Modern smartphones have been made with multi-tasking in mind. There’s seldom a time when you’re jumping between three or four different apps at a moment’s notice which can rather demanding on the device’s RAM. If that’s a problem you’ve encountered then you might want to keep an eye on the Asus ROG Phone 5, a phone (obviously) that’s designed with mobile gaming in mind. But if you’re not all that into Call of Duty: Mobile that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the whopping 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
That’s ridiculous. Most gaming computers don’t have that kind of RAM. To put that in perspective, my Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop, a very powerful beast indeed, has 16GB of DDR4 RAM. It seems almost impossible to us that anyone would need that much random access memory in a smartphone but you just never know. This feels like taking the term “power user” to a logical extreme, doesn’t it? Not that we’re complaining, the more RAM the better!
Phone 5-ing it in
While the 18GB of RAM is certainly the highlight of us, the other specs of the ROG Phone 5 shouldn’t be scoffed at. We also know that it will sport a Snapdragon 888 chipset, run on Android 11, and boast either 512GB or 1TB of storage based on whichever variant you choose. We don’t know much else about the phone so everything else is pure speculation, but one has to imagine it comes with a very chunky battery and screen with a supremely high refresh rate. We’re think 144Hz but again, that’s just a guess. Oh, and it also comes with a secondary display on the back of the device. Why not?
The Asus ROG Phone 5 is launching on 10 March but we’re currently unsure as to whether or not it will be launching in South Africa. While our sunny little country has yet to receive any ROG phones, there’s enough of an Asus market locally that it’s possible it could eventually make its way to our shores. A phone with these kinds of specs will no doubt come in at a rather steep price tag so unless you’re really all in on competitive Fortnite Mobile maybe do some research before leaping on this device.