Asus, known for crafting some of the best gaming phones, secured two spots on our 2023 top 10 list with the Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate and the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate. Recently, the company made waves by announcing its upcoming gaming smartphone will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm’s latest flagship Android silicon. Now, the debut of this next-gen ROG phone seems imminent.An official teaser image of the ROG Phone 8 surfaced on X (via Android Authority
), confirming its impending arrival and offering a sneak peek at its back. The image unveils a significant camera bump housing three cameras and a flash, hinting at a robust photographic setup.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
, coupled with the gaming features seen in ROG phones—such as ultrasonic buttons delivering strong haptic feedback—positions the Asus ROG Phone 8 series as a strong contender for one of the best gaming phones
to anticipate in 2024. Oh, and the tweet accompanying the announcement adds an intriguing layer with the phrase “Beyond gaming,” suggesting a focus beyond just performance and gaming. It is exciting to see what Asus has up its sleeve.
As of now, the exact launch date for the ROG Phone 8 remains unknown. Looking at the company’s past patterns, the Asus ROG Phone 7 was released in the spring of this year, while the ROG Phone 6 made its debut in the summer of 2022. If Asus maintains this trend, there may still be some time before we approach the official announcement of the ROG Phone 8.
However, the fact that Asus is teasing the ROG Phone 8 now hints at the potential for a CES 2024 launch. Asus often reveals many of its products during CES, and the event has been the stage for significant releases, including the debut of the first-generation ZenFone.
CES, organized by the Consumer Technology Association, is an annual trade show held in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada. The event is known for featuring presentations unveiling new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.