ASUS ROG Phone 8 and 8 Pro now in the Philippines, priced

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced the arrival of the ROG Phone 8 and 8 Pro in the Philippines. These phones have a lot of new features in tow, so check all that below.

The new ROG Phone 8 boasts a slimmer design, around 15% thinner compared to its predecessor, without compromising on power. Emphasizing both style and durability, these phones serve as symbols of strength while offering practical features beyond just calling. With customizable Aura RGB Lighting in the ROG Phone 8 and an Anime Vision Mini-LED display in the ROG Phone 8 Pro, users can express their unique style. Whether you’re a serious gamer or simply tech-savvy, the ROG Phone 8 series promises an elevated mobile gaming experience.

Underneath the surface, the ROG Phone 8 series is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform, with high-speed 8533 Mbps LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage for optimal performance. To maintain cool temperatures during extended gaming sessions, it utilizes a special Rapid-Cooling Conductor design to dissipate heat from the processor efficiently. The new AeroActive Cooler X clip-on accessory further enhances cooling, reducing the phone’s temperature by up to 26°C. Moreover, being the world’s first IP68-compliant gaming smartphone, it’s resistant to dust and water, ensuring worry-free gaming anytime, anywhere.

Ultra-bright Display The ROG Phone 8 Pro series features a new 6.78″ flexible AMOLED screen with LTPO technology for adaptive refresh rates, ranging from 1-120 Hz based on usage, optimizing power consumption. It offers up to a 165 Hz refresh rate for smooth gaming and a touch sampling rate of up to 720 Hz for instantaneous response. With a peak brightness of 2500 nits, visibility remains clear even in bright sunlight, making gaming or watching movies outdoors a seamless experience.

Pro-level AI Cameras The ROG Phone 8 series boasts an advanced tri-camera system, including a 50 MP Sony image sensor main camera. Its wide-angle lens and 2X zoom mode cater to various photography needs, while the 6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Stabilizer 3.0 ensures steady videos and shake-free photos on the move. Additional features like hardware anti-shake OIS and upgraded EIS software algorithm further enhance video stability. The introduction of a 3X telephoto lens with built-in OIS allows for crisp shots, even in low-light conditions with Night Photography mode. ASUS HyperClarity technology preserves details in photos, offering clearer images even at up to 30X zoom. The ultrawide camera reduces lens distortion, resulting in natural-looking images.

AI-enhanced Features The ROG Phone 8 series introduces four gaming-friendly AI features: Background Mode, X Capture, AI Grabber, and X Sense 2.0. These features enhance gameplay by allowing seamless switching between apps, capturing important moments, assisting with text capture, and providing gameplay tips. With machine learning recognition technology, AI Grabber can now extract text directly from games, and AI Pattern Recognition technology expands support for more new top games in X Capture and X Sense 2.0.

The ROG Phone Series will be available in the Philippines in March 2024 in the following variants:

MODELSPECSPRICEEARLY BIRD BUNDLE
ROG Phone 8 
Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform / 12GB / 256GB / Phantom Black or Storm Grey
₱50,995AeroActive Cooler X
(worth PHP 4,995)
ROG Phone 8 Pro
Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform / 16GB / 512GB / Phantom Black
₱60,995AeroActive Cooler X
(worth PHP 4,995)
ROG Phone 8 Pro
Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform / 24GB / 1TB / Phantom Black / AeroActive Cooler X  
₱75,995ROG Cetra True Wireless
(worth PHP 4,510)

The ROG Phone 8 series is available at your nearest ASUS, ROG, and Multibrand Stores nationwide, with a one-year local warranty. Take advantage of our Early Bird Promotion to receive the AeroActive Cooler X or the ROG Cetra True Wireless on select variants. 

Enjoy flexible payment options with Home Credit’s 12-month 0% interest installment plan when you buy the ROG Phone 8 at any supported branch. 

Upgrade your old ROG Phone now with ROG’s trade-in program and get up to PHP 22,000-off your purchase.

To rewatch the livestream and to learn more about the incredible ROG products, visit https://ph.asus.click/transcendence.

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