After announcing the series at CES earlier this year, ASUS Australia have announced the ROG Phone 8 series is now available in Australia.

While the ROG Phone 8 series retains it’s high powered internal specs, which this year includes a large 6.78” LTPO display which can support up to 120Hz refresh rate and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor with up to 24GB of DDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage in the ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition, it’s the design that is the biggest news this year.

The ROG Phone 8 series has undergone a facelift to appeal to broader audience, eschewing some of the more gamer themed elements of previous ROG Phone releases for a more mainstream look. The new design features a thinner, lighter body with thinner bezels. It’s not all about going mainstream though, with both the ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro including the AniMe display on the rear which can ‘display preset or user-created animations’.

The thinner design doesn’t impact the long battery life we’ve come to know and love from the ROG phone series, with a 5,500 mAh battery that can be charged by the dual USB Type C ports on the base and side of the phone. The Dual-Cell technology in the battery means you can charge super fast, and if you need it, you can wirelessly charge as well.

ASUS is also spruiking the camera credentials of the ROG Phone 8 series, with a triple camera setup on the rear of the phone including a 50MP main sensor on a 6-axis gimbal for more steady shots, a 32MP telephoto sensor with up to 3x Optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilisation for clear photos, and a 13MP ultrawide sensor with up to 120° field of view with minimal distortion. For selfie lovers, there’s a 32MP ultra-wide camera on the front to snap you at your best.

ASUS will be launching the ROG Phone 8 with Android 14 on-board, as well as a host of AI focused features including X-Sense, X Capture, AI Grabber for gaming; and AI Noise Cancellation, AI Wallpaper, Semantic Search for lifestyle.

ASUS have announced the ROG Phone 8, ROG Phone 8 Pro and ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition (1TB storage and 24GB RAM) are available in Australia from today through JB Hifi and the ASUS e-Shop.

•             ROG Phone 8 – AUD 1,799

•             ROG Phone 8 Pro – AUD 1,999

•             ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition – AUD 2,499