Qualcomm yesterday unveiled the Snapdragon 821 SoC, which offers 10 percent improved performance when compared to the Snapdragon 820 chipset. While the yet-to-be-launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was widely expected to be the first device to be powered by the new silicon, Asus has gone ahead and surprised us all. The Taiwanese company has today launched a new variant of its Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which is powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 30,000 for multitasking to buy in October 2021Also Read - Best laptops to buy under Rs 50000 in India: Dell Inspiron 5578, Acer Aspire E, and more
Asus unveiled the Zenfone 3 Deluxe at Computex 2016 earlier this year. The smartphone will be available in three variants with the top-end powered by Snapdragon 821 chipset. This top-end variant also comes with 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, and is priced at NT$24,990 (Rs 52,100 approximately). Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 30,000 to buy for daily usage in October 2021
The remaining two variants will continue to be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. The 64GB variant with 4GB RAM is priced at NT$17,990 (Rs 37,500 approximately), and lastly the 32GB variant with 4GB RAM is priced at NT$15,990 (Rs 33,300 approximately).
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe specifications, features: The smartphone flaunts a 5.7-inch full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and glove mode. It also features a microSD card slot, fingerprints canner, and a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
For photography enthusiasts, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe comes with a 23-megapixel snapper with Sony IMX 318 image sensor, PDAF support, laser auto-focus, and 4K video recording. The camera also supports 4-axis OIS with six-axis sensing and EIS (electronic image stabilization). There is also a super resolution mode that lets users shoot up to 92-megapixel photos.
Asus says that its Zenfone 3 Deluxe Snapdragon 820 variants will go on sale in Taiwan and Hong Kong sometime next month. The Snapdragon 821 variant though will only go on sale sometime later. Asus hasn’t revealed an exact time frame, or whether the smartphone would be available in other markets.