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ASUS Officially Announces Zenfone 3

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Here’s the brand new Zenfone 3!

ASUS has officially announced their new Zenfone 3 family of smartphones in Taipei, Taiwan today, a full day before COMPUTEX officially begins. The headline smartphone features a new metal body as well as a new Qualcomm 625 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch full HD display, with 2.5D glass layered on top.

ASUS Zenfone 3 specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 5.2-inch/5.5-inch full HD IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 2.5D glass, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 32GB/64GB of expandable storage
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, Sony IMX298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS, 6 element largan lens, laser AF, phase detection AF, continous focus
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • 3G, LTE
  • Dual-SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 2600mAh/3000mAh battery

ASUS has also improved the rear camera of the Zenfone 3, arguably one of the biggest issues of the previous device. The Zenfone 3 now features a 16-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture lens and OIS, paired with a 8-megapixel f/2.0 wide angle 88-degree snapper. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Despite their love for all things plastic, ASUS has now gone with far more premium materials for the Zenfone 3. A metal frame and a glass back gives the phone the air of a premium device, and the concentric circle design on the back gives it a visual flourish when viewed at certain angles. ASUS has stuffed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor on board, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s a smaller 5.2-inch version of the phone that has less RAM and storage (3GB and 32GB, resptectively).

ASUS is pricing the Zenfone 3 at $249, though that price is for the smaller 5.2-inch variant. No pricing is available as of yet for the 5.5-inch version.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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  1. Sayang kung amoled din ang 5.2″ display tulad ng zenfone 3 deluxe baka mahaba na din ang battery life kahit 2600mah lang ang battery.

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