Asus has recently made headlines in the tech world by confirming the upcoming unveiling of its ROG Phone 8 series, scheduled for January 8, 2024, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. The much-anticipated lineup is expected to include at least two models: the ROG Phone 8 and the ROG Phone 8 Pro. In a recent development, the ROG Phone 8 Pro received approval from the NBTC certification platform in Thailand, while the standard ROG Phone 8 has also appeared in the NBTC database, indicating an imminent official announcement.
The NBTC listing for the ROG Phone 8, identified by the model number ASUS_AI2401_C, confirms its impending launch in Thailand. This model number was also spotted in earlier Bluetooth SIG certification, hinting at the device's advanced connectivity features.
Asus ROG Phone 8 receives NBTC certification before launch
A recent leak has provided a comprehensive overview of the expected specifications for the ROG Phone 8. According to this information, the device is set to feature a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution and a high 165Hz refresh rate. It's also rumored to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, supported by 12 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 256 GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The ROG Phone 8 is expected to run on Android 14, complemented by the ROG UI.
Details about the camera specifications for both the front and rear cameras of the ROG Phone 8 are still scarce. However, the device is anticipated to house a 5,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging capabilities.
As a gaming phone, the ROG Phone 8 is likely to come with several other notable features. These include an in-display fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm audio jack, a 5-magnet speaker system, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, an RBG-lit rear logo, and Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection for the display. Additionally, the phone is expected to boast an IP68-rated chassis, ensuring durability and resistance to dust and water.