ASUS loves to showcase and unveil its new product lineup at Computex, which is held at Taipei in Taiwan. Hence, this year would be no different and we can expect numerous new Zen products to be showcased at Computex 2016 between May 31 to June 4. However, ASUS is holding a Press Event called “Zenvolution” at 2 PM CST, May 30 (Monday) in Humble House Taipei and we are expecting the company to unveil its Zenfone 3 lineup.
ASUS is expected to launch new ZenPad tablets, ZenWatch smartwatch, ZenBook laptops, maybe a ZenVR too since it is the latest happening thing in the tech industry, along with the most awaited Zenfone 3 smartphone lineup. The countdown page has both ASUS and Intel branding and hence we can expect few products to be powered by Intel’s processors. Although, it remains to be seen if these processors will be limited to laptops and tablets or will continue to feature in the Zenfone smartphone lineup as well. Lets check out the rumoured specifications of the Zenfone 3 smartphones.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Rumoured Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone 3 will come with a thin aluminium design and sport 2.5D glass on both the front and rear side of the device. If we go by the rendered images, the smartphone will have a square rear camera module, that would be accompanied by a dual tone LED flash and a Laser Auto Focus. The phone is also expected to come with a biometric sensor. It will have three capacitive keys below the display, as usual. Most specifications of the device were not listed but it will feature a USB Type-C connector, front-facing flash and an optional “Smart Flip Cover”.
Now, if we move our attention towards the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, it will have a similar metal design but will come with a physical home button below the display along with two capacitive buttons on both sides. A fingerprint sensor has been mostly baked into that physical home button. Hence, the normal Zenfone 3 is likely to miss out on a fingerprint sensor, which is very disappointing, since fingerprint sensors are available on most budget smartphones nowadays.
The ASUS Zenfone 3 will be available in Silver, Gold and Black color variants. It will be announced at an event in Humble House Taipei on May 30 at 2 PM CST (6:00 GMT). The event will also be live streamed by ASUS.