The Asus Zenfone 2 was one of the most popular budget phones released in 2015. It’s a staff favorite here at AndroidGuys for its price for performance ratio. There were plenty of variants of the original Zenfone 2 released like the Zenfone 2 Max, Zenfone 2 Lazer, Zenfone 2 Delux… And now we may be getting our first peek at what Asus has in store for us in 2016.
An Asus device with the model number Z012D has appeared on GFXBench and has revealed the hardware in what appears to be the Zenfone 3. The Z012D features what appears to be a Snapdragon 650 processor, which was previously known as the Snapdragon 620 processor before a name change. It’s a hexa-core chip clocked at 1.7GHz. Also on board are 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and a 1080P screen with Android 6.0 in tow.
Another device, this one with the model number Z010DD was also benchmarked, and appears to be the Zenfone 3’s little brother. This model will have a 5.9″ 720P screen, octa-core 1.5GHz processor, and Android 6.0.
We’re expecting to see Asus’ new lineup of phones in May and should see them stay in the same price bracket of between $150 – $300.