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Asus Zenfone 3 Revealed / Announced

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Asus Zenfone 3 Revealed / Announced

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http://mobilesyrup.com/2016/05/30/asus- ... n-q3-2016/
http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/30/asus ... its-price/

Coming to the US in Q3 2016 with Canada soon to follow.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YW9JIOZ-IXM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkpQuiqIXwk


Zenfone 3 Specs (Base Model) - $249 USD:
5.5" 1080p IPS screen
16 MP Camera with Sony IMX298 sensor + f/2.0 aperture
Laser + Phase Detection Autofocus, color-correction RGB sensor, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS (video).
Snapdragon 625 (14nm) Octa-core, 2.0GHz max + Adreno 506
3 GB RAM
32 GB Storage
3000 mAh Battery
Fingerprint Sensor (on back)
Dual Sim
802.11ac MIMO
micro SD slot
"Hi-Res Audio-certified" headphone output
USB 2.0 Type C
Gorilla Glass 3 front and back with a spun metal design on the back.
Metal Frame
Available in: gold, blue, black, white
Android 6.0


Zenfone 3 Deluxe Specs - $499 USD:
5.7" 1080p Super AMOLED screen
Metal Unibody Design
Snapdragon 820
USB 3.0 Type C
Quick Charge 3.0
23 MP Camera + Sony IMX318 sensor + f/2.0 aperture
4K Video Recording
6 GB RAM
64 GB storage
3000 mAh battery
Fingerprint Sensor (on back)
Android 6.0


Zonefone 3 Ultra Specs - $479 USD:
6.8" 1080p LCD
4600 mAh battery with reverse charging
2 bottom mounted speakers
4GB RAM
64 GB Storage
Snapdragon 652
USB 2.0 Type C
QC 3.0
Fingerprint Sensor (on front)
802.11ac WiFi
Android 6.0







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Those are starting prices, depending on the RAM configuration.
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I have the Zenfone 2 and this looks like a great update for it.
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Ebeniz wrote:
May 30th, 2016 6:25 am
I have the Zenfone 2 and this looks like a great update for it.
I hate Zenfone 2 mainly because of the power on button being at the top. Now Asus has moved it to the norm (right side). Kudos to the design team
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Zenfone 3 Deluxe's battery should be replaced by Zonefone 3 Ultra's battery.In that case,it's worth spending that much for that specifications only in Deluxe edition.
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LOL now that Intel has pulled out of the smartphone, ASUS now has to use Qualcomm..


HOLY.. that Ultra version.. 6.8" screen... that better be some super high DPI.. lol
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The base model of $249 looks like a steal. $300-$325 CDN less your Staples coupons.
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May 30th, 2016 11:41 am
LOL now that Intel has pulled out of the smartphone, ASUS now has to use Qualcomm..
I'm more than ok with that!
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I'd just like to point out a quark in the design, you can either use the dual SIMs OR you can use one SIM and one micro SD. You can only use one combination or the other unfortunately.
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Also like to point out that there's a 90% chance this will never get Android N in a timely manner, given ASUS' track record.
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May 30th, 2016 12:19 pm
I'd just like to point out a quark in the design, you can either use the dual SIMs OR you can use one SIM and one micro SD. You can only use one combination or the other unfortunately.
The fact that it has 32GB-64GB out of the box and even has dual SIMs makes that very little of an issue.
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The Zenfone 2 had one of the worst cameras I ever saw. Super grainy. And the screen was so ridiculously dim even at 100% brightness.

I just have no faith in Asus to invest in good camera software and a great screen.

This lineup is made primarily with the third world in mind. In the Philippines I saw many young people with one, and stores carried multiple versions of it.

We shouldn't bother. We should invest more for a great camera and screen. OnePlus is much better at delivering both of those for a low price.
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danieltoronto wrote:
May 30th, 2016 7:06 am
I hate Zenfone 2 mainly because of the power on button being at the top. Now Asus has moved it to the norm (right side). Kudos to the design team
i never use the power button unless I need to power down. I just double tap the screen to wake up and sleep

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