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    ROG Phone 8 breaks the pattern!

    On CES 2024, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiled the highly-anticipated ROG Phone 8 series, ushering in a new era for mobile gaming solutions. This monumental release represents a radical departure from the brand’s gaming-centric roots, transforming the ROG Phone 8 series into a futuristic, premium device with a slimmer profile, reduced bezels, and a heightened appeal to a broader audience of users.

    The ROG Phone 8 series is no longer just a gaming phone; it has evolved into a lifestyle statement for gamers, content creators, streamers, and tech enthusiasts alike. This reimagined smartphone offers a unique blend of gaming-friendly features, cutting-edge AI-powered performance, premium aesthetics, and everyday practicality, promising an extraordinary user experience.

    Diving deeper into the series, the ROG Phone 8 lineup boasts a striking design that is up to 15% thinner than its predecessor without compromising on performance. This emphasis on premium design and durability positions these devices as not merely phones but as symbols of sophistication and power. The ROG Phone 8 series challenges conventions in the mobile gaming industry, offering unparalleled performance, innovation, and a design that seamlessly marries aesthetics with functionality, appealing to both dedicated gamers and tech enthusiasts alike.

    At the heart of this gaming powerhouse is the formidable Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform, coupled with 8533 Mbps LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage, delivering unmatched performance. To ensure extended gaming sessions without overheating, the groundbreaking Rapid-Cooling Conductor design, a part of the advanced GameCool 8 thermal system, efficiently dissipates heat from the processor to the device’s back cover. Additionally, the all-new AeroActive Cooler X clip-on cooler, despite its 29% reduction in size, provides 1.2X higher thermal efficiency, effectively reducing back cover temperatures by up to 26°C. Moreover, the ROG Phone 8 series is the world’s first IP68-compliant gaming smartphone, designed to resist dust and water ingress, guaranteeing worry-free operation wherever users go.

    The series boasts an ultra-bright 6.78-inch flexible AMOLED display featuring LTPO technology, offering adaptive refresh rates that can automatically adjust from 1120 Hz, conserving power, to a silky smooth 165 Hz for gaming. With a touch sampling rate of up to 720 Hz and a peak brightness of 2500 nits, users can enjoy gaming and multimedia consumption even in direct sunlight. Visuals have been expertly tuned in collaboration with Pixelworks® for unrivaled color accuracy, setting a new standard for displays.

    Improved Photography


    Photography and videography enthusiasts will appreciate the advanced tri-camera system in the ROG Phone 8 series. Equipped with a 50 MP Sony image sensor, the main camera captures crystal-clear images. The 2X zoom mode transforms it into a versatile 50 mm prime lens, perfect for portraits and food photography. The series also features a 3X telephoto lens for capturing distant objects, complete with Night Photography mode for low-light conditions. Additionally, the 6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer 3.0 ensures shake-free photos and videos on the move. The ultrawide camera, with its free-form lens and cutting-edge algorithms, delivers stunning and natural images. The front 32 MP ultrawide selfie camera has an increased field of view for group selfies and excels in low-light conditions.

    The ROG Phone 8 series boasts four gaming-friendly AI features that enhance the gaming experience, such as Background Mode and X Capture. These features make the devices indispensable for discerning gamers. Furthermore, the series introduces AI Grabber, which can extract text from games using Machine-Learning Recognition technology, and X Sense 2.0 with AI Pattern Recognition technology to support more top games. Other AI-powered features include Semantic Search, AI Wallpaper, and AI noise-cancelation technology for crystal-clear sound in various scenarios.

    Notably, the ROG Phone 8 series offers unique customization options, including the Aura RGB Lighting logo for the ROG Phone 8 and the Anime Vision Mini-LED display for the ROG Phone 8 Pro/Pro Edition. The Anime Vision display features 341 elements for preset or user-created animations, with the added ability to unlock secret animations by touching phones with other ROG Phone 8 Pro/Pro Edition users.

    Dimensions / Weight 163.8 x 76.8 x 8.9mm / 225g
    Color ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition & Pro: Phantom Black
    ROG Phone 8: Rebel Grey & Phantom Black
    Rear Camera Main: 50 MP 6-axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer 3.0, 1/1.56”, f/1.9
    Wide: 13 MP, f/2.2, Free-form Lens
    Tele: 32 MP, f/2.4, OIS, 3X optical zoom, pixel binning 1.4μm(Actual output photo: 8MP)
    Front Camera 32 MP RGBW,pixel binning 1.4 μm(Actual output photo: 8 MP)
    Screen 6.78” flexible AMOLED, FHD+, up to 165 Hz refresh rate, LTPO 1~1 20 Hz, peak brightness 2500 nits
    Battery / Charging 5,500 mAh (typical), Wired 65 W HyperCharge, Wireless 15 W Qi-certified charging
    Memory 12 GB + 256 GB / 16 GB +512 GB / 24 GB +1 TB
    Frequency 5G SA&NSA: n1 / n2 / n3 / n5 / n7 / n8 / n12 / n18 / n20 / n25 / n26 / n28 / n38 / n40 / n41 / n48 / n66 / n77 / n78 / n79
    4G FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B25 / B26 / B28 / B32 / B66
    4G TDD-LTE: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 / B42 / B43 / B48
    WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100MHz
    GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
    Others Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint on Display, Gyro (supports ARCore), AirTrigger, WiFi 7 ready, Bluetooth® 5.3, GPS / GNSS / GLONASS / Galileo / Beidou / QZSS / NavIC, 3.5 mm headset, NFC

    The ROG Phone 8 series is set to launch in Malaysia on January 30, 2023, promising an exciting revolution in the world of mobile gaming and technology. Gamers and tech enthusiasts alike are eagerly awaiting this milestone in ASUS ROG’s history.

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