Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Indian variant confirmed to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC

Taiwanese tech giants Asus is planning to release the top variant of its Zenfone 3 series, the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 SoC processor in India. As per the sources, Asus has upgraded the Zenfone 3 Deluxe model with more powerful Snapdragon 821 SoC (System on chip) and is confirmed to be available in India later this year.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe was unveiled earlier at Computex 2016, Taipei in May and came with Snapdragon 820 CPU. The Snapdragon 821 is said to be faster and 10 percent more powerful than the Snapdragon 820 processor found in the current crop of flagship phones, which includes LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 series and HTC 10, among others.

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Read: Asus Zenfone 3 series all five smartphones key specs

Specifications and expected price of Zenfone 3 Deluxe

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe has a full metal body with no visible antenna lines and 4.2 mm edges. It features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with over 100% NTSC color gamut and 79% screen to body ratio. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 that comes with 6 GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB internal storage options and Adreno 530 GPU. The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow wrapped under Asus ZEN UI.

The smartphone features a 23 mega-pixel Sony IMX318 camera with f/2.0 aperture, 4-axis optical image stabilization, PDAF (phase detection auto-focus), laser auto-focus and 4K video recording capabilities.

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The Zenfone 3 Deluxe uses a USB Type-C connector with USB 3.0 and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor on the back. Lastly, there is also a single five-magnet speaker and Hi-Res Audio support. The device is backed with a 3000 mAh battery.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is priced at $499 that is approx Rs 33,600.

Besides Zenfone 3 Deluxe, Asus is expected to launch two more models, a generic Zenfone 3 variant and  Zenfone 3 Ultra phablet as well.

Also read: Asus Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Ultra Specifications

Source: International Business Times

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