ASUS had introduced their first three ZenFone 3 smartphones back in May, the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Ultra and the ZenFone 3 Deluxe. These three devices were followed by the ZenFone 3 Laser and the ZenFone 3 Max, and the company had also introduced the second variant of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe as well, the Snapdragon 821-powered model, while the original comes with the Snapdragon 820 SoC. That being said, these devices are already available in some regions, but not in China. Well, the company has decided to change that considering that they have launched several ZenFone 3 units in that Asian country, read on.
The company has introduced three ZenFone 3 models in China, the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Deluxe. It’s worth noting that ASUS has introduced both the Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821-powered ZenFone 3 Deluxe models in China, while the ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Ultra specs remain unchanged, these two devices are identical to the ones announced a couple of months ago. The regular ZenFone 3 model sports a 5.5-inch fullHD display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, and packs in a 3,000mAh battery. The 16-megapixel camera is placed on its back, while you’ll find an 8-megapixel shooter up front.
The ZenFone 3 Ultra features a 6.8-inch fullHD panel, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. This handset is fueled by the Snapdragon 652 SoC, and sports a 23-megapixel main shooter. The 4,600mAh battery (fast charging included) is also a part of this package, and you do get an 8-megapixel selfie shooter here as well. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe comes in both Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 flavors. The Snapdragon 820 model ships with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, according to the source, which essentially means this is a new variant of the device, ASUS never introduced such ZenFone 3 Deluxe model before. The Snapdragon 821 model comes with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage in China. Both of these devices ship with a 3,000mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, and two SIM card slots. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe features a 5.7-inch fullHD Super AMOLED display, and a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera (Sony’s IMX318 sensor).
The standard ASUS ZenFone 3 model costs 2,699 Yuan ($405) in China, while the ZenFone 3 Ultra can be purchased for 3,999 Yuan ($599). The Snapdragon 820 variant of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe will set you back 3,299 Yuan ($494), while the premium ZenFone 3 Deluxe model with the Snapdragon 821 costs 4,999 Yuan ($749).