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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 Launched


Asus, as promised, has revealed the availability details of the ZenFone range of smartphones. At an event in Taiwan on Tuesday, the company also unveiled a new ZenFone 3 Deluxe variant which will be the first commercial smartphone featuring the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. The Taiwanese company also unveiled the ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) tablet.

The all-new Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe has been priced at TWD 24,990 (approximately Rs. 52,000) and will go on sale later this year. Other ZenFone 3 Deluxe variants featuring Snapdragon 820 will go on sale early next month in Taiwan. No word on other markets as of now. Asus confirmed that ZenFone 3 is now available in Taiwan while the ZenFone 3 Ultra is up for pre-orders and is expected to be available by end of this month.

Asus has give its flagship Deluxe smartphone a full metal body design with invisible antenna bands. It has a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super AMOLED display and a 79 per cent screen-to-body ratio.
It has a 23MP camera with the latest Sony IMX318 image sensor, f/2.0 aperture lens, and 4-axis optical image stabilization and 4K video recording.
Asus says that the camera has both OIS and EIS which is electronic image stabilisation to ensure better videos. The camera also has a Super Resolution mode where it can take a 92 mp picture ( five pictures are taken in burst mode and stitched together to bump up the resolution). It also has a colour sensor on the back along with LED flash; this is to improve white balance, says Asus.

Zenfone 3 has 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super IPS+ display, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and rear of the phone. The design is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge series.
It runs Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, has up to 4 GB RAM and 64GB ROM, a 16MP rear camera + 8MP front camera and a fingerprint scanner on the back.
ZenFone 3 Ultra is the phablet with the big 6.8-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) display and a full metal unibody design. It runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics, and has up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB ROM
It also features a 23 MP rear camera, and has a fingerprint scanner on the front. ZenFone 3 Ultra has a 4600mAh battery and Quick Charge 3.0 technology.