Asus’ latest gaming phone is thinner, lighter, and sprinkled with AI

Model holds up ROG Phone 8 to camera.
The ROG Phone 8 Pro and Pro Edition have small displays on their backs. | Image: Asus

Asus’ ROG phones have always been targeted squarely at gamers, but with the ROG Phone 8, the company could broaden the lineup’s appeal. The ROG Phone 8, ROG Phone 8 Pro, and ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition are thinner (8.9mm versus 10.49mm for the ROG Phone 7), lighter (225g compared to 239g), have better dust and water resistance (IP68 versus IP54), and also now include wireless charging at up to 15W — desirable features regardless of whether you’re a smartphone gamer.

The ROG Phone 8 lineup consists of the standard ROG Phone 8, the ROG Phone 8 Pro, and the ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition, which each differ slightly in design and specs. The $1,099.99 (€1,099.99 / £949.99) ROG Phone 8 has an RGB logo on its back and comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of…

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