Asus ROG Phone 8 Launch Date Set for January 8: The Mobile Gaming Powerhouse is Coming


   Great news for gaming enthusiasts! Asus has officially revealed the launch date for the highly anticipated ROG Phone 8. After a teasing glimpse last week, the official announcement has lacked a specific launch date until now.

To add to the excitement, Asus has created an official microsite dedicated to the ROG Phone 8 and other products slated for a major showcase at CES 2024. The website not only features a countdown to the launch but also includes an engaging competition. Participants have the chance to win an Asus ROG Ally, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the upcoming event. Gamers, mark your calendars for the ROG Phone 8 launch—it's bound to be an eventful unveiling!

Asus ROG Phone 8 Launch

Exciting news for gaming enthusiasts as the global launch date for the Asus ROG Phone 8 has been officially set for January 8, 2024. The worldwide launch event is scheduled at 03:00 pm Las Vegas time, translating to around 04:30 am IST on January 9. Notably, Asus will use this occasion to showcase its upcoming lineup of next-gen products at CES 2024.

To catch all the action, the Asus ROG Phone 8 live stream is expected to be hosted on the company's official website and YouTube channel. For those eager to participate, there's an option to "Save the date" by following the provided link. As an added incentive, visitors can check out the website for details on how to win the coveted ROG Ally.

Chinese gamers won't be left out, as the Asus ROG Phone 8 is set to make its debut in China on January 16 at 7:30 pm local time (5 pm IST). The anticipated lineup may include the Asus ROG Phone 8, ROG Phone 8 Pro, and ROG Phone 8 Ultimate. 

Asus ROG Phone 8: What we know so far

Last week's teaser gave us a sneak peek at the ROG Phone 8's back panel design, showcasing a potential dual-tone grey finish. Notable features include the prominent Asus ROG Logo in the centre and an additional USB Type-C port on the side for added convenience.

The ROG Phone 8 doesn't just stop at aesthetics; it flaunts a distinctive pentagon-shaped camera island housing three sensors and an LED Flash. While details remain scant, Asus has intriguingly labelled it "Beyond Gaming," hinting at a broader utility for the device.

Under the hood, the ROG Phone 8 is set to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. This choice suggests a departure from the previous ROG phones that were primarily gaming-focused. The anticipation builds as Asus seems poised to deliver a more comprehensive flagship experience with the ROG Phone 8

Asus ROG Phone 8 Specifications (Expected)

The ROG Phone 8 is set to be equipped with a Snapdragon chip that boasts impressive specifications, including up to 24GB of LPDDR5X RAM and a capacious storage option of up to 1TB with UFS 4.0 technology. A notable upgrade from its predecessor, the ROG Phone 8 might feature an updated QHD+ OLED display, departing from the FHD+ 165Hz AMOLED screen of the previous model.

Asus doesn't skimp on essential features, with the ROG Phone 8 incorporating an advanced cooling system and enhanced haptic feedback. The phone's durability is fortified with Gorilla Glass protection on both the front and back, complemented by a sturdy metal frame. Keeping you powered throughout extended gaming sessions, the ROG Phone 8 is expected to house a robust 6,000 mAh battery with the convenience of 65W wired fast charging support.