ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe release date: SD823 variant to release in the Philippines, India?


Taiwanese tech developer ASUS will reportedly release a more powerful version of its recently launched ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe smartphone in some markets around Asia. The new variant of the device will allegedly be launched in August and will feature an overclocked new model of the current flagship chipset of QUALCOMM, the Snapdragon 820 chip.

According to a new report, ASUS might be releasing a variant of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe in some parts of Asia, primarily the Philippines and India. This new variant might come sometime around August this year, the report said.

This new rumored variant of the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe will be reportedly running on the new Snapdragon 823. This is not a new model of a chipset, according to the report, but rather only an overclocked version of the original Snapdragon 820. It will still come with the same quad-core CPU as that of the original Snapdragon 820 that most flagship smartphones of the year have right now.

The new Snapdragon 823 on the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe can reach a peak clock speed of up to 3.0 GHz frequency and has the capability to support up to 8GB worth of RAM for a mobile device.

The Snapdragon 823 chipset is also expected to come to the upcoming OnePlus 3 flagship smartphone as well as for the long rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 7 flagship phablet. The long rumored Microsoft Surface Phone was also tipped to be sporting the chipset, should it become a reality early next year.

As for the specs of the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe, it was announced to sport a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Display with a 1080p Full HD resolution. It has a maximum RAM of up to 6GB, and built in internal storage capacity of up to 256GB. As big as it is, it still comes with support for an external microSD expansion of up to 128GB. Moreover, the smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. It boots on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1.