Asus ROG Phone 5 will have more RAM than most gaming laptops Asus ROG Phone 3

The Asus ROG Phone 5 will be the first major gaming smartphone of the year when it launches next week. New information suggests that it will also be the most powerful one.

Arriving on March 10 in India and other markets, the Asus ROG Phone 5 was recently spotted on Geekbench listings. It confirms that the phone will be powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset and will run on Android 11 out of the box. On the benchmark, it clocked a single-core score of 1,113 and a multi-core score of 3,468. More interestingly, the model has a whopping 18GB of RAM — way higher than most other flagships that offer 8GB or 12GB of RAM.

(Image credit: Geekbench (via MySmartPrice))

We expect this variant to have 512GB or 1TB of internal storage, as Asus is clearly trying to have a more impressive spec sheet than the competition. Of course, there will be other variants of the ROG Phone 5 too, with “standard” specifications and a lower price. Historically, the series has always opted for the best-in-class storage and RAM, so it’s a safe assumption that we will see UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 memory across the board.