New Zenfone 3 Deluxe Variant Launched- First Phone With Snapdragon 821

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Zenfone 3 Deluxe

We are just a few weeks away from the launch of Zenfone 3 Series in India and already we’re getting some good news right from the home of Asus, Taiwan. On Tuesday, at an event in Taiwan Asus revealed another variant of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which will be the first phone in the world to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 which has been launched just a few days ago.

The Snapdragon 821 variant of Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe has been priced at TWD 24,990  or Rs. 52,000 (approximately). The phone will go for sale later this year. Meanwhile, other ZenFone 3 Deluxe variants featuring Snapdragon 820, which have been launched earlier will go on sale early next month in Taiwan. However, Zenfone 3 Ultra is also up for pre-order in Taiwan and we are expecting the launch of Zenfone 3 Series soon in India.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Now, that’s pretty rock solid specifications! Remaining stuffs will be the same as the regular ZenFone 3 Deluxe models. It features a 5.7-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display. There is a 23MP rear camera featuring Sony sensor with 4K video support and also there is an 8-megapixel front camera for video calling. The phone is juiced by a 3000mAh battery and the phone will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zen UI on top. Also, there will be a ZenFone 3 Deluxe variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage as well. Meanwhile, check the specifications of this beast.

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (Snapdragon 821 variant) detailed specifications

GENERAL
Release date  July 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Silver, Grey
SAR value NA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
HARDWARE
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 256GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 246
CAMERA
Rear camera 23-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

 

Asus had announced the prices of all phones from the Zenfone 3 lineup, right at the global launch back in May. The Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) was priced starting at $249 (approx. Rs. 16,800), the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) priced at $499 (approx. Rs. 33,600), and the Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) priced at $479 (approx. Rs. 32,200).

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