News & Reviews: ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2016
We have seen the launch of the new ZenFone 3 Deluxe and the specs that says it will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU. We also have seen a rumour saying that it will have a variant that will be sporting the Snapdragon 823 CPU. Now another leak showing a new variant of the ZenFone flagship, running on yet another Snapdragon variant – the 821.
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2016
This week Computex started but for most of us, ASUS stole the show with their Zenvolution, announcing the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Ultra. ASUS didn't stop there and also announced their ASUS Transformer 3 2-in-1 laptops and the ASUS ZenBook 3 but their biggest news turned out to be their ZenBo personal robot. Huawei Malaysia started the sale of their Huawei P9 and P9 Lite and subsequently announced the price and release date for the much awaited Huawei P9 Plus and more.
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2016
After the launch of the ASUS ZenFone 3 family in Computex, the whole world is waiting for the arrival of the affordable yet stylish phone to their markets. A rumour has popped up however that certain markets will get a better specced model than the rest.
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2016
Recently revealed ahead of Computex, the new trio of ASUS ZenFones includes the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Ultra. Surprisingly, each ZenFone 3 is different in its own way while packing in enough similar design cues and features to stay in the same family of devices. Check our comparison tool to see the full tech specs compared or read on and see which new ZenFone matches your tastes and needs below.
Last Updated: May 30, 2016
Nearly confirming almost all earlier leaks, the ASUS Zenvolution revealed the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Ultra. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe will offer the world's first all metal unibody design using PureMetal Technology with invisible antennas while the ZenFone 3 will follow the metal frame and shiny glass back of the earlier leaks for $249 (RM1024).
Both will support rear fingerprint sensors but the ZenFone 3 Deluxe will pack in a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 23MP rear camera with three types of autofocus and 4 axis optical image stabilization and more for $499 (RM2053).
The larger 6.8-inch display packing ZenFone 3 Ultra goes for more familiar rear volume controls with the same camera as the Deluxe but the fingerprint sensor is built into the front home button for $479 (RM1971). It also offers richer Hi-Res Audio with a large 4600 mAh battery.
Last Updated: May 18, 2016
As usual per the countdown to their Computex Zenvolution event, ASUS have released a teaser video, this time for their ASUS ZenFone 3. Thanks to previous leaks we know that the ZenFone 3 series will have a metal frame with glass front and back but the video confirms a fingerprint sensor on the back as well, perhaps not for all of the ZenFone 3 models. Other tech specs weren't detailed but so far we know that there will be at least 3 variants (ZenFone 3, Max and Deluxe), they will likely feature Qualcomm or MediaTek processors and be announced on 30 May 2016.
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2016
The folks at Red Dot 21 recently showcased renders of the yet to be released ASUS ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Deluxe. They expect a 2.5D glass on both front and back with a curved metal frame, that looks much like the Samsung Galaxy S6. However, the renders don't seem to agree on there being a front home button, with one having it and the other not. For long-time ASUS ZenFone users, this doesn't look like a ZenFone at all, despite the concentric circle panel on the bottom, as the ZenFone series never had any physical home button on the front. More details in this article.