Asus had introduced its next-generation Zenfone 3-series smartphones at Computex in May this year. Now, the company has announced that it will launch the Zenfone 3 smartphone in India on August 17. The company has also sent out media invites for the event titled ‘Asus Z3NVOLUTION’. Also Read - Asus ROG Zephyrus, TUF series laptops refreshed for 2021: Price, specifications and more
At the Computex, Asus had launched the Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra. Recently, Asus had expanded the series with the Zenfone 3 Laser and Zenfone 3 Max. According to a Times of India report, Asus is likely to launch its Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor at August 17 event. Right now, there’s no word on whether the company will unveil just the Zenfone 3 or other variants as well. Also Read - Asus Snapdragon edition gaming phone leaks, could this be another Poco F1 designed for 2021?
The new series succeeds Asus’ popular Zenfone 2 series, which includes smartphones for as low as Rs 8,999, and goes up to Rs 23,000 approximately. With the Zenfone 3 series, Asus has brought in the fingerprint scanner, which is already becoming an essential element in the smartphones. Other upgrades include unibody design with metal frames as well as USB Type-C port for fast charging.
Asus Zenfone 3 specifictaions
The Asus Zenfone 3 smartphone res a metal frame with diamond-cut edges and 2.5D glass. It features a 5.5-inch TFT LED full HD (1080p) display. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. Also on offer is 32GB of onboard storage.
On the camera front, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0, laser autofocus and OIS, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera of aperture f/2.0 and wide angle lens of 88-degrees. Up front, the camera also features 4-axis OIS. The smartphone comes with a 3,000mAh battery. On the connectivity front, the smartphone supports 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. The smartphone runs Android Marshmallow 6.0.
The Asus Zenfone 3 prices start at $249 which is approximately Rs 16,800. If the device is launched in the same price range, the smartphone will face tough competition in the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Moto G4 Plus and Lenovo Vibe K5 Note.