ASUS ROG Phone 8 Series Launched in PH

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The wait is finally over for mobile gamers in the Philippines! ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has officially unveiled their latest and greatest gaming smartphones, the ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro. This new flagship series goes beyond just gaming to deliver an incredible all-around multimedia experience.

Designed for Extreme Performance

Under the hood, the ROG Phone 8 lineup is no less than a beast, powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform with blisteringly fast LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. The standard ROG Phone 8 packs 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, while the ROG Phone 8 Pro can be configured with up to a monstrous 24GB RAM and 1TB storage.

To keep thermals in check during extended gaming sessions, ASUS has also implemented a Rapid-Cooling Conductor design along with the all-new AeroActive Cooler X clip-on fan accessory. This compact yet very capable cooling system can reduce temperatures by up to 26°C.

A first for gaming phones, the entire ROG Phone 8 series now features an IP68 dust/water resistance rating, allowing you to game worry-free anywhere.

ROG Phone 8 Series houses a 5,500mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 5.0, PD Charging, and Qi 1.3 wireless charging.

Immersive Visuals and Audio

For smooth and fluid visuals, the ROG Phone 8 Pro has a stunning 6.78-inch flexible AMOLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate, 720Hz touch sampling rate, 2500 nits peak brightness, and adaptive refresh rate from 1-120Hz.

The display uses LTPO technology to automatically adjust the refresh rate based on the content to improve battery efficiency, while HDR10+ certification ensures life-like colors and contrast.

Apart from incredible visuals, the device boasts equally impressive audio features. The ROG Phone 8 series supports the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound technology with 24-bit/192kHz playback and a high dynamic range.

Photography Powerhouse

While primarily designed for gaming, the ROG Phone 8 lineup also doubles as an extremely capable camera phone. The triple rear camera system is headlined by a 50MP main shooter using a premium Sony sensor and 24mm wide lens.

There’s also a 3x telephoto camera with OIS for crisp zoomed shots, improved Night Photography mode, and up to 30x HyperClarity digital zoom. An ultrawide 13MP free-form lens camera rounds out the versatile setup.

Up front, you get an upgraded 32MP ultrawide selfie camera with 90-degree field of view for groufies. The RGBW sensor captures excellent low-light selfies too.

Level Up with AI Smarts

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To enhance the gaming experience further, ASUS has integrated AI-powered features like X Capture for recording gameplay, AI Grabber for text capture within games, and X Sense 2.0 which provides in-game assistance. The ROG Phone 8 series also introduces a new Background Mode that allows you to easily switch between the game you’re playing and another app.

ROG Phone 8 Series Price and Availability

ROG Phone 8 series is available starting today at ASUS and ROG concept stores and partner retailers across the Philippines.

ROG Phone 8 (12GB/256GB) is priced at PHP 50,995 while the higher-end ROG Phone 8 Pro comes in at a 16GB/512GB variant for PHP 60,995 and the top-spec 24GB/1TB model at PHP 75,995.

As an early bird offer, customers can get a free AeroActive Cooler X or an ROG Cetra True Wireless earbuds (worth PHP 3,995) with every purchase of the ROG Phone 8 Series at the nearest ASUS, ROG, or multibrand store. More info here.

There’s also a trade-in program where you can get up to P22,000 off by swapping in your old ROG Phone. Flexible payment terms of up to 12 months 0% interest installment are available via Home Credit.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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