ASUS has been teasing the gaming community with bits and pieces of information regarding their upcoming ROG Ally handheld gaming device. With the recent announcement of the Ryzen Z1 series APUs by AMD, ASUS has now shared more details, including its display specifications, release date, and pricing.
The 7-inch display of the ROG Ally will provide 100% sRGB colour space coverage and 99% light transmittance through its DXC coating on top of its Gorilla Glass Victus top layer. Additionally, it will support AMD FreeSync with a variable refresh rate, making it the first gaming handheld panel to have this feature. Although ASUS has not yet revealed the minimum refresh rate of the panel, it will peak at 120 Hz.
The inclusion of AMD FreeSync also implies that the ROG Ally has an eDP and native landscape panel, a rare feature among gaming handhelds. However, GPD Win 4 also has this feature. Furthermore, ASUS has rated the device for up to 8 hours of battery life, although it comes with some conditions, such as using the Windows operating system, display module with 150 nits of brightness, and other application settings.
The device will also have Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, but there will be no option to add LTE connectivity like on the GPD Win 4. ASUS will officially announce the ROG Ally on May 11 at 15:00 UTC, but the company has not yet revealed the pricing details, except that it will be below $1,000. ASUS has also confirmed that the device will come with three months of Xbox Game Pass.
At launch, the ROG Ally will be available exclusively from Best Buy in the US and Currys in the UK. The device is expected to be a major competitor in the handheld gaming market and is likely to attract gamers who are always on the go.
The ROG Ally is expected to be an excellent option for gamers who want a high-quality portable gaming device that can deliver exceptional performance. The device's display specifications and features, combined with its battery life, make it an attractive option for those who want to play their favourite games on the go without compromising on performance.
ASUS has been known for its high-quality gaming devices, and the ROG Ally is no exception. The company has put a lot of effort into designing and developing the device, and it is expected to be a major hit among gaming enthusiasts.
Overall, the ROG Ally is shaping up to be a fantastic device, and we are excited to see what ASUS has in store for the gaming community. With the release date and pricing information coming soon, it won't be long before we get our hands on this device and test it out for ourselves. Until then, we can only wait and speculate about what the future holds for the ROG Ally.