Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS took the wraps off the ROG gaming phone. The phone is more of a gaming rig than a smartphone and the name ROG actually stands for Republic of Gamers. The phone is ASUS’s first dedicated gamer phone and will take on the Razer phone as well as Xiaomi’s Black Shark phone.
As expected, the ROG comes with top-of-the-line hardware which includes an overclocked Snapdragon 845 chipset with an insane processing power. The phone also has an aggressive design which includes an innovative cooling system. The ROG phone comes with an 8GB RAM on two variants with 128GB and 512GB storage respectively. If you consider than stunning, the hardware could even have been crazy with news filtering in that ASUS had planned to include 10GB of RAM on an unnamed flagship about 10 months back.
So once upon a time (a few months back) ASUS wanted to put 10GB RAM in a new flagship (ROG phone maybe?). But that didn't work out, bc of packaging issues (usually placed on top of the SoC, but no room to put the necessary modules in the little space available for a PoP design)
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 6, 2018
According to Twitter tipster Roland Quandt, the idea was jettisoned when the tech giant couldn’t find a way to fit the RAM module into the phones internal panel. The idea itself sounds really insane, considering that we have just less than that size of RAM on the average household PC. It sure would have been an overkill since most of those spaces would have gone unused but it would have created some excitement and perhaps bragging rights for the company. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t materialize on the ROG phone but it may likely not be long before they find a way around the obstacle. We won’t be surprised if other OEMs starts working on their own 10GB RAM phones.