Asus unveiled the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and ZenFone 3 Ultra at its Zenvolution event just a few days ago. While the availability details were at its vague best, the company said that the smartphones would arrive sometime in the third quarter. However, a fresh leak points at an August release for the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe in India.
However, the smartphone will house the faster-clocked Snapdragon 823 SoC(via Manila Shaker), instead of the Snapdragon 820 SoC that is embedded in the standard vairant announced at Computex. According to the report, this Snapdragon 823 variant will also be made available in Philippines and other undisclosed Asian markets. The price of the standard Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is at $499. The price of the Snapdragon 823-powered Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is not known.
Just to recap, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) features a "full metal body with an invisible antenna design", which Asus claims is the world's first. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based ZenUI 3.0, and support dual-SIM(dual standby, dual active). The specs feature a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080 x1920 pixels) Super Amoled display. The processor is paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM options, and Adreno 530 GPU.
Asus has included a 23-megapixel rear camera with OIS, laser autofocus, and dual-LED flash. The selfie camera houses an 8-megapixel lens with 1080p video recording support. The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe comes with 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage options, with expansion via microSD card (up to 128GB).
There is a fingerprint sensor at the back, and the smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C port, and LTE connectivity. The dimensions measure at 56.4x77.4x7.5mm, and weighs 170 grams.