ASUS Announces The ZenFone 3

ASUS ZenFone 3s

ASUS has just announced the successor to last year’s popular ZenFone 2, with three different models right out of the gateā€”the budget ZenFone 3, the premium ZenFone 3 Deluxe and the gigantic ZenFone 3 Ultra.

All handsets are now powered by Qualcomm chips, as the Intel Atom is no more; for more on that I recommend having a listen to the most recent episode of the LPX podcast. Each of the new devices also have cameras with optical and electronic image stabilization, dual SIM support and fingerprint scanners integrated into the volume controls on the back.

The phones were announced on ASUS’ home turf at the COMPUTEX electronics show in Taipei. Prices and dates for a North American release aren’t yet confirmed, but the specs are; read on for a video introduction and breakdown of each device.

ZenFone 3

  • 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel Super IPS+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Up to 4GB of RAM
  • Up to 64GB of storage
  • 16MP rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Up to Cat 6 LTE
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • USB 2.0 Type-C connector
  • Gold, blue, black, or white colour options

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

  • 5.7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • Up to 6GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of storage
  • 23MP rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Up to Cat 13 LTE
  • 3,000 mAH battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • USB 3.0 Type-C connector
  • Gold, silver, and grey colour options

ZenFone 3 Ultra

  • 6.8 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
  • Up to 4GB of RAM
  • Up to 128GB of storage
  • 23MP rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Up to Cat 6 LTE
  • 4,600 mAH battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • USB 3.0 Type-C connector
  • Grey, silver, and pink colour options

Sources: Liliputing, The Verge

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