Asus has announced a new Zenfone 3 Deluxe variant with a faster processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 – compared to the model which was announced at the Computex event in Taiwan last month. The company had also announced the the trio of smartphones including the: Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe, and Zenfone 3 Ultra, at the same event.
With the formal announcement, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe apparently becomes the first smartphone feature the freshly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset which is claimed to have 10% faster performance compared to the Snapdragon 820 processor.
The new Zenfone 3 Deluxe features a 5.7-inch 1080p display and has a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top. Under the hood, there is Qualcomm Snapdrgaon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. It runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0 on the top. It has 6GB of RAM along with 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage options and expandable memory with microSD card slot.
Zenfone 3 Deluxe has a rear camera of 23MP with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, and f/2.0 aperture. There is an 8-megapixel front snapper with f/2.0 aperture and has 85-degree wide-viewing angle. It also has fingerprint sensor and a hybrid dual-SIM slot. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB 3.0 Type-C. It comes with 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support for fast charging.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 and 6GB RAM with 256GB storage comes at $775 (Rs 52,050 approximately). Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 820 and 6GB RAM with 64GB storage is priced at $558 (Rs 37,472 approximately) and the other variant with Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at $496 (Rs 33,308) which was announced last month.