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Asus ZenFone 3 Series to Launch in India Today

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Asus is set to launch its ZenFone 3 series of smartphones in India today, with the company holding an event at 4pm in New Delhi.

The ‘Z3nvolution India’ event in the national capital will be attended by Asus CEO Jerry Shin. Asus had first unveiled the ZenFone 3 series in May at a Taipei event just ahead of Computex 2016. At that event, three smartphones were unveiled – the ZenFone 3, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and the ZenFone 3 Ultra.

The Taiwanese consumer electronics giant has in the following months launched three other ZenFone 3 smartphones – with a Snapdragon 821 variant of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe in July, apart from the ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Max, also in the same month. This would make it five models and one variant till date.

We can expect India price for the Asus ZenFone 3 series to be around the Taiwanese price. At launch, the Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) was priced starting $249 (roughly Rs. 16,800), Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) was priced at $499 (roughly Rs. 33,600), and the ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) was priced at $479 (roughly Rs. 32,200). As for the ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Max, Asus had first launched them in Vietnam, where they were priced at t VND 5,990,000 (roughly Rs. 18,000) and VND 4,490,000 (approximately Rs. 13,500) respectively.

Asus has this year gone with several different screen sizes instead of sticking to 5.5-inches as it had for most models in the ZenFone 2 series. While the ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Laser feature 5.5-inch full-HD displays, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) sports a 5.7-inch full-HD display; the ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) comes a 6.8-inch full-HD display, and the ZenFone 3 Max bears a 5.2-inch full-HD IPS LCD display.

All the ZenFone 3 models unveiled thus far share some common characteristics, such as metal bodies, a fingerprint sensor, variants don a full metal design makeover, and fingerprint support embedded on the back of the phones. All the models support hybrid dual-SIM slots, and come with an 8-megapixel selfie camera – except for the ZenFone 3 Max. It is as yet uncertain which models the company will bring to India. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for price and availability details of the ZenFone 3 series from the event.

ZenFone 3

General

Release date May 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Blue, Black, White
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 16-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

General

Release date May 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Silver, Grey
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 246

Camera

Rear camera 23-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

ZenFone 3 Ultra

General

Release date May 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 4600
Removable battery No
Colours Grey, Silver, Pink
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.80
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 23-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

ZenFone 3 Laser

General

Release date July 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Removable battery No
Colours Titanium Grey, Glacier Silver, Sand Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

RAM 4GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera Yes

Software

Operating System Android 6.0
Skin ZenUI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

ZenFone 3 Max

General

Release date July 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 4100
Removable battery No
Colours Titanium Grey, Glacier Silver, Sand Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

Camera

Rear camera Yes
Flash Yes
Front camera Yes

Software

Operating System Android 6.0
Skin ZenUI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No