ASUS ROG Phone 8 India launch date revealed: specs, design and everything we know so far

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • ASUS ROG Phone 8 launch dates for various markets announced.
  • The phone’s design and specifications have leaked.
  • We expect at least one of the models to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC
  • ASUS has announced the ROG Phone 8 will be launching on January 8th as part of its CES 2024 launch event. The company has hosted a dedicated microsite as a timer for the event wherein we learn the Indian launch day and timing too. There could be 3 phones, namely the ROG Phone 8, the ROG Phone 8 Pro, and the ROG Phone 8 Ultimate. Here’s what we know so far about them.

·        ASUS ROG Phone 8 India launch teaser

Even though the post shared by ASUS India mentions the date to be January 8th, the timer on this page suggests in Indian timing, that would be January 9th at 4:30 AM. We think this is for the ASUS Launch Event at CES 2024 and the actual phone launch timing could be different. ASUS ROG Phone 8 design

  • One of the highlights of the ROG Phone lineup is the design of the phones. The leaked ROG Phone 8 renderssuggest something unique only.
  • The camera island housing the three lenses is polygon-shaped.
  • In the renders, we can also see an LED ROG logo but we suppose this could be configured to project some other image also.
  • Even though the renders present the device in a black colour, there could be other variants too.
  • The front side is a simple punch hole one and the edges of the handset are flat.

ASUS ROG Phone 8 specifications (expected)

  • Display: The vanilla ROG Phone 8 could sport a 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution, a 165Hz refresh rate, and HDR10 support.
  • Processor: The phone could ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. We have already come across the Geekbenchlisting of the device.
  • Memory: The performance could be backed by up to 24GB LPDDR5X RAM and 1TB UFS 4.0 storage.
  • Battery: The internals could also consist of a 5,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support.
  • Software: On top of this hardware, we could expect Android 14-based ROG UI.
  • Cameras: On the back, the phone could be housing a 50MP Sony IMX890 main camera along with a 13MP ultrawide snapper, and a 32MP 3x optical zoom lens. For selfies, you could get a 32MP front camera.
  • Miscellaneous: The phone could also feature an IP68 rating, 5G, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and a USB-C socket.
  • The ASUS ROG Phone 8 Ultimate bears the model number ASUS_AI2401_D.
  • The Geekbench listing, as spotted by MySmartPrice, shows the phone runs on Android 14 OS and 24GB RAM.
  • This comes after the 16GB RAM model had appearedon the same benchmarking platform.
  • The motherboard section confirms the upcoming gaming phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
  • The handset has managed to score 2,235 in the single-core test and 7,098 in the multicore test on the Geekbench database. In comparison, the 16GB RAM model scored 2,213 points in the single-core test, and 7,408 points in the multi-core segment.

Besides the 16GB and 24GB RAM options, Android 14 OS, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, we know the ASUS ROG Phone 8 Ultimate will come with 65W fast charging support. Other than these, other details of the phone are kept under wraps at the moment but we believe the ROG Phone 8 lineup might debut early next year.

  • ASUS ROG Phone 8 Ultimate 24GB RAM model appeared on Geekbench.
  • This model is expected to ship with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.
  • The 24GB RAM model scored 2,235 in the single-core test and 7,098 in the multicore test

ASUS is gearing up to launch the new ROG series phone, dubbed the ROG Phone 8. There could be three models in the lineup: the ROG Phone 8, the ROG Phone 8 Pro, and the ROG Phone 8 Ultimate. Today, the ASUS ROG Phone 8 Ultimate was spotted on Geekbench with key specifications mentioned, including the chipset, RAM, and software. Let’s take a look.

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