It's May 30 and the Zenvolution event by Asus at the Computex 2016 is going on. The Taiwanese manufacturer has announced a slew of devices including the heavily gossiped and much awaited ZenFone lineup of smartphones.
The Expression series of ZenFone 3 is designed with water as the inspiration. It comes with back panels that have Aqua, Nebula, and Glaze patterns.
The ZenFone 3 flaunts premium design and delivers great performance. The ZenFone 3 Ultra is a powerful smartphone with a large display. Let's take a detailed look at these new Asus smartphones.
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is a promising flagship smartphone
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the manufacturer's new flagship smartphone that features a strong and light aluminum alloy unibody design. The rear surface has no unsightly antenna lines and the device features an ultra-thin 4.2 mm edge.
It boasts a 5.7-inch Full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display that renders vibrant colors even in bright outdoor conditions. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a very thin bezel and the screen-to-body ratio is 79 percent.
Under its hood, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC operates along with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB storage. The device has a USB Type-C port and an inbuilt fingerprint sensor that unlocks the device in a fraction of a second. The Quick Charge 3.0 will give a better battery backup.
This smartphone takes smartphone photography to the next level with an amazing 23 MP Sony IMX318 main snapper with 4-axis OIS, f/2.0 aperture, and 3-axis electronic image stabilization. It has laser and phase detection autofocus and features the PixelMaster technology as well.
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is priced at $499.
Asus ZenFone 3 is a feature-rich smartphone
The ZenFone 3 comes with a premium design and delivers power-packed performance. The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch FHD 1080p Super IPS+ display rendering a great visual experience. The narrow bezel gives a screen-to-body ratio of 77.3 percent and there is 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass at the front.
On the imaging front, the ZenFone 3 is fitted with a 16 MP main snapper with Asus TriTech autofocus that selects between laser and phase detection autofocus. The device is powered by the new Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with 14 nm FinFET process. It has 4 GB RAM, 32 GB storage,m and a fingerprint scanner as well.
Asus ZenFone 3 carries a price tag of $249.
Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra is focused on entertainment
The ZenFone 3 Ultra is mainly for the multimedia lovers. It bestows a 6.8-inch display with FHD 1080p resolution that can render vivid images even in bright outdoor conditions. The Tru2Life+ Video technology supports a high-end 4K UHD image processor that will optimize every pixel for great clarity and contrast.
It has two powerful five-magnet stereo speakers and a smart NXP amplifier that will provide clear and well-defined sound without damaging the speaker. When certified headphones are users, the ZenFone 3 Ultra will render superior sound quality.
The highlight of this smartphone is that ZenFone 3 Ultra is the first smartphone to arrive with virtual 7.1 channel surround sound with DTS Headphone:X in the world.
Apart from the entertainment features, the ZenFone 3 Ultra flaunts an elegant full-metal unibody chassis without any antenna lines. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 79 percent. The hardware aspects include an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor and 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage capacity. There is an inbuilt fingerprint scanner as well that is positioned at the front.
A 4,600 mAh battery energizes the smartphone and the Quick Charge 3.0 technology will give a long-lasting performance. It can also act as a power bank with the 1.5A output that can quickly charge other devices. It is priced at $479.