Asus Zenfone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra Launched
Asus has launched the new Zenfone 3 series at the Zenvolution event in Taipei. The stab at others seems to be too big in this case with the $499 Zenfone Deluxe offering virtually the best spec-set.
The base model of the launch is the Asus ZenFone 3, priced at $249 it has a 5.5-inch full-HD Super IPS LCD display with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Running a Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of inbuilt storage.
For cameras, a 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor and ASUS TriTech autofocus that combines second-generation laser autofocus, phase detection autofocus and contrast detection autofocus. The camera has an RGB sensor, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis optical stabilization for stills and 3-axis electronic stabilization for video. The phone packs a 3000mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor sits on the back. The Zenfone 3 series have USB 2.0 Type-C connectors.
The high-end ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the flagship model and features a new design full metal body with no visible antenna lines and 4.2mm edges.
The display is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, and the Zenfone 3 Deluxe runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and variants available with up to 6GB of RAM.
The main camera is a 23 megapixel Sony IMX318 camera with f2.0 aperture, 4-axis OIS, and 4K video support plus the super-resolution mode has been bumped up to 92 megapixels. ZenFone 3 Deluxe uses a USB Type-C connector with USB 3.0 and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor on the back. The Zenfone 3 has a single five-magnet speaker and Hi-Res Audio support.
The Zenfone 3 Ultra comes with a 6.8-inch 1080p display it borrows the cameras from the Zenfone 3 Deluxe and the processing from the Zenfone 3. with a 23 MP primary camera and Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of inbuilt storage.
The pricing of the phones is as follows $249 for the ZenFone 3, $499 for the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and $479 for the ZenFone 3 Ultra.
Zenfone 3 Deluxe
Zenfone 3 Ultra
|Display||5.5 inch Full HD||5.7 inch full HD Super AMOLED||6.8 inch Full HD|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080p||1920 x 1080p||1920 x 1080p|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|CPU||2.0 GHz octa-core||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53||2.0 GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU||Mali-T860MP2||Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU|
|RAM||3GB/4GB||Up To 6GB||4GB|
|Storage||32GB flash storage||64GB||64GB|
|Rear Camera||16MP OIS and ASUS TriTech Laser Focus||23 MP, OIS and ASUS TriTech Laser Focus||23 MP, OIS and ASUS TriTech Laser Focus|
|Battery||3,000 mAh||3,000 mAh||4,600 mAh battery|
|Connectivity||4G Dual SIM||4G Dual SIM||4G Dual SIM|
|OS||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0||Android 6.0.1|