Asus is trying to give the iPhone a run for its money with its latest flagship phone that sports an aluminum alloy unibody with no visible antenna lines — something no other mobilephone maker has been able to achieve.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is part of a series of Zenfone 3 Android-run Smartphones revealed by the company today at Computex 2016.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe
The ZenFone 3 Deluxe is most notable for being the “world’s first full-metal Smartphone with an invisible antenna design” while also sporting “advanced camera technology that takes mobile photography to the next level,” Asus said in a press release.
“The 23MP camera featuring the latest Sony IMX318 image sensor, a large f/2.0 aperture lens, and 4-axis optical image stabilization for high-resolution, blur-free, and low-noise photos in almost any lighting condition,” the company said. “It also features 3-axis electronic image stabilization for steady 4K UHD videos. Coupled with an ASUS TriTech autofocus system that automatically selects 2nd generation laser, phase detection, or continuous autofocus to provide accurate and nearly instant 0.03-second focusing and subject tracking, as well as exclusive PixelMaster 3.0 technology, ZenFone 3 Deluxe captures truly stunning photos and videos.”
The 5.7-inch, 1080p, full HD display offers a 79 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU, and integrated X12 LTE modem and offers up to 6GB RAM.
It offers powerful five-magnet speaker and NXP smart amplifier for great sound and has a built-in fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone that can unlock the device in just a fraction of a second.
ZenFone 3 Ultra
The phablet-sized ZenFone 3 Ultra, with its 6.8-inch 1080p full HD display also offers a 79 percent screen-to-body ratio and sports an invisible antenna design.
“It is the world’s first smartphone to have ASUS-exclusive Tru2Life+ Video technology, which harnesses a high-end 4K UHD TV-grade image processor to optimize every pixel in each frame before it is displayed, resulting in superior contrast and clarity,” Asus said. “ZenFone 3 Ultra also excels at audio with its two new powerful five-magnet stereo speakers and a NXP smart amplifier that provides clear, defined sound and protects the speakers from damage. When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) that provides up to four-times-better sound quality than CDs and the world’s first smartphone with virtual 7.1-channel surround sound with DTS Headphone:X.”
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics, and up to 4GB of RAM, the Ultra also has a built-in fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone beneath the user’s finger for quick unlocking.
Like the Deluxe model, it has a 23MP camera and a high-capacity 4600mAh battery for long-lasting performance and Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid recharge times.
The ZenFone 3, has a 5.5-inch full HD display, a 77.3 percent screen-to-body ratio and is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa‑core processor. It has a 16MP camera, a built-in fingerprint sensor. It also sports “PC-grade graphics and up to 4GB RAM that together deliver outstanding mobile performance with improved efficiency and battery life.”
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced for any of the models, although it is rumored the Deluxe will be roughly $500.