ASUS Zenfone 3 release date set for this month; Zenfone 3 Ultra and Deluxe already out

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Since the release of its first ever series of smartphones in 2014, ASUS has proven that they too can go head-to-head with the current top brands in the market. In fact, the company has already released the first half of its latest family of handsets, dubbed as the Zenfone 3 series, from which Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Deluxe were already introduced in the market. The other half, namely Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Laser, and Zenfone 3 Max, are expected to be rolled out sometime this month.

The forthcoming Zenfone 3 has been deemed under the mid-range smartphone category with a 5.5-inch multi-touch screen and a high-definition display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. The phone just weighs around 155 grams and is fused with two SIM card slots for a nano- and micro-SIM. Moreover, it will carry the Android Marshmallow operating system.

It will be lodged with a 16-megapixel back shooter with autofocus, optical image stabilization, and dual-LED flash, alongside an 8-megapixel front shooter. In addition, the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and an Adreno 506 graphics processing unit (GPU), not to mention an octa-core 2 GHz central processing unit (CPU). The phone will have two versions of varying random access memory (RAM) and storage capacity in which the entry-level has 32 GB of free space with 3 GB RAM, while the other will sport 64 GB of storage with 4 GB RAM. Both are expandable up to 256 GB through a microSD card.

The battery, on the other hand, is fixed with a 3,000 mAh lithium-ion capacity which is quite low considering its specifications. However, it is said that the upcoming handset will now have quick charge capabilities and claims that it can recharge the battery up to 60 percent in merely 40 minutes. The phone will also come in four color variants which are Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold, Aqua Blue, and Sapphire Black.

Furthermore, the ASUS Zenfone 3 is said to don a USB Type-C port for quicker data transfers. As for its price, ASUS has yet to announce the pricing of the soon to be released smartphones.