'Precision D-Pad' that should last five million cycles before needing to be replaced. VideoCardz adds that the ROG XG Mobile port has made way for a conventional USB4 port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode (DP 1.4) and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

As such, the ROG Ally X will be incompatible with ASUS' existing ROG XG Mobile eGPUs. However, the new gaming handheld will gain a second USB Type-C port that operates on the slow USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. On top of that, the ROG Ally will sport 24 GB of LPDDR5-7500 RAM and a 1 TB SSD that conforms to the longer but more readily available M.2 2280 standard.

As expected, ASUS will continue to include a 7-inch IPS display (1080p/120 Hz) and an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU. With that being said, the ROG Ally X will feature an 80 Wh battery, twice the battery capacity of its predecessor, albeit with a 23% smaller fan that is rumoured to increase airflow by 10%, even with 50% thinner fins. Surprisingly, the adoption of an 80 Wh battery only increases dimensions to 280 x 114 x 36.9 mm compared to 280 x 117 x 32.4 mm for the ROG Ally. The ROG Ally X is also said to weigh 70 g more than the ROG Ally at 678 g. Currently, ASUS is rumoured to have priced the ROG Ally X at $799; the company will share more details about the device on June 2.

(Image source: VideoCardz)
(Image source: VideoCardz)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-23 (Update: 2024-05-23)