|ASUS Unveils ZenFone 3 Deluxe; 5.7-inch FHD Display, Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM, 256 ROM|
Standing up top the premium end of the Zenfone 3 lineup is the Deluxe edition, complete with high-end performance and gorgeous build quality. ASUS says that the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is a smartphone that combines both craftsmanship and technical brilliance, and we have no reason to dispute that judging by its hardware specifications and impressive form factor.
Similar to the Ultra, the Deluxe variant also comes with an entirely invisible antenna to deliver a sleek, all-metal seamless design. However, that's not really what the Deluxe is all about. ASUS first attempted to change the game when it released the first smartphone with 4GB RAM in the form of the ZenFone 2. Now, the company wants to go overkill as it equips the Deluxe with a whopping 6GB of RAM.
See Also: ASUS Transformer 3 Pro Unveiled at COMPUTEX 2016
As far as the specifications go, the Deluxe comes with beastly performance underneath its beautiful shell. First off, it's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with a 2.15GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 GPU. There's the aforementioned 6GB of RAM for that lag-free experience, too. It also features Cat. 13 4G LTE, which promises to deliver up to 600Mbps speeds. Furthermore, USB Type-C comes into play, allowing its 3000mAh to charge up to 60% in just 39 minutes.
|23MP f/2.0 Camera, Laser Auto Focus, Fingerprint Sensor|
For an extra layer of security, the Deluxe features a rear fingerprint scanner that's optimally positioned to read your fingerprints in just a fraction of a second.
Also Read: ASUS Announces Zenbo, Home Companion Robot for only $599
On the photography department, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe PixelMaster 3.0 comes in with a 23MP camera with 92MP Super Resolution Technology. It also features a large f/2.0 aperture lens as well as TriTech autofocus, OIS and EIS. Up front, there's an 8MP selfie shooter with wide-angle lens.
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe will be available at a starting price of $499 (Php23,000) and will come in Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Shimmer Gold. At the moment, however, there's still no word as to when the device will be officially released.
ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Specs:
- 3G: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
- FDD LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/29/30
- Dual nano SIM, dual standby
- 5.7-inch FHD(1920x1080) Super AMOLED touchscreen display
- Dimensions: 156.4mm x 77.4mm x 4.2mm ~ 7.5 mm
- Weight: 170 grams
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 64-bit Qualcomm® Quad-Core Processor Snapdragon™ 820 @2.15Ghz
- 6GB of RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via a micro SD card
- 23MP Camera, f/2.0 aperture, 6 P Largan lens
- 8MP Camera , f/2.0 aperture 85˚ wide-viewing angle
- Multimedia player
- USB Type-C
- 3.5mm audio jack
- WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth v4.2
- Sensors: Accelerator/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity sensor/Hall sensor/Ambient light sensor/RGB sensor/IR sensor/Fingerprint
- Battery: 3,000mAh
- Color: Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Rose Gold
- Price: $499 (Php23,000)