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

Asus Zenfone 3 series, which was unveiled at Computex 2016 in May, is expected to set foot in India soon.

Asus is expected to reveal the price and availability details of the Zenfone 3 series by hosting two events simultaneously in India and in Taipei on July 12 , The Mobile India reported citing its sources.

However, Asus (via ePrice) has only confirmed launch date for Taipei region and is yet to make any announcement for the Indian market. We believe the company might not launch Zenfone 3 on Tuesday in India, but considering that the subcontinent is the world's fastest growing smartphone market, Asus will not waste much time on releasing the device. It might announce the availability details by the end of July. Else, the company will lose out to rival brands such as Lenovo-owned Motorola, LeEco, Xiaomi and others, as they have already released handsets with similar hardware in the market.

Last year,  the second generation Zenfone 2 series got released in India soon after the unveiling.

For the uninitiated, Zenfone 3 series comes in three variants- one, a generic Zenfone 3 model, a Deluxe and a phablet, Ultra.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe 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 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. The phone's price starts at $499 (around Rs. €448/33,584), the company said.

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 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.

Stay tuned for more updates.