ASUS Zenfone 3: Latest models launched in Thailand – including 6GB RAM Deluxe version


Asus has announced the latest additions to its popular Zenfone series that will be released in Thailand.

Back in May, Asus unveiled the new models at Computex 2016 in Taiwan.

At its event held in Bangkok earlier this week, Asus released pricing details for seven new smartphones, from the budget Zenfone 3 Max to its new flagship Zenfone 3 Deluxe which has 6GB of RAM.

Here is a rundown of the new all metal Zenfone 3 line up, as first reported by Thai technology blog Droidsans, all of which run Android 6.0 alongside Asus’ now stripped down ZenUI operating system .

While the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL and ZE552KL are availble to buy online from the Asus store right now, the other new phones should be available in stores between August 9-11.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max (5,990 THB)

Asus Zenfone 3 Max

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The 5.2 inch Zenfone 3 Max is the entry level device of the new range. It includes a 5.2 inch IPS 720p display and is powered by a Mediatek processor with 2GB RAM.

It comes with 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear facing camera and fingerprint scanner.

However, the highlight of the Zenfone 3 Max is undoubtedly its 4,000 mAh battery which Asus says can last for 30 days in standby mode before you need to recharge it.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser (8,990 THB)

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

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The mid range Zenfone 3 Laser offers great value and anyone looking for a sub 10,000 baht smartphone would be hard pressed to find anything better right now.

It includes a 5.5 inch 1080P full HD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor, with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

It also has a fingerprint scanner which Asus says will unlock your phone in 0.3 seconds and a hefty 4,100 mAh battery.

The standout featured on the Zenfone 3 Laser is its 13MP Sony IMX 214 camera with auto laser focus and colour correction, which should help you take some great shots.

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL (11,990 THB)

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

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The ZE520KL first of the of new phones currently on sale in Thailand and is priced at 11,990 THB. It includes a 5.2 inch full HD 1920×1080 display and is powered by a 64 bit octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor alongside 3GB RAM.   

The device is shipped with 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 2TB via MicroSD.

On the rear of the phone is a 16MP primary camera, while the front facing shooter boats 8MP.

The dual sim ZE520KL has a 2,650 mAh battery.

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL (14,900 THB)

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL

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Also released in Thailand is the higher spec Zenfone 3 ZE552KL which is available from 14,900 THB.

The slightly larger ZE552KL includes a 5.5 inch full HD IPS 1920×1080 display and is powered by the same 64 bit octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 process but with 4GB RAM.

It includes 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 2TB.

There is also the same 16MP and 8MP front and rear cameras, with the ZE552KL has a slightly bigger battery at 3000mAh to accommodate for the larger screen.

For a limited period, anyone who buys the ZE552KL will receive a pair of Marshall Major 2 headphones.

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (21,990 THB)

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra

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The Zenfone 3 Ultra is a 6.8 inch tablet that is powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

The main feature is its True2Life 4K image processor which along with the 1080P full HD IPS display it should be great for watching videos or weekends indoors binging on Netflix.

It also has 5 magnet stereo speakers, which should give you a Hi-Res sound quality equal to that of the superior images.

Also included is an impressive 23MP Sony IMX 318 camera, a 4,600mAh battery and the same speedy fingerprint scanner as found on the smaller Asus Zenfone 3 smartphones.

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe (22,990 THB)

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe

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The pick of the new Zenfone 3 line up are undoubtedly the Deluxe handsets, Asus new flagship smartphones which the company will be hoping can rival the latest offerings from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and LG.

On paper at least, the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe offers some really impressive specs including its Snapdragon 820 processor, with 6GB RAM and 64G of storage.

There is also a super AMOLED 2.5D 1080p screen, QuickCharge 3.0, fingerprint scanner and 3,000 mAh battery.

The 23MP Sony IMX 318 camera is the same as the one found in the tablet version and the 8MP front facing camera should be more than enough for taking selfies.

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe – desktop (28,990 THB)

There is also a slightly more powerful version of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe dubbed the ‘desktop’ model.

Overall specs are similar to the regular version, however, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe – desktop is shipped with 256GB of internal storage and includes the more powerful Snapdragon 821 processor.

Source: Droidsans


1 Comment

  1. Christopher Wice on

    After making the mistake of buying a ZenFone 2 selfie I will never buy another Asus product. They are slow and bloated with Asusware. A promise to upgrade to Android 6 by last April has never happened. Those downloading the beta Android 6 are bricking their phones.Thanks but no thanks Asus I’d rather go with a company that cares about after market support.