In an unorthodox preview, ASUS itself lifts the veil on the ROG Phone 8 design ahead of schedule through a website Easter egg. Sharp fans solved a camera quiz only to be rewarded with two clean angles of the 2023 flagship, highlighting a less polarizing overhaul.
Gone is the angular cyberpunk aesthetic that defined past ROG models. In its place sits a sleeker and symmetrical silhouette with more mainstream phone appeal. Yet ASUS strives to retain “gamer” flair via rear RGB logo and subtle etched decals.
The glimpse also affirms massive imaging upgrades arriving with the number ‘8.’ A protruding square camera island makes room for wider sensors including an intriguing periscope lens pairing. Earlier rumors suggested possible 10x optical zoom, which would eclipse anything rival gaming rigs offer by miles.
Of course ASUS looks to retain hallmarks like an advanced cooling system, high refresh rate OLED panel, ultrasonic triggers and a lavish accessory ecosystem. Not to mention top-end power almost certainly coming from the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform.
In any case, the site teaser seems to verify the ROG Phone 8 as one of the stars of ASUS’ January event in Las Vegas. There the company will showcase its 2023 portfolio of cutting edge PC and mobile kit tailor-made for digital diehards.
And the cleaned-up yet capability-packed ROG Phone 8 promises to set new bars in the ever more crowded gaming phone niche. Because while the surface got a tamer treatment, hints of telescopic cameras and bleeding edge specs confirm real magic still lies underneath.
So stay tuned for official details soon on specs, pricing and availability as launch beckons. But in the interim, fans at least have an exclusive early preview care of ASUS itself. Seems the company wants to spark early buzz over a formidable Pixel-style glow up.