Asus has finally revealed the launch date of its Zenfone 3 series phones in India. The company is sending out invites to various media organisations for an event in New Delhi on August 17 where the company is likely to announce launch of the devices.
There are three phones in the Zenfone 3 series – Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra. These phones were first unveiled at the Computex event in Taipei in May this year. Meanwhile, we are also expecting Asus to launch its recently announced ZenPad 3 tablet during the event as well.
The Zenfone 3 comes in gold, blue, 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 a 5.5-inch LCD screen, a Snapdragon 625 processor, a 16-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, a 3000 mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor, USB-C 2.0 port, 4GB RAM, and an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 64GB. The Zenfone 3 is priced at $249 or Rs 16,755 respectively.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra have metal unibody. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe has been announced in gray, silver, and gold colours. It has a slightly bigger 5.7-inch 1080p OLED touchscreen, Snapdragon 820 processor, a 23-megapixel rear camera, USB-C 3.0 port, and 6GB RAM. The Deluxe is priced at $499 or Rs 33,577 approximately for the 6GB of RAM plus 64GB internal storage variant. A 256GB of Zenfone 3 Deluxewill be launched later.
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 comes in gray, silver and pink colours. The Ultra has a price tag of $479 or Rs 32,238 approximately.
ZenPad 3 8.0 has a 7.9-inch IPS (2048Ã—1536p) display that comes with anti-fingerprint coating. It comes with the 1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, which is paired with Adreno 510 GPU. The tablet runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system that is wrapped under ZenUI 3.0 and for power, it comes bundled with a 4680 mAh non-removable battery which claims to offer up-to 11 hours of battery life.
The Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 comes in two variants – one with 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and the other with 4GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage. The ZenPad 3 8.0 memory can be further expanded by up-to 128GB via a micro SD card. The tablet has an 8-megapixel rear camera on the rear, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. Besides, the tablet offers 4G/LTE, WiFi (802.11 ac/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C, stereo speakers and a gyro and e-compass sensor. The tablet measures 205.4 x 136.4 x 7.57 mm and it weighs around 320 grams.