Asus unveiled the Zenfone 3 series that includes the Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Deluxe at the Computex 2016 in May, now the company has started orders for the Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Deluxe smartphones in Taiwan. It has also unveiled a variant of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe with the latest Snapdragon 821 SoC, 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Other specifications are same as the original Zenfone 3 Deluxe.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe specifications
- 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display with 100% NTSC color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass4 protection
- Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 / 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0
- 23MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS, Laser AF
- 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture 85-degree wide-viewing angle
- Fingerprint sensor
- Hybrid dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
- Dimensions: 156.4 x 77.4 x 4.2 ~ 7.5 mm; Weight: 170g
- 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB 3.0 Type-C
- Dual Five-magnet speakers, NXP smart amplifier, Hi-Res Audio (HRA)
- 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and BoostMaster Fast Charging
The high-end Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at NT $ 24,990 (US$ 775 / Rs. 52090 approx.), the mid-range Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at NT $ 17,990 (U$ 558 / Rs. 37,520 approx.) and the base variant with Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at NT $ 15,990 (U$ 496 / Rs. 33,345 approx.). The Zenfone 3 Deluxe will go on sale in Taiwan and Hong Kong early August, but the Snapdragon 821 variant is expected to arrive later.
The Zenfone 3 starts at 7,990 (U$ 248 / Rs. 16,660 approx.) and the Zenfone 3 Ultra is priced at NT $ 17,990 (U$ 558 / Rs. 37,520 approx.). The base variant of the Zenfone 3 is now on sale in Taiwan and the other variants along with the Zenfone 3 Ultra are available for order and will start shipping from the end of of July. We went hands-on with the Zenfone 3 Deluxe at the Computex, check out the video.