After it was leaked that the upcoming ASUS ROG Phone 5 would feature 16GB RAM, we would figure that no Android flagship phone maker would cross that threshold for a long period. Well, the latest leak caught us by surprise, and we believe it will do the same to you because the ROG Phone 5 could be the first to tout 18GB of RAM.
Remaining Specs of the ROG Phone 5 to Remain the Same, According to Fresh Specs Leak
Apparently, a new model of the ROG Phone 5 has shown up on Geekbench 5, and where previously, the upcoming flagship featured 16GB RAM, the latest specs leak shows 18GB RAM. Assuming this turns out to be true, it will be the first flagship smartphone in the entire world to sport this much memory. To be honest, even sporting 16GB RAM will be overkill for the upcoming handset, but it looks like ASUS wanted to have bragging rights for this little specifications bump.
Of course, consumers who intend on picking up the ROG Phone 5 should be aware that incorporating more memory chips on a smartphone will increase its power usage, not that future flagship owners have anything to worry about. That is because it is ROG Phone 5’s reported battery capacity is 6,000mAh, which will not just increase its battery timing, but its thickness too. More details from the specs leak shows that the flagship will feature the Snapdragon 888, not the Snapdragon 888 Plus.