Asus ROG Phone 8 & ROG Phone 8 Pro launched: 165Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, IP68 Rated new design

Asus ROG Phone 8 & ROG Phone 8 Pro Launched. Sleek design, advanced cameras, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, and immersive features await!

ASUS ROG Phone 8 and ASUS ROG Phone 8 Pro

Asus has stepped into the gaming arena once again, introducing the ROG Phone 8 series. Departing from the previous hardcore gaming-centric design, the ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro maintain top-tier performance with flagship chipsets while embracing a more versatile look and feel. These devices also boast the most advanced camera system ever integrated into an ROG series phone. Let’s dive into what awaits buyers in the ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro.

ASUS ROG Phone 8 & ROG Phone 8 Pro Design

ASUS ROG Phone 8 Pro Official Look

Unlike their predecessors, the ROG Phone 8 series showcases a sleeker appearance. The front sports a flat display with a centered punch-hole and narrower bezels, a departure from the thick bezels of previous ROG phones. The backside of the ROG Phone 8 features a customizable Aura RGB lighting logo, while the Pro version boasts a customizable AniMe Vision mini-LED lighting equipped with 341 LEDs. Both models ensure durability with IP68-rated dust and water resistance.

ASUS ROG Phone 8 & ROG Phone 8 Pro Specifications

ASUS ROG Phone 8 Series Specifications

Display and Form Factor

Equipped with a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED LTPO display offering a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, the ROG Phone 8 series impresses with a 165Hz refresh rate, up to 2,500 nits of peak brightness, glove touch support, and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Surprisingly thin and light, measuring 163.8 x 76.8 x 8.9mm and weighing 225 grams, these phones are notably slimmer and lighter than their predecessors. The ROG Phone 8 arrives in Rebel Grey and Phantom Black shades, while the Pro variant comes solely in Phantom Black.

Power and Performance

Under the hood, both the ROG Phone 8 and 8 Pro house the mighty Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. The standard model offers up to 12 GB / 16 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 256 GB of UFS 4.0 storage, while the Pro variant steps it up with 16 GB / 24 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 512 GB / 1 TB of UFS 4.0 storage. Sporting a 5,500mAh battery supporting 65W fast charging, Quick Charge 5.0, and PD charging, these phones also support 15W Qi wireless charging.

Gaming and Features

Designed for an immersive gaming experience, these phones introduce the “AI Grabber” feature, simplifying the search for gaming walkthroughs by recognizing and copying in-game text. They also offer AI-driven enhancements in various apps like Gallery, Settings, and an upcoming “AI Wallpaper” feature that generates personalized wallpapers using stable diffusion.

Camera and Audio

The ROG Phone 8 series boasts a 32-megapixel RGBW front camera for selfies and a powerful rear setup including a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 32-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS. Additionally, audio features include a 3.5mm audio jack and a 5-magnet speaker system for an enhanced sound experience.

ASUS ROG 8 & ROG Phone 8 Pro Price and Availability

The pricing for the ROG Phone 8 series varies based on configurations. The base variant of the ROG Phone 8 starts at $1,099 (approx. ₹91,400) for 16 GB RAM + 256 GB storage, while the higher-tier model with 16 GB RAM + 512 GB storage is priced at $1,199 (approx. ₹99,700). The top-tier ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition, offering 24 GB RAM + 1 TB storage, is set at $1,499 (approx. ₹1,24,600). Anticipated to hit the market in spring 2024, these phones promise a blend of power, versatility, and innovation for gaming enthusiasts and everyday users alike. As an accessory, the AeroActive Cooler X is also available to buy at a cost of $99.99 (approx. ₹8,400).

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