Asus ROG Phone 8 goes beyond gaming, aims for the top

Flagships on its crosshairs

All gamers want a flagship device, but all flagship users are not gamers… we are not trying to solve your CAT paper, but this is the dilemma that the ROG team has finally solved. The ROG Phone 8 Series was unveiled at CES 2024, and this time, the device goes beyond its distinct gaming identity to aim for the premium phone market.

The ROG Phone 8 is now slimmer, lighter, and appeals to a wider range of users. With a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC at its core, the device houses up to 24GB LPDDR5X RAM, up to 1TB UFS 4.0 storage, and comes in three variants including two Pro models. The 165 Hz flexible HDR AMOLED LTPO display offers 2500 nits of brightness and 720 Hz touch sampling rate. The triple camera system includes 50MP Sony IMX890 main camera with 6-Axis hybrid gimbal stabiliser 3.0, 13 MP ultrawide with free-form lens and 32 MP telephoto with 3X optical zoom and OIS. The camera mode also provides 10x HyperClarity zoom, Pro mode for photos, and videos up to 8K UHD and 4K HDR.

All these enhancements come without compromising on the gaming features with customisable ROG AirTriggers, 10 Motion Control gestures, ROG GameGenie featuring X-Sense, X Capture, AI Grabber for gaming, AI Noise Cancellation, and so on. The 3.5mm headphone jack has been retained with Dirac Virtuo for theatrical headphone experience, Dirac Professional loudspeaker tuning for wide stereo surround, and Hi-Res audio for wired and wireless devices. The ROG Phone 8 Pro and Pro Edition models also come with AniMe Vision similar to the brand‘s gaming laptops.

The ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition 24GB/1TB model retails at ₹119,999, while the ROG Phone 8 Pro 16GB/512GB variant is available for ₹94,999. The price for the base variant ROG Phone 8 hasn’t been announced yet. The Pro Edition variant includes Aero Active Cooler X in the kit. It is also available for purchase at ₹5,999.