CES 2024: ASUS’s Latest Gaming Phone Is Thinner and Lighter Than Ever Before - Living Strong Television Network
CES 2024: ASUS’s Latest Gaming Phone Is Thinner and Lighter Than Ever Before

During CES 2024, ASUS debuted quite a few things, including new PC components designed to make building a PC even easier. Perhaps one of the most exciting announcements, though, was the reveal of its ROG Phone 8 series, which will blend lighter, slimmer designs with the powerful gaming potential of the ROG lineup.

The ROG Phone 8 series will launch with a regular and Pro edition, allowing gamers to decide exactly which level they want to buy into. Both devices will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 at 3.3Ghz, and up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM. The two devices will offer options for 12GB of RAM as well, and will launch with Android 14 and ROG UI.

The ROG Phone 8 will max out at 256GB of storage space, while the ROG Phone 8 Pro will top out at 512GB. Each one will feature a 6.78-inch FHD+ Samsung Flexible AMOLED display at 2400 x 1080 pixels. These displays will top out at 1,600 nits of maximum brightness, with support for HDR10, a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, and a minimum refresh rate of 1Hz.


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These new gaming-centric phones will also offer support for quick charge 5.0 and PD charging and will have a maximum battery capacity of 5,500 mAh, which should provide quite a bit of juice, even when you’re gaming.

This is also the first time that ASUS is including a 3X telephoto lens in the ROG Phone, and it will come with built-in OIS to help deliver sharp results in your images. The main 50MP camera will utilize a Sony image sensor, and the ROG Phone 8 will also sport a 13 MP ultra-wide camera. Finally, a 32 MP ultra-wide selfie camera should be more than capable of delivering high-quality selfies right on the device.

ASUS will also launch a Pro Edition, which comes with 24GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, and both the high-end models of the ROG Phone will include LED dot-matrix displays on their backs. Pricing for the different models will vary, though the cheapest will start at $1,099.99, while the more expensive Pro Edition will top out at $1,499.99.

The ROG Phone 8 series is also sprinkling in some AI functionality, such as AI-generated wallpapers, as well as AI features that can help capture text and gameplay more efficiently. As usual, the ROG Phone 8 is very much centered around providing a great mobile gaming platform for you to work off of, though ASUS has peppered in some additional features like that new telephoto lens to help it compete against more mainstream smartphones like the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Pixel 8 Pro.

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