ASUS is launching the ZenFone 3 series in India on August 17. The company has sent out invites to the media for its Zenvolution event, where we'll likely see all three models in the ZenFone 3 series — the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra — make their debut in the country.

ASUS ZenFone 3 series India

ASUS already revealed that the ZenFone 3 Deluxe will be the first phone to run the Snapdragon 821 SoC, which has four Kryo cores clocked at 2.4GHz. All three models in the ZenFone 3 series come with 1080p displays, with display sizes ranging from 5.5 inches all the way up to 6.8 inches.

Category ZenFone 3 ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZenFone 3 Ultra
Display 1080p 5.5-inch SuperIPS+ LCD
77.3% screen to body radio
1080p 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED
79% screen to body ratio
1080p 6.8-inch IPD LCD
79% screen to body ratio
Construction Front and rear Corning Gorilla Glass panels with 2.5D contoured edges and metal frame Full aluminum alloy unibody with "invisible antenna" Full aluminum alloy unibody with "invisible antenna"
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Octa-core 14nm
8x1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Octa-core 28nm
4x1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72
4x1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 530 Adreno 510
RAM 4GB 6GB 4GB
Main camera 16MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 (Sony IMX298 sensor)
f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens
0.03 second TriTech autofocus
4-axis OIS
3-axis EIS
Color correction sensor
Dual-tone LED flash
23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 (Sony IMX318 sensor)
f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens
0.03 second TriTech autofocus
4-axis OIS
3-axis EIS
Color correction sensor
Dual-tone LED flash
23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 (Sony IMX318 sensor)
f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens
0.03 second TriTech autofocus
4-axis OIS
3-axis EIS
Color correction sensor
Dual-tone LED flash
Front camera 8MP, 85-degree wide-angle lens 8MP, 85-degree wide-angle lens 8MP, 85-degree wide-angle lens
Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi: 5G/2.4G, MIMO
Cat 6 LTE
802.11ac Wi-Fi: 5G/2.4G, MIMO
Cat 13 LTE + 3CA
802.11ac Wi-Fi: 5G/2.4G, MIMO
Cat 6 LTE
Fingerprint sensor Rear sensor, 5-finger registration, 360 degree recognition Rear sensor, 5-finger registration, 360 degree recognition Below screen sensor, 5-finger registration, 360 degree recognition
Connectibity Bluetooth 4.2
Type-C USB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.2
Type-C USB 3.0
Bluetooth 4.2
Type-C USB 2.0
SIM/SD slots Slot 1: MicroSIM (4G)
Slot 2: NanoSM (3G) or MicroSD
Slot 1: MicroSIM (4G)
Slot 2: NanoSM (3G) or MicroSD
Slot 1: MicroSIM (4G)
Slot 2: NanoSM (3G) or MicroSD
GPS GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
OS Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow
ZenUI 3.0
Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow
ZenUI 3.0
Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow
ZenUI 3.0
Battery 3,000mAh 3,000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 4,600mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
Audio Hi-Res Audio
New 5-magnet speaker
NXP Smart AMP
Hi-Res Audio
New 5-magnet speaker
NXP Smart AMP
Hi-Res Audio
New 5-magnet speaker
NXP Smart AMP
DTS Headphone: X 7.1
DTS HD Premium Sound
Video Processor     ASUS Tru2Life+ featuring PixelWorks 4K TV Grade processor
DisplayPort over USB Type C
Other features   Always on panel Power bank capability with 1.5A rapid charge
Colors Shimmer Gold
Aqua Blue
Sapphire Black
Moonlight White
Titanium Gray
Glacier Silver
Sand Gold
Titanium Gray
Glacier Silver
Rose Pink


ASUS counts India as one of its key markets, with the vendor seeing a lot of traction with the ZenFone 2. We'll be on the ground at the Zenvolution event, and will bring you pricing and availability details. Who's looking forward to the ZenFone 3 series?

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