Asus unveils metal-clad Zenfone 3 series with Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC
Asus unveils metal-clad Zenfone 3 series with Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCAsus Press Kit

Taiwanese consumer electronics major Asus is expected to launch the new 2016 Zenfone 3 series phones in India in a couple of months and not in July, as previously rumoured.

It has come to light that company is planning to host "Z3nvoloution" event in India before mid-September. However, it refrained from revealing if the company will be launching all the Zenfone 3 variants in the country.

For the uninitiated, Zenfone 3 series comes in five variants— the generic Zenfone 3 model, the top-end Deluxe variant, the Ultra phablet, the camera-centric Laser and a long battery life-based Max.

We believe Asus will showcase all the five variants and release models within small intervals after each device's launch.

Among the Asus handsets, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe is top-end phone. It sports a 5.7-inch full HD super AMOLED display with fingerprint sensor on the back.

Under-the-hood, it comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821/820 quad-core processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB inbuilt memory, top-notch 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 optical image stabilization, 3-axis electronic image stabilization for steady 4K UHD video recording. It also features quick charge 3.0 technology and Type C v3.0 USB port. 

Also read: Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe beats Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over race to get first Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC

On the other hand, Zenfone 3 Ultra is a phablet. It flaunts a mammoth 6.88-inch full HD screen and houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage and to power the massive display, the company has incorporated a high-capacity 4,600mAh battery. It also features the same camera hardware as seen in the Deluxe model.

As far as generic Asus Zenfone 3 model is concerned, it is a feature-rich mid-range phone. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD super IPS LCD display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass shield.

Inside, it houses 14nm FinFET process technology-based Snapdragon 625 SoC (System-on-Chip) backed by 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 3000 mAh battery.

Asus Zenfone 3 also boasts a fingerprint sensor and a 16MP camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, laser autofocus and LED flash on the back.

Also read: Price details of Zenfone 3 Ultra, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3

Photography-centric Zenfone 3 Laser houses feature-rich 13MP Sony camera with IMX214 sensor, 2nd generation laser autofocus with 0.03 sec speed, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) blur-free video recording and colour correction sensor.

On the other hand, Zenfone 3 Max sports a 5.2-inch full HD display, 3GB RAM, finger print sensor, a 4,100mAh battery, which can keep the phone running for about 30 days under standby mode, up to 20 hours on talk time (3G) and 4G/LTE web browsing, and 15 hours on video playback.

Read more: Zenfone 3 Max and Zenfone 3 Laser price details

Stay tuned for more updates.