ROG Phone 8 Series Unveiled with a Fresh Design at CES 2024

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) officially launched the ROG Phone 8 series comprised of the ROG Phone 8 and 8 Pro at CES 2024. The company’s next-generation gaming phones come with a new slimmer and lighter design with some callbacks to their predecessors like the ROG Phone 7 series which includes the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate.

ROG Phone 8 Series

The duo are built around 6.78-inch FHD+ LTPO AMOLED panels with a 165Hz refresh and a peak brightness of 2500 nits. On the front, the devices have a 32MP GRBW front sensor.

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The rear panel has a more understated design than its predecessors but still has a diagonal line that divides the panel from the top and bottom. Phone 8 has a customizable Aura RGB lighting logo, while its Pro sibling has a customizable AniME VIsion mini-LED equipped with 341 LEDs.

Moreover, the camera module now hugs the upper left corner of the device compared to the previous horizontal design. This module has a 50MP Sony IMX890 main sensor, a 32MP telephoto lens, and a 13MP ultrawide snapper.

ROG Phone 8 series CES 2024 ROG Phone 8 Pro

The ROG Phone 8 series is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. The vanilla variants come up with up to 16GB RAM and 256GB storage. Its Pro sibling, on the other hand, has up to 24GB RAM and up to 1TB storage.

The vanilla also has a 5000mAh battery, while the Pro variant has a larger 5500mAh battery. The devices also support 65W fast charging, have an IP68 rating, 15W Qi wireless charging, and some AI features.

Among the AI features is an “AI Grabber” that is designed to streamline the process of searching for gaming walkthroughs by copying in-game text. There are also AI-driven features like enhanced results through the phone launcher, Gallery, and Settings apps as well as an AI Wallpaper which is in development.

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Moreover, the new AeroActive Cooler X is now 29% smaller and 10% lighter with a larger contact area.

What are the full specifications of the ROG Phone 8 series?

ROG Phone 8ROG Phone 8 Pro
Display6.78-inch FHD+ LTPO AMOLED
165Hz refresh rate
6.78-inch FHD+ LTPO AMOLED
165Hz refresh rate
ProcessorSnapdragon 8 Gen 3Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Storage256GB UFS 4.0512GB/1TB UFS 4.0
Rear Camera50MP main (Sony IMX890)
32MP telephoto (3x optical)
13MP ultrawide
50MP main (Sony IMX890)
32MP telephoto (3x optical)
13MP ultrawide
Front Camera32MP RGBW32MP RGBW
65W fast charging
65W fast charging
OSROG UI (Android 14)ROG UI (Android 14)
ColorsPhantom Black
Rebel Grey
Phantom Black

How much is the ROG Phone 8 series?

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The ROG Phone 8 starts at USD 1,099 (around PHP 61,600)for the 12GB+256GB memory variant. Meanwhile, the ROG Phone 8 Pro with 16GB+512GB is priced at USD 1,199 (around PHP 67,200) and the top-specced 24GB+1TB option dubbed the ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition is offered at USD 1,499 (around PHP 84,100).

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*Prices in PHP are direct conversions using the exchange rate at the time the content was published. These are not indicative of actual local pricing and don’t include additional costs like taxes, etc.

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Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

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