ASUS India launched the all new Zenfone 3 series – Zenfone 3, Ultra, Deluxe and Laser at the Z3NVOLUTION event in Delhi, India yesterday. 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 Ultra here.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra features a 6.8-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display, that comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 79% and has Tru2Life+ Video technology. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (Quad 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2 GHz A53) processor along with Adreno 510 GPU. It has 4 GB of RAM and comes with 64 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 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 Ultra 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, dual five-magnet stereo speakers, NXP smart amplifier and Hi-Res Audio (HRA). It is 6.8 mm thick and weighs 223 grams.
On the connectivity front, it comes with 4G LTE, 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 4,600 mAh battery under the hood, that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and can also charge other devices (act as a powerbank) over 1.5A current.
The ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra is available in Glacier Silver, Rose Gold and Titanium Gray color variants. It has been priced at Rs 49,999 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 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Laser.