Game On: ASUS Drops Official Date for ROG Phone 8 Launch


The ROG Phone 8’s launch date: an exciting new gaming experience is on the way!

The much-awaited debut date for ASUS’s highly anticipated gaming smartphone series, the ROG Phone 8, has finally been disclosed by the Taiwanese tech company. The ROG Phone 8 series is set to launch on January 8, 2024, one day ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas, the company said on its official X (previously Twitter) account. The phone’s design, which appears to include a huge display with tiny bezels and a front-facing camera in the upper right corner, is also hinted at in the teaser image.

The ROG Phone 8, ROG Phone 8 Pro, and ROG Phone 8 Ultra are anticipated to be the three versions of the ROG Phone 8 series. These phones will replace the September 2023 debut of the ROG Phone 7 series in India. Qualcomm’s flagship processor for 2024, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, will power the ROG Phone 8 series. With a 30% increase in performance over the previous generation, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is a 4nm chipset with a max clock speed of 3.3 GHz. Along with supporting 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, it also has sophisticated AI capabilities.

Gamers will be drawn to the ROG Phone 8 series because of its remarkable features and specifications. With an astounding 24GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, the ROG Phone 8 Ultra is expected to be the most expensive model in the range, according to numerous leaks and rumors. Along with these features, it will have a 6000mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging and a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 165Hz. A quadruple rear camera combination consisting of a 108MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 5MP macro lens will also be included in the ROG Phone 8 Ultra. There will be a 32MP front-facing camera.

Boasting 256GB of internal storage and 16GB of RAM, the ROG Phone 8 Pro will have somewhat fewer specs. The ROG Phone 8 Ultra’s display and battery will be comparable to this one, however, the refresh rate will be 144 Hz instead of 144. Along with a 64MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens, the ROG Phone 8 Pro will also include a triple rear camera configuration. There will be a 16MP front-facing camera.

The most economical device in the series, the ROG Phone 8, will include 128GB of internal storage and 12GB of RAM. It will include a 6.6-inch AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a 5000mAh battery that supports 45W rapid charging. There will be two cameras on the back of the ROG Phone 8: a 48MP primary sensor and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens. There will be a 12MP camera on the front.

A few special features and accessories that improve gaming will also be included with the ROG Phone 8 series. Among these is the AeroActive Cooler 8, a clip-on fan that adds extra buttons and a 3.5mm headphone jack while keeping the phone cool. With its detachable gamepad, the ROG Kunai 8 will provide haptic feedback and tangible controls. The phone can be mounted on the ROG Clip, a device that connects it to an Xbox or PlayStation controller. The phone’s back has an LED matrix that can be customized to show animations and notifications called ROG Vision.

One of the most potent and feature-rich gaming smartphones available will be the ROG Phone 8 series, which will compete with phones from Xiaomi, Realme, and iQOO, among others, all of whom have stated that they will release Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 phones in 2024. Moreover, the ROG Phone 8 series will be among the first to run Android 14, Google’s most recent operating system. Although ASUS has not yet disclosed the ROG Phone 8 series’ price and availability, it is anticipated that they will do so during the launch event on January 8, 2024. Watch this space for further information about the ROG Phone 8 series as ASUS gets ready to disrupt the gaming smartphone market.

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