Asus has kicked off Computex 2016 with one of its most anticipated product yet, the ZenFone 3. Featuring an all metal unibody design and rounded edges, it is quite a premium smartphone; Asus even went as far to dub it the “best ZenFone yet.”
Powering the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is none other than Qualcomm’s best processor yet, the Snapdragon 820. This chipset is paired with a whopping 6GB RAM, along with up to 128GB of internal storage. Other than that, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe also has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 79% screen-to-body ratio; this means there won’t be much wasted space on the front of the device, which should help reduce its overall dimensions.
In the camera department, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is quite an impressive shooter. Packed with Asus’ PixelMaster 3.0 technology, the Deluxe has a 23MP rear camera, which takes advantage of Sony’s IMX 318 sensor. It boasts a slew of useful features such as a four-axis optical image stabilisation, laser and phase detection autofocus, along with 4K video recording.
While Asus did not mention the battery capacity of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the presentation does state that the device supports Quick Charge 3.0; it even has a USB Type-C port and a rear fingerprint sensor. Not surprisingly, Asus also emphasised on the design of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe; it is especially proud of the fact that its latest smartphone does not have any visible antenna line, despite the fact that it’s an all metal smartphone. On top of that, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe also appears to have rounded edges, which should help with the ergonomics of the device.
The Asus ZenFone 3 is definitely a premium smartphone, and its price tag reflects that: it retails from US$499, which comes up to about RM2,055. Of course, this is the retail price of the 64GB variant with 6GB of RAM; it goes without saying the 128GB model will cost more than this.