ASUS India has officially launched the first smartphone in the world that is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe in India at the Z3NVOLUTION event in India on August 17 along with the other Zenfone 3 series smartphones. ASUS had unveiled the new Zenfone 3 series – Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Deluxe at the Computex 2016 back in May this year. The company had also launched the new Zenfone 3 Laser and Zenfone 3 Max last month in Vietnam. Lets go through the specifications, features, pricing and availability of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe below.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe features a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and has 100% NTSC color. The display has a screen-to-body ratio of 79% and comes with a 1.3 mm ultra narrow bezel. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 / 821 processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It has 6 GB of RAM and comes with 64 / 256 GB of internal memory, which is further expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. It runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with Zen UI 3.0 on top of it. The device comes with an aluminium alloy unibody design and does not have any antenna lines at the back, which is usually seen on the metal smartphones.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe rocks a 23 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS and Laser AF. It has ASUS TriTech autofocus system, which will automatically select 2nd generation laser, phase detection or continuous focus for 0.03 second quick focus and subject tracking. It also shoots 4K videos and comes with ASUS Pixelmaster 3.0 camera software. On the front, it has a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD card), and comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back. It is 4.2 ~ 7.5 mm thick and weighs 170 grams. The device also has dual five-magnet speakers along with NXP smart amplifier and Hi-Res Audio (HRA).
On the connectivity front, it comes with 4G LTE with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.0 Type-C and GPS. The phablet comes with a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood, that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and BoostMaster Fast Charging.
The ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe is available in Glacier Silver, Sand Gold and Titanium Gray color variants. It has been priced at Rs 49,999 for Snapdragon 820 + 64GB ROM variant and Rs 62,999 for Snapdragon 821 + 256GB ROM model in India. It will be sold via all major e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Paytm, ShopClues, Tata CLiQ and leading retail stores along with Asus Exclusive Stores across the country starting from September 2016. The company has also launched the Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Laser.