Asus' 2016 series flagship smartphone Zenfone 3 Deluxe has finally made its way to the stores in select markets of Asia.
With the release, Zenfone 3 Deluxe is officially the world's first smartphone to come with Qualcomm's most powerful processor yet -- the Snapdragon 821 (quad-core). It can clock a staggering speed of 2.4GHz, 10 percent more efficient than the Snapdragon 820 found in current crop of flagships such as OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy Note7 ( & Galaxy S7 series), LG V20 (& G5), HTC 10 and others.
The device sports a full-metal body with fingerprint sensor on the back, a 23MP primary camera with Sony IMX318 sensor, laser autofocus (with proprietary TriTech system), PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) with 0.03 second focusing ability, f/2.0 aperture, 4-axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and 3-axis EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) for steady 4K UHD video recording.
Other stipulated features include 5.7-inch full HD display, 6GB RAM, 256GB storage, a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge v3.0 technology and Type C v3.0 USB port.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe availability and price:
While the sale of Zenfone 3 Deluxe (Glacial Silver) commences on Monday in Asus' home market of Taiwan for TWD 24,990 ($790/€703/Rs. 52,818), the Gold version will be released on Sept. 23.
When will Zenfone 3 Deluxe come to India?
The company has confirmed that the new Zenfone 3 Deluxe will be made available in two models —one with Snapdragon 820 CPU+6GB RAM+64GB storage and another with Snapdragon 821 processor+6GB RAM+ 256GB storage for Rs.49,999 and Rs. 62,999, respectively.
Both the models will be released on all major e-commerce sites such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and leading retail stores across India later this month.