Asus today refreshed its Zenfone lineup and introduced the third generation models in India. The new Zenfone 3 portfolio includes two Zenfone 3 variants, two Zenfone 3 Delux variants and a Zenfone 3 Ultra that further blurs the fine line between phablets and tablets.
Asus Zenfone 3
The Zenfone 3 will retail in a compact 5.2-inch display variant and a bigger 5.5-inch screen model as well. The bigger Zenfone 3 gets more RAM and storage too. Other hardware, battery capacity and software remains same on both versions.
The Zenfone 3 is powered by 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 chipset and includes 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, Laser AF, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens, and 4 Stop OIS. The 8MP front facing camera also features a f/2.0 aperture lens.
Asus Zenfone 3 Delux
Asus Zenfone 3 Delux on the other hand, uses an even bigger 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The top end variant is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 821 chipset with 256GB internal storage. A Snapdragon 820 variant with 64GB storage will also retail in India. Both variants will have 6GB RAM capacities.
The Zenfone 3 Delux houses a 23MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS, Laser AF and a Zenfone 3 like front camera module. The smartphone also features Dual Five-magnet speakers for powerful audio experience.
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra has a gigantic 6.8-inch Full HD panel and is powered by Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. The camera hardware is same as that on Zenfone 3 Delux.
All Zenfone 3 series phones are running Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Zen UI 3.0 software, support 4G LTE connectivity, house a hybrid dual SIM card slot, have 2.5D glass layered on top and offer beautiful metal unibody design.
Key Specifications of Asus Zenfone 3 series :
|Model||Asus Zenfone 3||Asus Zenfone 3 Delux||Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra|
|Display||5.2-inch/ 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display||5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display||6.8-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display|
|Processor||2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625||Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 / 821 processor||Octa Core Snapdragon 652 processor|
|Camera||16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera||23MP rear camera and 8MP front camera||23MP rear camera and 8MP front camera|
|Dual SIM||Yes, Hybrid||Yes, Hybrid||Yes, Hybrid|
|Software||Android Marshmallow||Android Marshmallow||Android Marshmallow|
|Price||21,999 INR/ 27,999 INR||49,999 INR/ 69,999 INR||49,999 INR|