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SK Hynix confirms the 18GB LPDDR5 DRAM variant of the ASUS ROG Phone 5


Smartphones with higher RAMs have been a thing for years now. You might have experienced the scenarios when your smartphone’s RAM is more than your laptop. After the explosion of the Gaming smartphone market, this has gone to another level. Nubia recently brought its RedMagic 6 series and launched an 18GB RAM variant of RedMagic 6 Pro. Ahead of leaks saying ASUS will follow suit, SK Hynix has confirmed the news today.

ROG Phone 5

In a press release, SK Hynix, which is a South Korean supplier of DRAMs (Dynamic Random Access Memory) chips, said that it supplied the very first 18GB LPDDR5 products to the Taiwanese giant ASUS. This is for the upcoming ROG Phone 5 gaming smartphone and the top-end variant should feature it.

Recently, reports regarding the 18GB RAM variant of the device surfaced on the internet. The variant appeared on the benchmarking platforms Geekbench and Master Lu. Anyway, SK Hynix says that it has started the mass-production of 18GB (gigabyte) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM chips.

These chips will ensure high processing speed and image quality with improved temporary data storage. These RAMs are capable of speeds up to 6,400Mbps which is around 20% faster than the current versions(5,500Mbps). Specifically, this means you can transfer ten 5GB FHD (Full-HD) movies per second.


The ASUS ROG Phone 5 is launching in a couple of days i.,e on March 10. The device is likely to feature a 6.78-inch OLED screen on the front, Snapdragon 888 chipset, and a revamped rear panel Dot-Matrix LED

on the back.

DXOMARK Audio review revealed that it will also have a 3.5mm audio jack, Dual-Front facing speakers with Dirac tuning technology. Other expected specs include a 64MP Quad-Bayer triple-camera, a 6,000mAh battery with 65W rapid charging, and run Android 11 OS.




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