New Asus ROG Phone 8 launches live at CES 2024

The Asus ROG Phone 8 launch is finally upon us, with the new series of specialist gaming phones leveling up the specs sheet for 2024.

Press image of Asus ROG Phone 8 series devices from the launch live at CES 2024

2024 is off to a flying start, with tech companies from all over the world coming together in Las Vegas for CES 2024. The latest news from the conference is the Asus ROG Phone 8 launch, with the hardware brand showing off its latest gaming smartphones, featuring powerful performance, a stellar display, slimmer design, and AI-powered cameras. If you’ve been waiting for a ROG Phone that goes beyond gaming, this might be just that.

While many smartphone brands are holding off detailing fresh launches until the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona next month, Asus is leading the line of new devices for 2024 while utilizing one of the freshest chipsets out there, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, for top-tier performance. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the ROG Phone 8 is officially the world’s first specialist gaming phone with an IP68 waterproof rating. So, if mobile gaming in the bath is your thing, this makes the latest Asus ROG Phone an even more attractive prospect.

Still, the biggest revamp for the new line of Asus ROG Phone 8 devices is in the camera department. Previous ROG handsets haven’t sold us with the cameras, but we think that might change with the new handsets, thanks to a Sony 50 MP primary camera, 32 MP telephoto, 13MP ultrawide, and 32 MP ultrawide selfie camera. For a gaming phone, that’s a pretty serious camera setup. Better still, with a peak brightness of 2500 nits, you can instantly view your high-quality images in all their colorful glory.

 

If you want to pick up the ROG Phone 8 for yourself, pre-orders begin in February, with further details to follow. You can opt for the standard version, with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, the Pro, with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage, or, if you want to all out, the Pro Edition with 24 GB RAM, 1 TB storage, and an AeroActive Cooler X. The latter model is only available via the official Asus online store. If you want to see what else Asus has up its sleeve for 2024, catch up on the CES showcase below.

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There you have it, all the key information from the Asus ROG Phone 8 launch at CES 2024. While you’re here, be sure to check out some other impressive smartphones with our guides to the best Xiaomi phones, best OnePlus phones, and best Google Pixel phones.