A new high-end variant of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 chipset, 6GB RAM and 256 GB of storage has been officially launched in Taiwan. The company had unveiled the Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra at Computex 2016. Now, ASUS has started taking orders for the Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Deluxe in Taiwan. Lets check out the specifications, features and pricing of the new device below.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe 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 / 128 / 256 GB of internal memory, which is expandable 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), 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 new high-end ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM and 265GB storage has been priced at NT $24,990 (US $776 / INR Rs 52,063 approximately) whereas the mid-range Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage costs NT $17,990 (U $558 / INR Rs 37,480 approximately) and the base variant with Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage has been priced at NT $15,990 (U $496 / INR Rs 33,313 approximately). The Snapdragon 820 variants of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe will be going on sale in Taiwan and Hong Kong starting early August, however the Snapdragon 821 variant will arrive later.
Also, the Zenfone 3 pricing starts at NT $7,990 (U $248 / INR Rs 16,664 approximately) and the Zenfone 3 Ultra will cost NT $17,990 (U $558 / INR Rs 37,480 approximately). The base variant of the Zenfone 3 can now be purchased in Taiwan whereas the other variants along with the Zenfone 3 Ultra can be ordered now and will start shipping by the end of this month (July 2016).