The Asus ROG Phone 8 series is rumored to be released soon, with three models: a base, a Pro, and an Ultimate. Asus has confirmed that the upcoming gaming smartphones will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipsets, which are expected to deliver up to 30% better performance than the previous generation. The new SoC is also said to improve battery and GPU performance by 20% and 25%, respectively.A recent report from MySmartPrice claims that the Asus ROG Phone 8 Ultimate has been spotted on the 3C certification site. The phone is listed to support 65W fast charging and 5G connectivity.
An earlier Geekbench listing suggests that the ROG Phone 8 Ultimate could come with up to 16GB of RAM and Android 14 out of the box. The 12GB + 256GB variant of the ROG Phone 7 and the 16GB + 512GB option of the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate were priced in India at Rs. 74,999 and Rs. 99,999 during the launch, respectively. Both handsets come in Storm White colors, while the base model is available in an additional Phantom Black shade.
ROG Phone 7 models are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoCs paired with Adreno 740 GPUs, up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 512GB of UFS4.0 internal storage. They feature 6.78-inch full-HD+ (2448 x 1080) AMOLED displays and 32-megapixel front camera sensors. The triple rear cameras of the phones include a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor, a 13-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8-megapixel macro shooter. The handsets are backed by 6,000mAh batteries with 65W wired fast charging support.
Asus has not yet announced the launch timeline for the ROG Phone 8 models. However, with the company confirming the processor details and the high-end Ultimate model being spotted on the 3C certification site, it's likely that the launch is not too far away.