The new Asus ROG Phone 8 series has been designed to be more comfortable to use as a daily driver as well as a gaming phone. The phone comes in three versions (four, actually), though the differences are mostly cosmetic.
ROG Phone 8 measures 8.9mm and weighs 225g, compared to ROG Phone 7’s 10.3mm and 239g. Although the battery capacity is down by 500mAh, the optimized hardware allows for nearly the same battery life as last year’s model.
ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro are markedly different from their predecessors’ hardcore gaming phones. On the front, there is a punch-hole display, while on the back, there is a prominent camera module. Additionally, the back panel features an RGB-lit logo and gaming mottos. The ROG Phone 8 has a matte back, while the Pro variant has a glossy back.
On the left, there is a USB Type-C port for attaching the various kinds of accessories. On the right, we have got the power button with volume rockers.
The new ASUS ROG Phone 8 & 8 Pro will sport a 6.78 inches 165Hz refresh rate Samsung AMOLED FHD+ display. The device features HDR10+, Always On HDR support, and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on top. On the back of the ROG Phone 8 Pro and Pro Edition, there is a small OLED display.
The new ASUS ROG Phone 8 series comes with SD 8 Gen 3 SoC coupled with 12GB/16GB/24GB RAM and 256GB/512GB/1TB storage. The ASUS ROG Phone 8 series will ship with triple rear cameras with LED flash aligned horizontally. This time the ASUS ROG Phone 8 Pro features a 50MP Sony IMX890 main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 32MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom & LED flash. The new ASUS ROG Phone 8 series features a 32MP selfie shooter. It comes with 4K slo-mo and 8K video recording.
The device gets X mode to boost the performance further for heavy gaming. It also features dedicated Gaming profile customization built into the ROG UI. It comes with side-mounted Air Triggers 8 with Touch support for the perfect gaming experience.
The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with 4G LTE, VoLTE and 5G support, A-GPS, GLONASS, Dual Frequency GPS, NFC, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio port, Wifi-7, Bluetooth 5.4, an in-display fingerprint scanner. The device also features a 5-magnet stereo speaker, Dirac Virtuo for Headphone Spatial Sound, and Tri-microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology.
The new ASUS ROG Phone 8 series will pack a 5500 mAh battery with 65W fast wired & 15W wireless charging support. It will also have support for 5G networks and runs on Android 14 out of the box. It comes with an IP68 rating making it dust and water-resistant for the first time.
AeroActive Cooler X uses 29% less volume (by volume) and 10% less weight, so it’s easier to carry. This cooler has a larger contact area (2.6x), a faster fan (1.1x), and higher thermal efficiency (1.2x), all of which contribute to better cooling.
The ROG Phone 8 is available in Rebel Grey and Phantom Black colors, while the ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition & Pro is available only in Phantom Black.
Asus ROG Phone 8 16GB + 256GB is priced at USD 1099.99 (roughly Rs. 91,380). In India ASUS ROG Phone 8 Pro costs Rs.94,999/- for 16GB+512GB whereas the ROG Phone 8 pro Edition with 24GB+1TB costs Rs.1,19,999/-. The Aero Active Cooler X is priced at Rs.5999/- in India.