In a recent exclusive coverage, images and specification of the much-anticipated Asus ROG Phone 8, ROG Phone 8 Pro and its Aero Cooler have surfaced, showcasing a departure from the typical gaming phone aesthetic.
A Stylish Departure from Tradition
Unlike its predecessors, the ROG Phone 8 boasts a slick design that seamlessly integrates into daily life. WindowsReport.com has spilled the beans on the device’s specifications, revealing a front display with HDR10 and 2500 nits peak brightness. The absence of a back display, replaced by the iconic ROG RGB logo, marks a significant shift in design philosophy, surrounded by strategically placed gaming mottos.
Two-Tone Back Design for Distinction
Continuing the trend from the ROG Phone 7 series, the ROG Phone 8 series features a two-tone back design with different materials for the standard and PRO models. Images suggest a matte, grippy finish for the ROG Phone 8, while the ROG Phone 8 PRO boasts a glossy, premium-feel finish.
Enhanced Camera Bump and Triple Cameras
A notable addition to the ROG design is the enhanced camera bump housing triple cameras, promising improved camera performance. This design tweak indicates Asus is expanding its target audience beyond hardcore gamers, catering to users seeking flagship-level cameras and a more subdued design.
ROG Phone 8 & 8 PRO Full Specs
For a quick overview of the specifications, here is a table summarizing key details for both models:
|Asus ROG Phone 8
|Asus ROG Phone 8 PRO
|Rebel Grey color, IP68 rating
|Dimensions and Weight
|163.8 x 76.8 x 8.9 mm, 225g
|Android 14 with ROG UI
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, SM8650, Octa-core CPUs up to 3.3GHz, Qualcomm Adreno 750 GPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, SM8650, Octa-core CPUs up to 3.3GHz, Qualcomm Adreno 750 GPU
|6.78″ FHD+ SAMSUNG Flexible AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
|6.78″ FHD+ SAMSUNG Flexible AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, HDR10 support, LTPO 1~120Hz refresh rate up to 165Hz
|Triple rear camera setup with Sony IMX890 50 MP main sensor, 13 MP ultrawide, 32MP third camera with 3X optical zoom; 32MP front camera
|5-magnet speaker system, 3.5mm jack, Hi-Res Audio, Dirac Virtuo for Headphone
|WiFi 6/6E (802.11 be/ax/ac/a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 5.3, NFC
|Equivalent to 5,500 mAh, Quick Charge 5.0 and PD Charging
A Gaming Phone for Everyone
While ROG phones have been powerful but niche devices, the ROG Phone 8 series aims to change that perception. Asus appears to have addressed concerns about the bold design and poor camera performance. The leaked specs, including significant RAM, position these devices as more fitting for a gaming laptop than a traditional phone.
Accessories and Launch Details
The leak also includes information about accessories, such as the DEVILCASE Guardian and AeroActive Cooler X. Both devices will come with an Aero Case and a fast charger in the box. The official unveiling is expected at CES 2024, followed by launches worldwide and in China.