At the ongoing Computex 2016 trade show in Taipei, Asus has launched the next-generation Zenfone 3-series smartphones. Called Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra, these smartphones bring major upgrades in terms of design and features. One of the talking points of these smartphones is the unibody design with metal frame, fingerprint scanner and the new USB Type-C connectivity port. Also Read - Asus commercial PCs launched in India: Check out the new machines
Asus Zenfone 3 price, specifications, features: The Zenfone 3 smartphone features a metal frame with diamond-cut edges and 2.5D glass, both front and back. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch TFT LED full HD (1080p) display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC running at 2GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. The smarpthone also features 32GB of onboard storage. Also Read - Asus to launch commercial laptop lineup today: How to watch livestream
In the photography department, it features a 16-megpaixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0, laser autofocus and OIS, and an 8-megpaixel front-facing camera of aperture f/2.0 and wide angle lens of 88-degrees. The rear camera also features 4-axis OIS and 3-axis EIS to let you capture blur-free photos. The smartphone is armed with a 3,000mAh battery and USB Type-C connector for charging and data transfer. Also Read - Asus updates its ROG, TUF and VivoBook gaming series with 10th Gen Intel processors
The Asus Zenfone 3 prices start at $249 (which is approximately Rs 16,800). However, there is no word on when the company plans to launch the smartphone in India.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe price, specifications, features: One of the key highlights of the phablet is Pure Metal technology all metal unibody design with invisible antenna lines. With 79 percent screen to body ratio, it comes with 1.3mm ultra slim bezels on the sides. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back, just below the camera module.
The phablet flaunts a 5.7-inch AMOLED full HD (1080p) display. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 530GPU, 6GB of RAM. It also features 128GB UFS onboard storage. The smartphone features Quick Charge 3.0 feature to charge up to 60 percent battery in 39 minutes, Asus claims. For connectivity, there is USB Type-C 3.0 port for charging and data transfer.
For shutterbugs, the phablet sports a 23-megpaixel Sony IMX 318 Sensor at the back covered with Sapphire crystal glass. It also includes PDAF with a speed of 0.3 seconds, laser auto-focus, continuous auto-focus. The camera also supports 4K video recording. That’s not all; the camera also includes 4-axis OIS with six-axis sensing and EIS (electronic image stabilization). There is also super resolution mode that can capture 92-megapixel photos with incredible details, Asus claims. It will be offered sapphire black, blue, white, lux gold color variants.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe prices start at $499 (which is approximately Rs 33,500) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage variant. However, there is no word in when Asus will be bringing the smartphone to Indian shores.
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra specifications, features: The phablet features a sleek and slim design with invisible antenna bands. It flaunts a 6.88-inch full HD (1080p) IPS display with 79 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The phablet also features 64GB of onboard storage.
In the photography department, the Zenfone 3 Ultra sports the same 23-megpaixel rear camera as on the Zenfone 3 Deluxe with PDAF and 4K video recording capabilities. Armed with a 4,600mAh battery and USB Type-C connector with DisplayPort support, Asus says the phablet comes with 4K TV-grade video processor.
Asus has also worked on the audio chops for the Zenfone 3 Ultra with the addition of SonicMaster 3.0 audio enhancement. The phablet features dual 5 magnet speakers, DTS Headphone X with virtual 7.1 channel surround sound audio and High-Res Audio support to offer 4X better clarity compared to CD quality audio. Asus also says that the speaker is 2.4 times louder and offers 42 percent less distortion compared to the ordinary speakers.
Offered in gray, silver and pink color options, the Zenfone 3 Ultra price starts at $479 (which is approximately Rs 32,100) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage variant. However, there is no word on the Indian availability yet.
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