Taiwanese multinational consumer electronics company ASUS is all set to launch the ASUS ROG Ally 2 gaming console sometime later this year, according to reports, leaks and official confirmation.
ASUS ROG Ally 2
According to an interview with techlusive, the Vice President of Consumer and Gaming PC – ASUS India Arnold Su shared that the company is set to release the ASUS ROG Ally 2 this year. In the interview Su was reported saying “We most likely will launch a second generation [handheld gaming console] this year. We will still keep the Windows features, but we will focus more on gaming,” that helps us to confirm the launch, officially.
ASUS ROG Ally
ASUS launched the ROG Ally globally during June 2023, with high-end and base models to choose from. These models shared 512 GB of NVMe storage, with the lower-end base model being powered by an AMD Ryzen Z1 APU. While the premium version sported an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU, the latter provided better graphical performance. The base version was priced about $599 for the the higher-tier version was based around $699. The consoles were contenders to Steam’s deck console.
Although the console was powered up with amazing technical specifications, the console had many noticeable problems. ASUS also confirmed that the ROG Ally had a problem with thermals as the the console would malfunction when it got heated.
Had this not been enough, the handheld also had other issues with the MicroSD card slot as many users reported. The placement of SD card slot too had been disliked by users at is placed towards the upper of the Left Fan that, when heat generated would fry up the SD cards. When the problem was reported online by various affected users, ASUS spoke up and revealed how the company would address it.
Along with all these the console had a near decent battery backup, performance issues, slow transfer speeds and operating windows on the handle became complicated. ASUS announced that bug fixes and software updates were on the way that solved quite a few software issues. With that being said, many users and fans hope that the ROG ALLY 2 console would excel beyond their expectations and prove to be a better and more powerful console when it releases sometime later this year.