- The ROG Phone 8 series will have different models for Chinese and global markets including India.
- The ROG Phone 8 series is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.
- Asus also has the ROG Phone 7D under production for a launch later this year.
If you are a gaming smartphone lover, you must have heard about Asus’ ROG Phone series. It is a well-known name in the gaming smartphone niche and its latest offerings are the ROG Phone 7 and ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. These phones were made official less than half a year ago and we have already started to hear reports about the next-generation models. The company is rumoured to be working on the ROG Phone 8 series which has just been spotted online.
Asus ROG Phone 8 Series Model Numbers Leaked
GSMChina has reported about spotting the upcoming ROG Phone 8 series on the IMEI database website. The alleged listing shows potential ROG Phone 8 series models along with respective model numbers. If true, it will help with the sighting of the phones on other certification websites ahead of the release.
The report says Asus is working on three ROG Phone 8 models. These are supposedly named ROG Phone 8, ROG Phone 8 Pro, and ROG Phone 8 Ultimate. It goes without saying the “Ultimate” will be the most high-end and feature-rich model in the whole lineup. It will also be the most expensive smartphone for the obvious reasons.
The ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Ultimate are listed with model numbers ASUS_AI2401_A and ASUS_AI2401_C. The first one is said to be the model number for the global variant and the second one is for the variant meant for specific regions like China and India. For some reason, the ROG Phone 8 Pro is listed with a single model number ASUS_AI2401_E.
This is pretty much what has been revealed by the rumoured ROG Phone 8 IMEI database listing. It does not offer any details about the possible specifications and features. However, there are speculations Asus would opt for Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor on the ROG Phone 8 series.
This is not surprising because you need to have the latest flagship processor to have a shot at becoming the best gaming smartphone. The next-gen chipset from Qualcomm recently made an appearance on the Geekbench website. The listing showed it with a Cortex-X4 core clocked at 3.19GHz, five Cortex-A720 cores clocked at 2.96GHz, and two Cortex-A520 cores clocked at 2.27GHz.
Asus was recently reported to working on shutting down the Zenfone smartphone division. The company has officially denied those claims since and assured more smartphones will launch in both Zenfone and ROG Phone families in the future. Some rumours suggest Asus has the ROG Phone 7D series lined up for launch in the second half of 2023. These phones will largely be the same as the ROG Phone 7 series but will come with the MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ processor as the biggest difference.