ASUS Zenfone 3 design and specifications leak ahead of official launch

ASUS has had a great deal of success with its Zenfone range of smartphones in India. The company managed to grab consumers’ attention by launching the Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM last year. Now, the company is ready to unveil the Zenfone 3 on May 30. However, as has been a trend in the smartphone market of late, design and specifications of the upcoming smartphone have been leaked ahead of the official announcement.

According to ASUSClub, there might be three  variants of the Zenfone 3 with different screen sizes: 4.5-inch, 5-inch, and 5.9-inch displays, each covered with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The high-end variant might feature a 23-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel secondary camera, and a fingerprint sensor. All the devices in the Zenfone 3 range might feature a slim uni-body design with a metal frame and run Android 6.0.1-based ZenUI 3.In terms of internal hardware, ASUS has decided to equip more than 50 percent of Zenfone 3 units with Qualcomm processors and the remaining ones with MediaTek chipsets. The high-end models are expected to come with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot (up to 128GB). The report claims that the high-end variant of the Zenfone 3 scores 135,000 points in AnTuTu benchmark.The Zenfone 3 devices might cost anywhere between USD110 (approximately Rs. 7,499) to USD370 (approximately Rs. 24,999) depending upon the screen size, internal hardware, and camera features. In terms of connectivity, the Zenfone 3 will feature Dual-SIM LTE connectivity. The device might be released in four colours: Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and White. The phones are expected to be unveiled on May 30 during Computex 2016 in Taiwan.

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