Asus has launched their 2016 series of Android smartphones – Zenfone 3 “The all-metal miracle with invisible antenna”. Like older Zenfone generations, this 2016 models too come in different variants, powered by different processors. Currently announced Asus Zenfone 3 series variants are the regular Zenfone 3, Deluxe variant and Ultra model.
Aug 17 Update : Asus Zenfone 3 will be available to purchase online in India on Flipkart. Check out the product pages here. .. and on Amazon.in here / Snapdeal here.
- Expected Asus Zenfone 3 India Launch Date : Aug 2016
- Zenfone 3 Price in India : To be announced.
These new generation Zenfones will be available to purchase from Flipkart ( check here ), Amazon.in ( check here ) and Snapdeal ( check here ) in India online. Expect some launch offers once it goes on sale. It will be available in a wide variety of colors – Sapphire Black/Moonlight White/Shimmer Gold/Glacier Silver/Titanium Gray/Rose Gold
Asus Zenfone 3 Full Specs and Features
Operating System : All these Zenfone 3 Series mobiles runs on Android 6 Marshmallow. As always Asus has their custom UI on top – ZenUI 3.0.
Processor, CPU, GPU, Chipset, RAM : Regular ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) “Versatile Performer” and ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) “Premium Entertainment” are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and comes with 3GB and 4GB ram variants. For graphics, there is Adreno 510 GPU on board. There is a Fingerprint sensor on the back.
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) “Premium Performance” has Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 on board and has 6GB ram. There is also a Snapdragon 823 powered Deluxe model rumored to hit Asian markets. It comes with Adreno 530 GPU for graphics and gaming tasks.
Display Size : Among these new 2016 Zenfones, Ultra variant has the biggest display – a massive 6.8 inch IPS Full HD screen. Zenfone 3 Deluxe on the other hand sports a 5.7 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. The normal Zenfone 3 has a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display.
Both Ultra and Deluxe models comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, ASUS TruVivid technology and Bluelight Filter for Eye Care. In addition to these, Deluxe model gets Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating, 60ms touch response time and Glove touch support.
Battery : Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL and Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL is equipped with a 3000mAh battery. The Ultra version ZU680KL gets a massive 4100mAh to power up it’s giant 6.8 inch display. Fast charging is supported on Deluxe and Ultra models ( 9V 2A 18W ). Reguler model supports 5V 2A 10W charging.
Asus Zenfone 3 Camera Specs and Features
Next-generation PixelMaster 3.0 lifts ZenFone 3 Ultra’s photography far above the smartphone norm. To capturereal-world authenticity, PixelMaster 3.0 packs a 23MP camera, 92MP Super Resolution technology, large f/2.0-aperturelens and subject-tracking TriTech auto-focus for any distance and lighting clarity in just 0.03 seconds. With both optical and electronic image stabilization for blur-free shots and video, and color correction sensor for true color photography, forget everything you know about smartphone photography — the PixelMaster 3.0 revolution is here.- Asus Website
Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra feature a 23MP Camera, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens rear main camera that is equipped with 4-axis Optical image stabilization. There is a Dual-LED real tone flash on the back. On the front there is an 8MP Camera , f/2.0 aperture and 85˚ wide-viewing angle lens for your selfies.
Asus has managed to combine three focusing technologies — laser, phase detection and continuous auto-focus into Deluxe’s camera, which they call TriTech auto-focus technology. There is also a 92MP 4x Super Resolution feature which creates a single, extremely detailed photo according to Asus. 4K recording is supported.
On the software size, Asus has their PixelMaster Camera Modes ( PixelMaster 3.0 ) built in and Manual Mode to give control over your shutter speed, ISO etc like you do in a DSLR.
The camera on the regular Zenfone 3 ZE552KL is a 16MP F2.0 aperture lens main camera and an 8MP Fixed Focus front camera with an F2.0 aperture lens. It does come with TriTech auto-focus technology seen on it’s bigger brothers. It also come with Optical Image Stabilization and Electronic Images Stabilization features like its more expensive siblings.