ASUS Teases Revised ROG Ally X Handheld PC With Bigger Battery And Tweaks, But No Performance Upgrade

As competition continues to heat up in the growing handheld PC space, ASUS is looking to bring things up a notch. The ROG Ally proved to be a worthy contender to the Steam Deck, and it’s ready to level up with new revised iteration: the ROG Ally X.


Teased in a brief ROG stream, the successor will be available in a new black colourway. It’s not a ROG Ally 2 the device is set to ship with the same AMD Z1 Extreme chipset and seven-inch 120Hz display, but battery life has been upgraded. Additionally, users can expect some tweaks to storage options, redesigned joystick modules, and a more repair-friendly design.

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“Not everything is changing but there are significant improvements across the board,” said ASUS employee Jake Kulinksi. “The battery has been improved, and it’s not a small battery improvement. Improvements to storage, RAM, ports and maybe other physical changes to the device itself.”

Details are light for now, with a full reveal scheduled for 2 June. According to The Verge, the ROG Ally X will start at a higher price than the original. The SD card slot has also reportedly been moved.

Meanwhile, a new version of Armoury Crate is expected to launch sometime in July. Apart from some new tabs and navigation tools, the software will allow users to share controller mapping profiles, similar to the Steam Deck.