After an unveiling at Computex 2016 earlier this year, Asus is all set to launch its Zenfone 3 series in India today. The event is scheduled to kick off today at 4:00PM IST, but Snapdeal just jumped the gun and has revealed the India price and availability of the Zenfone 3. The Asus Zenfone 3 will be going on sale via Snapdeal, priced at Rs 21,999. Also Read - Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325U review: Premium design, snappy performanceAlso Read - Asus ROG Zephyrus, TUF series laptops refreshed for 2021: Price, specifications and more
As per the listing on Snapdeal, Asus will be launching two variants of the Zenfone 3 — ZE520KL with a 5.2-inch display, and the ZE520KL with a 5.5-inch display. As far as we can make out, the Rs 21,999 price tag is for the variant with the 5.2-inch display, which also offers 32GB built-in storage along with 3GB of RAM. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
While the 5.5-inch variant is also named ZE520KL we feel there could be some mistake, as the Zenfone 3 5.5-inch variant launched in international markets was named ZE552KL. While both variants share all the specifications and features, this variant does come with 64GB built-in storage as well as 4GB of RAM.
Asus Zenfone 3 specifications
The Zenfone 3 flaunts a full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution display with 2.5D curved glass covering it, and it is powered by a 2GHz Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor. On the photography front, the smartphone is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, laser auto-focus and OIS, while up front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 88 degrees wide angle lens.
The Zenfone 3 also features a 3,000mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner at the back and connectivity options like 4G LTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS. The smartphone runs Android Marshmallow 6.0 out-of-the-box. With a price tag of Rs 21,999, the Zenfone 3 will be up against the likes of the Xiaomi Mi 5, OnePlus 2 and Samsung Galaxy A7 to name a few.
Interestingly, Snapdeal doesn’t mention the Zenfone 3 Ultra or the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which too are expected to be launched today. Asus’ launch event kicks off at 4:00PM IST, and here’s how you can watch the live stream online, including in 360-degrees virtual reality.