UPDATE: The Zenvolution came. Zenfone 3 Prices Officially Announced for Philippines
ASUS will bring its biggest product releases to the Philippines, through a massive August launch of the ASUS Zenfone 3, Zenbook 3, and Transformer 3 series in the country. These models are ASUS’ third generation of mobile phones, notebooks, and 2-in-1’s, boasting brand new specs and features for consumers to enjoy.
Starting this exciting lineup is the Zenfone 3 family, whose members include the flagship model Zenfone 3 Deluxe, the regular Zenfone 3, and the powerful, 6.8-inch Zenfone 3 Ultra, a true mobile entertainment machine. All three Zenfone 3 units are protected by a state-of-the-art fingerprint sensor, which will unlock the device by scanning the registered user’s fingerprint.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Series processor, Adreno 530 GPU, and an integrated X12 LTE modem, with up to 6GB RAM. Besides this, it also comes packed with a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a 1920×1080 resultion, and an impressive 23-megapixel main camera with a large f/2.0 aperture lens.
The regular Zenfone 3, on the other hand, is an award-winning phone that clocks in at 5.5 inches with its Full HD Super IPS+ display, and is equpped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa?core processor, and 4 GB RAM. This particular model sports a 16-megapixel main camera.
Finally, there is the Zenfone 3 Ultra, the largest of the three units. The Zenfone 3 Ultra is designed for multimedia enthusiasts, boasting a 6.8-inch Full HD display with a high-end 4K UHD TV-grade image processor to optimize the Zenfone 3 Ultra’s display. Like the Deluxe, the ZenFone 3 Ultra is equipped with the same high-resolution 23MP camera. Its difference however, lies in its Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics, and4GB of RAM, which promises to deliver outstanding mobile performance. Finally, the Zenfone 3 Ultra packs a 4600mAh battery that allows it last for a long time, or act as a power bank through its 1.5A output for charging other devices.
For the other products slated for the Philippine launch, we look at the Zenbook 3 and the Transformer 3.
The Zenbook 3 is a next-gen laptop that is built with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, up to a 1TB in storage, and powerful quad-speaker audio by Harman Kardon. Its high-resolution display measures 12.5 inches and is protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Zenbook 3 promises to deliver a battery life of 9 hours, and a recharge time of less than two hours. Like the Zenfone 3 family, the Zenbook 3 also comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor.
The last member of the launch lineup, and the most versatile of the three is the pair which includes the ASUS Transformer 3 and the Transformer 3 Pro, which are both laptop-tablet convertible units, using a built-in metal kickstand that allows users to customize their viewing angle. The ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, has up to 1TB in storage, and 16GB RAM. In contrast the, regular Transformer 3 contains 7th Gen Intel Core processors, has up to a 512GB in storage,and 8GB RAM. However, they both have a 13-megapixel rear camera for capturing high-resolution photos and videos, and both have a slew of accessories available such as ASUS Pen, ASUS Universal Dock, ASUS Audio Pod, and ROG XG Station 2
For more information, please visit the official ASUS Facebook page.
Specs Comparison: ASUS Zenfone 3 vs ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe vs ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra:
|Model||ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe||ASUS Zenfone 3||ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625,tOcta-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53||Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Others||Fingerprint scanner, reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port, five-magnet speaker and NXP smart amplifier||Fingerprint scanner, integrated X9 LTE modem||Fingerprint scanner, two (2) five-magnet stereo speakers, NXP smart amplifier|
|Color||Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Shimmer Gold||Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold||Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Metallic Pink|
|Storage||Expandable 64GB on-board storage, up to 256GB via MicroSD (uses SIM 2 slot)||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||Expandable 32GB on-board storage, up to 128 GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|OS||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Camera||23-megapixel main, f/2.0, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash, PLUS 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0, 1080p||16-megapixel main, f/2.0, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash, PLUS 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0, 1080p||23-megapixel main, f/2.0, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash PLUS 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0, 1080p|
|Display||5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 1920 by 1080||5.5-inch Super IPS+ capacitive touchscreen, 1920 by 1080||6.8 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1920 by 1080|
|Memory||4 to 6 GB RAM||4 GB RAM||3 to 4 GB RAM|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/MicroSIM)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/MicroSIM)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/MicroSIM)|
|Dimensions||156.4 x 77.4 x 7.5 mm||152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm||186.4 x 93.9 x 6.8 mm|
|Weight||170 g||155 g||233 g|