ASUS has launched their ZenFone 3 series at the Computex 2016 in Taipei. The ASUS ZenFone 3 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super IPS+ Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front and back. It is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor along with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes in two variants based on RAM & Storage – 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage which can be further expanded using microSD card.

It sports a 16MP Rear camera with Dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, 2nd gen laser, phase detection and continuous auto focus to achieve precise focus in just 0.03 seconds and a 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 88-degree wide-angle lens.

It has a fingerprint sensor on the back.The Dual-sim smartphone comes with Hybrid Dual-SIM slot which means the second sim slot can be used as microSD card slot. It packs a 3000mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Zen UI 3.0 on the top. Connectivity options includes 4G LTE with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MU-MIMO, USB 2.0 Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Specifications:

  • Display: 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super IPS+ Display with up to 500cd/m2 brightness, 77.3% screen-to-body ratio and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor:  2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, Adreno 506 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • Camera: 16MP Rear camera with Dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF, Laser AutoFocus and 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 88-degree wide-angle lens.
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Zen UI 3.0
  • Battery: 3000mAh battery
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) MU-MIMO, USB 2.0 Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS

The ASUS ZenFone 3 comes in Shimmer Gold, Aqua Blue, Moonlight White and Sapphire Black colour variants and has been priced at $249 (around Rs. 16,700) for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant.