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Happy Monday peeps! Let’s start the week with good news from ASUS Philippines! Last week, company announced that the much awaited ZenFone 3 is arriving this August.

So if you are currently looking for a new phone, I strongly suggest that you wait till August before deciding. If the previous ZenFone 2 is any indication, these bad boys will be one of this year’s best.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Series

Revealed at the Computex 2016, the ZenFone 3 family consists of three smartphones — the flagship ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the midrange ZenFone 3, and the phablet ZenFone 3 Ultra. The series departs from last year’s form factor, and now feature a re-designed look. In a nutshell, these devices are thinner, more premium looking and more refined.

As ASUS PR Head Anvey Factora puts it “the new Zenfone 3 promises to be even more powerful and stylish than our previous generation and this early, we are receiving a lot of great reviews and feedback from reputable media outlets, and key organizations worldwide. We expect the Zenfone 3 to be a hit in the Philippine market as well.”

Let’s have a quick rundown of each ZenFone for the benefit of those looking to get one of these.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe

The ZenFone 3 Deluxe is this ASUS’ flagship device for 2016. The smartphone features an aluminium unibody design, a 5.7-inch super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor and up to 6GB of RAM. It comes with a 23MP PixelMaster 3 main camera, powered by a Sony IMX318 sensor, and the company’s TriTech Autofocus System.

zenfone 3 deluxe

Also Read: ASUS Unveils ZenFone 3 Deluxe; Features 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 820, 23MP Camera

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe is not yet priced locally, but the 6GB RAM / 64GB Storage variant is said to retail for USD 499. I am guessing that it could (COULD) be priced somewhere in the PHP 24,000 range.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe key specs:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display (1920 x 1080) Always On Panel
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • Adrenal 530 GPU
  • 6GB RAM / 64GB UFS 2.0 Storage
  • 23MP Main Camera with PixelMaster 3, Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0, OIS + EIS, 4K videos
  • ASUS TriTech Autofocus System (2nd Gen Laser AF, Phase Detection AF, Continuous AF)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac MU-MIMO
  • Cat 13 LTE
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • USB Type-C Port with USB 3 connectivity
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Quick Charge 3.0

ASUS ZenFone 3

The ZenFone 3 is, based on its specs, ASUS’ midrange contender. This one comes with a 2.5D 5.5-inch full HD Super IPS+ display. At its heart is an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, an Adreno 506 graphics chip and up to 4GB of RAM. For mobile photographers, the smartphone touts a 16MP PixelMaster 3 camera with the TriTech Autofocus System.

zenfone 3

Also Read: ASUS Announces the ASUS ZenFone 3 

The ZenFone 3’s price is yet to be revealed. But the 3GB RAM / 32GB Storage model is said to retail for USD 249, or roughly P12,000. I’m guessing its price won’t be far off from the ZenFone 2 when that one launched.

ASUS ZenFone 3 key specs:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD Super IPS+ Display (1920 x 1080)
  • 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • Up to 4GB RAM / 32GB Storage +microSD
  • 16MP Main Camera with PixelMaster 3, F/2.0, Dual-Tone Flash, OIS + EIS
  • ASUS TriTech Autofocus System (2nd Gen Laser AF, Phase Detection AF, Continuous AF)
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Cat 6 LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • USB Type-C Port with USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3,000mAh battery

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra

Built for watching movies and videos, the ZenFone 3 Ultra features a phablet-sized 6.8-inch full HD IPS display with Tru2Life+ video technology. Under the hood is an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, an Adreno 510 graphics chip and 4GB of RAM. It has a 23MP camera with the TriTech Autofocus, and also packs Hi-Res Audio with a virtual 7.1-channel surround sound.

zenfone 3 ultra

Also Read: ASUS Unveils 6.8-inch ZenFone 3 Ultra

Like its brothers, the ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra does not have a peso price yet, but the 4GB RAM / 64GB model is said to retail for USD 479. That could mean its coming at roughly the P23,000 range.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra Key Specs:

  • 6.8-inch Full HD IPS Display (1920 x 1080); Tru2Life+ Video Tech
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor
  • Adreno 510 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 23MP Main Camera
  • ASUS TriTech Autofocus System (2nd Gen Laser AF, Phase Detection AF, Continuous AF)
  • Hi-Res Audio; Virtual 7.1-Channel Surround Sound with DTS Headphone:X
  • SonicMaster 3.0
  • Stereo Speakers
  • USB Type-C Port
  • 4,600mAh Battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • 1.5A Output to charge other devices

That’s it for the ASUS PhilippinesZenFone 3 launch date. Remember, its coming this August — so if you’re planning on buying a new phone, wait a few more days before you decide because the ZenFone 3 is set to become one of the hottest devices in the country.

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