Asus continues its legacy of targeting gamers with the ROG Phone 8 series, yet this latest release, comprising the ROG Phone 8, ROG Phone 8 Pro, and ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition, extends its allure beyond gaming enthusiasts.
Asus ROG Phone 8 Specifications
Asus ROG Phone 8 sports a 6.78-inch Full HD+ AMOLED LTPO display with support for 165Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 2500 nits. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, paired with up to 24GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 1TB UFS 4.0 storage. The premium gaming smartphone comes with numerous improvements compared to its predecessor including an IP68 certification, 15% thinner and lighter in weight and comes with thinner bezels.
The smartphone packs a 5,500 mAh battery and can be fast charged via the 65W charger provided inside the box. The phone comes with support for Quick Charge 5.0, PD Charging and 15W Qi wireless charging. The Asus ROG Phone 8 comes with a triple camera setup to the back featuring a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor with support for 6-axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer, 32MP telephoto lens which supports up to 3x optical zoom, 4-in-1 pixel binning and OIS. There is also a 13MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view.
Asus ROG Phone 8 Price
The Asus ROG Phone 8 starts at $1099.99 (around ₹91,500) dollars for the 16GB RAM/256GB storage variant while the ROG Phone 8 Pro costs $1499.99 (around ₹1,25,000) dollars for the 24GB RAM/1TB storage variant.
The Asus ROG Phone 8 will be available in Rebel Grey & Phantom Black colour variants while the ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition and ROG Phone 8 Pro will only be available in Phantom Black colour options.
Asus ROG Phone 8 Launch Date
In a recent post on Platform X (formerly Twitter), Asus announced that it will be launching the new ROG Phone 8 on January 8 (January 9 according to Indian Standard Time) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. Announcing the launch date, Asus released a brief teaser highlighting the ROG Phone 8’s display.
Asus ROG Phone 8 price in India
The price of the Asus ROG Phone 8 will be revealed at the January 8 launch. However, based on past launches, it’s expected to follow the footsteps of its predecessor, the ROG Phone 7, and avoid any major price leaps. For context, the Asus ROG Phone 7 was launched in India on April 13, 2023, with a starting price of Rs 74,999.
Asus ROG Phone 8 Series Offers
Asus ROG Phone 8 Series Confirmed to Offer IP68 Rating for Dust and Water Resistance and More. It will be the first ROG phone to offer an IP68 rating that matches premium flagships from competing smartphone brands.
Asus’ upcoming gaming smartphone, tagged as the ROG Phone 8 series, is said to get several upgrades, one of which also includes a new design and appearance. The new smartphones are expected to be first revealed at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2024 (CES 2024) in Las Vegas. Still, Asus will also see an official launch in China on 16 January 2024. Apart from packing in some exciting hardware, the new smartphones are now also confirmed to pack an IP68 rating, which has never been possible on previous models for various reasons.
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