ASUS’ Latest ROG Phone 8 Series Gaming Phones “AniMe Vision” And They’re Out Now In Australia

Get in the phone, Shinji.

ASUS has dropped its ROG Phone 8 and ROG Phone 8 Pro gaming phones into Aussie stores today, bringing next-level mobile gaming performance along with some big-ticket features – one of which includes a programmable mini-LED panel on the back of the ROG Phone 8 Pro that ASUS calls “AniMe Vision” and can be customised to play user-created animations.

The 341-element display can play pre-built animations or users can edit and upload their own, and there are even secret animations to discover by touching the phone to another ROG Phone 8 Pro, which is the most unnecessary but incredible feature. It’s one of the key differences between the two version of the phone aside from bigger storage and RAM on the Pro, but if you ask me it’s the main reason to opt for the more premium model.

It reminds me a lot of the display on the ASUS ROG Azoth keyboard, which I reviewed and loved.

Some of the other features that ASUS is touting on its latest foray into uber-powerful gaming phones with the ASUS ROG Phone 8 Series are a slimmer, lighter design with big performance powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the world’s first IP68 water and dust resistant rating in a gaming phone, a huge 6.78″ 165 Hz flexible AMOLED screen with LTPO adaptive refresh, AI-powered camera with a 50MP main camera and a number of other AI-enabled performance and usability features. Backing all of this up is a huge 5,500mAh for maximum juice.

The ASUS ROG Phone 8 series is available right now in Australia from the ASUS Store as well as JB Hi-Fi.

ROG Phone 8 Pro 1TB– $2499 AUD – ASUS Store | JB Hi-Fi

ROG Phone 8 Pro 512GB – $1999 AUD – ASUS Store | JB Hi-Fi

ROG Phone 8 256GB (Black) – $1799 AUD – ASUS Store | JB Hi-Fi

ROG Phone 8 256GB (Grey) – $1799 AUD – ASUS Store | JB Hi-Fi

ROG Phone 8 DEVILCASE – $54 AUD – JB Hi-Fi

ROG Phone 8 Aero Active Cooler X – $149 AUD – JB Hi-Fi

ROG Phone 8 Antibacterial Screen Protector – $49 AUD – JB Hi-Fi