Monday , August 21 2017

Asus Zenfone 3 launches in 3 sizes with Deluxe and Ultra models along for the ride

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At Computex in Taipei, Asus has taken the wraps of the latest phones in their Zenfone series with a series of three Snapdragon powered handsets. The Asus Zenfone 3 also has an Ultra and Deluxe Model coming to market alongside and though they have different specs, are all pretty well high end.

The Zenfone series are all powered by Qualcomm processors, though the higher end models come with more powerful processors the phones all come with similar specs in terms of screen resolution, but there’s differences in the screen sizes. The type of panel is also different with both AMOLED and LCD being used in the three phones.

Cameras are reportedly powered by Sony’s 16MP IMX298 sensor on the Zenfone 3 while the Ultra and Deluxe models get an update to the 23MP IMX318 sensor. Both of the rear camera sensors used on the range come with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). The Zenfone 3 and the Zenfone Deluxe also list a Sapphire Lens so no scratches on those bad boys. All three also come with Laser phase detection for almost instant auto-focus.

Zenfone 3 Zenfone 3 Ultra Zenfone 3 Deluxe
Screen 5.5″ FullHD (1920×1080) 6.8″ FullHD (1920×1080) IPS Display 5.7″ FullHD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED
Processor 64-bit Qualcomm® Octa-Core ProcessorSnapdragon™ 625 @2.0Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm® Quad-Core ProcessorSnapdragon™ 652 @1.8Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm® Quad-Core ProcessorSnapdragon™ 820 @2.15Ghz
GPU Adreno™ 506 Adreno™ 510 Adreno™ 530 624 MHz with OpenGL 3.0 support
RAM 3GB / 4GB LPDDR3 8GB
Storage eMCP32GB/ 64GB / 128GB with microSD Card slot eMMC32GB/ 64GB / 128GB with microSD Card slot UFS64GB/ 128GB / 256GB with microSD Card slot
Rear Camera 16MP IMX298 sensor with OIS & EIS f/2.0 aperture
Dual-LED real tone flash
23MP IMX318 sensor with OIS and EIS f/2.0 aperture
Dual-LED real tone flash
Front Camera 8MP Camera , f/2.0 aperture 8MP Camera , f/2.0 aperture 85˚ wide-viewing angle
Wireless 802.11ac
Bluetooth V 4.2
Wi-Fi direct
GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth V 4.2 +A2DP +EDR
GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/BDSS
Radios 2G:
850/900/1800/1900
3G:
WCDMA:
WW version Band: 1/2/5/8
IN/ID version Band: 1/5/8
TW/JP/HK version Band: 1/2/5/6/8/19
TD-SCDMA:
CN version Band: 34/39
CDMA:
CN version BC0
4G (LTE):
FDD:
WW version Band: 1/2/3/5/7/8/20
IN/ID version Band: 1/3/5/8
TW/JP/HK version Band: 1/2/3/5/7/8/18/19/26/28
US/BR version Band: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/28
CN version Band: 1/2/3/5/7/8
TD:
IN/ID version Band:
TW/JP/HK version Band: 38/39/40/41
CN version Band: 38/39/40/41
2G:
850/900/1800/1900
3G:
WCDMA:
WW version Band: 1/2/5/6/8/19
TD-SCDMA:
CN version Band: 34/39
4G (LTE):
FDD:
WW version Band: 1/3/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28
TD:
WW version Band: 38/40/41
2G:
850/900/1800/1900
3G:
WCDMA:
WW version Band: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
TD-SCDMA:
WW version Band: 34/39
CDMA:
WW version BC0
4G (LTE):
FDD:
WW version Band: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/29/30
TD:
WW version Band: 38/39/40/41
CDMA:
WW version BC0
Battery 3,000mAh 4,100mAh 3,000mAh
Android Android™ 6.0 with brand-new ASUS ZenUI
Colours Sapphire Black/Moonlight White/Shimmer Gold Glacier Silver/Titanium Gray/Metallic Pink Glacier Silver/Titanium Gray/Shimmer Gold
Pricing: $249USD $479USD $499USD

The Zenfone 3 has a dual glass front and back design, while the Ultra and Deluxe models come with an aluminium unibody design.

All three Zenfone 3 models come with USB Type C connections with support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 – but no you won’t find wireless charging here.

No word on a release date for any of the three phones. We’ve yet to see the Zenfone series reach Australia officially, despite Asus Australia last year telling us the initial Zenfone series would launch here. We’ve again reached out to Asus Australia for any information on an Australian launch and we’ll update as soon as they have anything to say.

 
Source: Asus - Zenfone 3, Asus - Zenfone 3 Ultra, and Asus - Zenfone 3 Deluxe.

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11 Comments on "Asus Zenfone 3 launches in 3 sizes with Deluxe and Ultra models along for the ride"

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Major Sceptic
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Major Sceptic

Any more word on if and when the zen phone 3 will come to australia ???

Daniel M
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Daniel M

No NFC?

mrjayviper
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mrjayviper

256GB model: Let’s see if we get enough interest/advance orders before we manufacture it…

mrjayviper
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mrjayviper

nice hardware especially the deluxe. BUT how’s the software update history? 🙂

Member

Looks interesting indeed!

Member

Holy cow! 8 rams for the deluxe version?? Talk about an overkill!
Edit: thanks to Pumpino, it’s 6 rams but still….

Pumpino
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Pumpino

I found a mistake. The Deluxe has 6GB, not 8GB. 🙂

Pumpino
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Pumpino

Thanks for posting so quickly. I’m quite excited about the ZF3, and I’m impressed that the different screen sizes and processors should cater for a lot of people. Availability is in the third quarter, so July-September. 🙁

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