The Asus ROG Phone 5 is set to come out this March, and while the previous spec leaks already showed how much of a powerhouse the gaming smartphone will be, a new report has spotted it will pack even more power.
A new Geekbench listing spotted by MySmartPrice has revealed the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 5 will have 18GB of RAM, making it the first smartphone to pack the much RAM. If that's the case, it will even be giving gaming laptops a run for their money.
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To put that into perspective, some of our best cheap gaming laptops, including the extremely impressive Lenovo Legion Y545, are fitted with 16GB of RAM.
That's an impressive feat for a small mobile device, although using the Geekbench 5.0 overall performance test, the Asus ROG Phone 5's multi-core score as proposed in the listing would still be lower than the entry-level gaming laptop category average of 4,631. Still, this is a smartphone we're talking about.
Originally, the ROG Phone 5 was expected to boast 16GB of RAM, with other expected specs including a 6.8-inch, 144Hz AMOLED display, 65W wired charging of its massive 6,000 mAh battery, along with an impressive Snapdragon 888 — which the upcoming OnePlus 9 is also set to use. Extra gaming-specific features include shoulder triggers and a secondary screen.
With these specs, the Asus ROG Phone 5 is looking to be the quintessential gaming phone, which means Lenovo's upcoming Legion gaming smartphone will have a lot to live up to.