Yesterday, ASUS India launched the all new Zenfone 3 series – Zenfone 3, Ultra, Deluxe and Laser at the Z3NVOLUTION event in Delhi, India. 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 take a look at the specifications, features, pricing and availability of the ASUS Zenfone 3 here.
ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL / ZE552KL) Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone 3 features a 5.2-inch (ZE520KL) / 5.5-inch (ZE552KL) (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super IPS+ display, which is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has 500 cd/m2 of brightness. The display has a screen-to-body ratio of 77.3% and comes with a 2.1 mm narrow bezel. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 14nm processor along with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory (ZE520KL) / 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM (ZE552KL), which can be further expanded up to 2 TB 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 Zenfone 3 rocks a 16 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens, 4 Stop OIS, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) 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. On the front, it has a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 88-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD), and comes with a fingerprint sensor (360-degree recognition) on the back, that will unlock the device in just 0.22 seconds. It is 7.69 mm / 7.7 mm thick and weighs 144 grams / 155 grams, respectively.
On the connectivity front, it comes with 4G with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C and GPS. The ZE520KL packs in a 2,650 mAh battery whereas the ZE552KL has a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood.
The ASUS Zenfone 3 ZE520KL with 5.2-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM has been priced at Rs 21,999 whereas the Zenfone 3 ZE552KL variant with 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM costs Rs 27,999 in India. It is now on sale via all major e-commerce websites like Amazon India, Flipkart, Snapdeal and in chain stores like Sangeetha Mobiles. It will also go on sale via all leading retail stores across the country by the end of August 2016. It is available in Shimmer Gold, Sapphire Black and Moonlight White color variants. The company has also launched the Zenfone 3 Ultra, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Laser.