The Zenfone 3 will be available from today itself while others will hit the stores next month.
Asus today announced the launch of its four Zenfone 3 series phones - ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Laser. ZenFone 3 will be available from today itself (17th August) for Rs 21,999 on all major e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and in chain store - Sangeetha Mobiles. It will also be available at all leading retail stores across India before the end of August 2016.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Laser will be available from September 2016 across all major e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and leading retail stores and Asus Exclusive Stores across India. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe will be available at Rs 49,999, while ZenFone 3 Ultra will cost Rs 49,999 and ZenFone 3 Laser will be available for Rs 18,999
The Zenfone 3 comes in gold, black, and white colours. It has Corning Gorilla Glass coating on both front and back panels while an aluminimum frame protects its internals. The Zenfone 3 has the Snapdragon 625 processor, a 16-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera. It has two variants - one with a 5.2 inch full HD display, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory and a 2650 mAh battery while the other has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD full HD display, a 3000 mAh battery, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory. Both the versions have fingerprint sensor, USB Type C port, expandable storage slot, MiMO WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Android Marshmallow operating system.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra have metal unibody. Both the phones come in grey, silver, and gold colours. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full HD touchscreen, 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge technology, dual hybrid SIM slot, Android Marshmallow operating system, MiMO WiFi, GPS (with AGPS, GLONASS and Beidou), 8 megapixel front camera and a 23 megapixel rear camera that has 6 element lens, f2.0 aperture, dual tone LED flash light and Sony sensor. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe has two variants of Snapdragon 820 and 821 processor.
The Zenfone 3 Ultra has a huge 6.8-inch LCD screen that comes with full HD resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor and 4GB RAM. It too has a 23-megapixel rear camera, USB-C 3.0 port but comes with a bigger 4,600 mAh battery. The Zenfone 3 Ultra has 64 GB of internal memory, MiMO WiFi, GPS (with AGPS, GLONASS and Beidou), and fingerprint sensor.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Laser has 5.5 inch full HD display, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, 13 MP rear camera, 3000 mAh battery, dual hybrid SIM slot, Android Marshmallow operating system, 8 MP front camera, and Snpadragon 430 processor. It has GPS (with AGPS, GLONASS and Beioud, dual mic for noise cancellation, WiFi (b/g/n), WiFi Hotspot, Blutooth 4.0 and 128 GB micro SD card slot.
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