Asus has officially launched the ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro in India, bringing gaming enthusiasts a powerhouse of features. The devices, introduced at CES 2024, are now available for purchase through offline retail outlets, marking a new era in mobile gaming.
One of the standout features of the Asus ROG Phone 8 series is the integration of Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, delivering unparalleled speed and performance. With a robust 5,000mAh battery and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, these smartphones are designed to withstand the rigors of intense gaming sessions.
A unique addition to the ROG Phone 8 series is the compatibility with Asus’ AeroActive Cooler X snap-on cooling fan. This cooling solution ensures optimal performance even during extended gaming sessions, addressing concerns about overheating.
The pricing for these gaming marvels is set at Rs. 94,999 for the Asus ROG Phone 8 and Rs. 1,19,999 for the ROG Phone 8 Pro. The Asus ROG Phone 8 comes in a single 16GB+512GB RAM and storage configuration, while the Pro variant boasts a whopping 24GB of RAM and 1TB of inbuilt storage. Both models are available in the striking Phantom Black shade.
To make these devices accessible to Indian consumers, Asus has partnered with Vijay Sales, serving as the official retail outlet for the ROG Phone 8 series in the country.
Running on Android 14 with the company’s ROG UI, the smartphones feature a stunning 6.78-inch full-HD+ Samsung AMOLED LTPO display. The display boasts Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection, a refresh rate of up to 165Hz, and an impressive peak brightness of 2,500 nits.
Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the triple rear camera setup, including a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 32-megapixel telephoto camera. For capturing selfies or engaging in video calls, a 12-megapixel front-facing camera is also included.
Storage is not a concern with up to 1TB of storage space available on the Asus ROG Phone 8 series. Both phones support 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, and NFC. Notably, a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port cater to various connectivity needs, while the in-display fingerprint sensor ensures secure biometric authentication.
Charging capabilities are impressive, with the phones supporting 65W fast charging and Qi 1.3 wireless charging. The high-end Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro even comes bundled with the AeroActive Cooler X cooling fan, enhancing the overall gaming experience.
Compact in size, measuring 163.8×76.8×8.9mm, and weighing 225g, the devices maintain their durability with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. Asus has truly elevated the gaming smartphone experience with the ROG Phone 8 series, offering cutting-edge technology for the discerning gamer.