Asus teases ROG Phone 8
ROG Phone 8: Asus is gearing up to launch the eighth version in the gaming-centric ROG Phone series. The Taiwanese tech giant recently shared a post on X that shows the back of the phone featuring the ‘Republic of Gamers’ branding.
Compared to the ROG Phone 7, which features a rectangular camera island, Asus’ upcoming flagship phone will have a pentagon shape that houses three sensors and an LED flash. It looks like the phone will retain the side-mounted USB-C port from its predecessor.
The text ‘Beyond Gaming’ might mean that the upcoming device will bring significant improvements in areas like the camera, but this is mere speculation at the moment. While Asus hasn’t shed any light on the launch date, the ROG Phone 8 is expected to make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
According to a recent report by Notebookcheck, the company is working on two ROG Phone 8 phones with model numbers AI2401_A and AI2401_D. The ‘A’ variant is said to be the ROG Phone 8 whereas the ‘D’ might be the ultimate edition.
On the hardware front, the ROG Phone 8 is said to pack Qualcomm’s latest chipset – the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and come with ROG UI based on Android 14 out of the box.
The regular ROG Phone 8 is expected to feature 16GB RAM whereas the Ultimate edition might come with 24GB RAM. A recent listing on China’s 3C certification listing suggests that Asus might stick with 65W fast charging.
To give you a quick recap, the Asus ROG Phone 7 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and features a 6.78-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass Victus on top. It has a 50MP primary camera backed by a 13MP ultrawide sensor and a 5MP macro lens. All of this is backed by a 6,000mAh battery that supports 65W charging.