Asus unveils very impressive Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and 6.8 inch Zenfone 3 Ultra


Asus has unveiled three new devices at the Computex show held in Taiwan on Monday.

At the event, the Taiwanese tech giant showcase three new additions to its popular Zenfone series: the 5.5 inch Zenfone 3, the 5.7 inch Zenfone Deluxe and the 6.8 inch Zenfone 3 Ultra.

All three handsets are made out of metal but have very different specs.

The Asus Zenfone 3 is being touted as the company’s new mid range offering, and includes a well equipped Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also has an IPS LCD display, 3,000mAh battery and 16MP primary camera.

The huge Zenfone 3 Ultra’s 6.8 inch display is powered by a 4,600mAh battery, alongside a Snapdragon 652 chip, 4GB of RAM and 12GB of internal storage.

It also includes a 23MP camera, which is likely to be a draw for some users, although at 6.8 inches some will feel it is simply too large to be used as a smartphone.

Asus has said that while it is unlikely to be sold in the US or Europe, it will be available in Asian markets, so there is a good chance we will see the Ultra in Thailand when it is eventually released.

The pick of the three phones is undoubtedly the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which judging by its specs looks set to be a serious challenger to other flagship devices.

The handset includes Qualcomm’s new lightning quick Snapdragon 820 processor with a remarkable 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD slot which is likely to mean that storage is also expandable.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe includes an always on display, similar to that found on the Galaxy S7 and LG G5. A fingerprint scanner can be found on the back alongside the 23MP primary camera.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe comes shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and also has a 3,000mAh battery, USB Type-C and supports Quick Charge 3.0.

The final release date and pricing is yet to be confirmed but early rumours suggest that prices for the 5.5 inch Zenfone 3 will start at $249.


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