ASUS just announced price drops for their Zenfone 3 smartphones in India and now the phone pricing starts at Rs. 17,999.  The 5.5 inch variant of Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL) is now available for INR 19,999 which was initially priced at INR 27,999 whereas the 5.2 inch variant of Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL) is now available at INR 17,999 against the previous price of INR 21,999. Both variants of Zenfone 3 are available across ASUS exclusive stores, all leading retail outlets and leading e-commerce portals.

Earlier ( 17th August 2016)

ASUS Zenfone 3 launched in India, starts from Rs 18999, Ultra and Deluxe variants priced at Rs 49,999

The ASUS Zenfone 3 has officially been launched in India. AndroidPure was at the launch event today in Delhi, and here’s all the information you need to know about the new phones.

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And yes some of you maybe shocked after reading the prices in the title. We are with you on that. Let’s take a look at the different variants and their technical specifications.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

There a total of five different Zenfone 3 devices. and the ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser is the basic one of the lot. It is an entry level model of sorts with a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 4GB of RAM.

All Zenfone 3 devices have a fingerprint scanner.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser Technical Specifications:

  • Display: 5.5 inch Full HD, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: Snapdragon 430 octa-core 64-bit
  • OS: Zen UI 3.0  based on Android Marshmallow
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Camera: 13 megapixel rear camera Sony IMX214, Pixel Master 3.0, Dual LED Flash, FHD recording, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer), 8 megapixel front camera 85 degree wide angle, f/2.0 aperture
  • Security: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Dual SIM, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
  • Dimensions: 149 x 76 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 150 grams
  • Colours: Glacier Silver, Sand Gold

ASUS Zenfone 3 ZE552KL 

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The ASUS Zenfone 3 has two variants, one with a 5.2 inch Full HD display with 3GB RAM and a 2650 mAh battery, and another with a 5.5 inch Full HD display with 4GB RAM and a 3000 mAh battery.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Technical Specifications:

  • Display: 5.2 inch/5.5 inch Full HD, 77% BTS ratio, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass front/rear
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • OS: Zen ui 3.0  based on Android Marshmallow
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3GB/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Camera: 16 megapixel rear camera Sony IMX298, Pixel Master 3.0, Tritech AF 0.03s AF, Laser Focus, Phase Detect AF, Continous Focus, Dual LED Flash, 4K UHD recording, 4 Axis OIS, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer), 8 megapixel front camera 85 degree wide angle,
  • Security: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Battery:2650 mAh/ 3000 mAh
  • Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Dual SIM, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
  • Dimensions: 146.87 x 73.98 x 7.69mm (5.2”) and 152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7mm (5.5”)
  • Weight: 144 grams (5.2”) and 155 grams (5.5”)

ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

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The third variant is the mid-range phablet with a mammoth display. That is the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, and a 6.8 inch Full HD 1080p display. The device has 2 five magnet speakers with  SonicMaster 3.0 Audio and surround sound. The phone can be used as a powerbank as well thanks to its 4600 mAh battery which comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

  • Display: 6.8 inch FHD IPS, 79% BTS Ratio
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
  • OS: Zen ui 3.0  based on Android Marshmallow
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Connector: USB Type-C
  • Camera: 23 megapixel Sony IMX 318 sensor, Security: Fingerprint Scanner, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Lens, Sapphire Cover Glass, Pixel Master 3.0, Tritech AF 0.03s AF, Laser Focus, Phase Detect AF, Continous Focus, Dual LED Flash, 4K UHD recording, 4 Axis OIS, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer)
  • Selfie Lens: 8 megapixel front camera 85 degree wide angle
  • Audio: SonicMaster 3.0, Hi-Res Audio, Dual Five-magnet speakers, Cinematic 3D surrond Sound, DTS Headphone X (Virtual 7.1)
  • Battery: 4600 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0, Power Bank Mode
  • Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Dual SIM, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
  • Security: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Colours: Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe

Last but not the least, is the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which is the Taiwan based company’s flagship phone. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe sports a 5.7 inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED Display with an Always on panel, and runs on Zen UI 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821 processor, with 6GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 128GB storage variant, and also comes in a 64GB variant.

The ASUS Zenfone 3 features a Sony IMX 318 sensor in its 23 megapixel rear camera, which also has a 6P lens, and is protected by Sapphire Glass. It also supports ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 technology, and comes with a Tri-Tech Autofocus which can focus in just 0.003 seconds. This includes Laser Focus, Phase Detect Auto Focus, and Continous Focus. The camera has a Dual LED Flash, supports 4K UHD recording, and has a 4 Axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer) for videos.

The phone features a rear facing fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C 3.0 reversible connector and is backed by a 3000 mAh battery, which supports Quick Charge 3.0.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL Technical Specifications:

  • Display: 5.7 inch Full HD 1080p Super AMOLED, 79% BTS ratio, Always on Panel
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • OS: Zen ui 3.0  based on Android Marshmallow
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Camera: 23 megapixel Sony IMX 318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture,6P Lens, Sapphire Cover Glass, Pixel Master 3.0, Tritech AF 0.03s AF, Laser Focus, Phase Detect AF, Continous Focus, Dual LED Flash, 4K UHD recording, 4 Axis OIS, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer)
  • Selfie Lens: 8 megapixel front camera 85 degree wide angle
  • Security: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Battery: 3000 mAh Quick Charge 3.0 (60% in 39 minutes)
  • Connector: USB Type-C 3.0 reversible, 10x faster data transfers
  • Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Dual SIM, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
  • Colours: Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold

ASUS Zenfone 3 India Pricing and Availability:

  • The ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser is priced at Rs. 18,999
  • The ASUS ZenFone 3 5.2-inch variant with 3GB RAM/2650 mAh battery is priced at Rs. 21,999.
  • The ASUS ZenFone 3 5.5-inch variant with 4GB RAM/3000 mAh battery is priced at Rs. 27,999.
  • The ASUS ZenFone 3 is priced at  Rs. 49,999.
  • The ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe is priced at Rs. 49,999.

The ASUS ZenFone 3 will be available from 17th August from Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and Sangeetha Mobiles, and in other retail stores by the end of the month. The  SUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Laser will be available from September 2016 in the aforementioned stores and ASUS stores.

Considering the fact that the OnePlus 3 is available for about half the price of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe, we are wondering how well the ASUS phones will do in India.

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