Zenfone 3: new models abandon Intel, but bring “Monstra” configuration

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After Intel declared that it will give up the market for low-cost processors for smartphones, it was left to Asus to appeal to the competitor, Qualcomm. The new ones Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe e Zenfone Ultra, presented at Computex 2016, feature Snapdragon processors. With a premium finish and configuration and a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, the new Zenfones are very interesting for those who want to play.

The design of the new Zenfone was one of the items that won the most, especially in terms of finishing. The plastics come out and the glass and aluminum finish comes in, with chamfered edges. It looks like a mix of Apple and Samsung and it's hard not to see that “inspiration”.



The Zenfone 3 has a fingerprint reader on the back, a curved screen at the edges and a camera with optical image stabilization and laser focus. The device comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a leaner version of ZenUI, as Asus took advantage of the launch to remove 20 useless apps.

As always, mobile games are in the spotlight. Asus introduced the Game Genie feature, which allows you to stream your gameplay live on YouTube or Twitch live directly from your device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyLCNOQXU7Q

See the specifications of each version of Zenfone 3.

Zenfone 3

  • Screen: 5,5-inch IPS with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels;
  • Processor: 625 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 2;
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3 or 4 GB;
  • Storage: 32, 64 or 128 GB, with microSD slot up to 128 GB;
  • Cameras: 16 MP with f/2,0 lens and optical stabilization (rear) and 8 MP (front);
  • Battery: 3.000 mAh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke34oTzEOZw

Zenfone 3 Deluxe (Best version!)



  • Screen: 5,7-inch Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels;
  • Processador: quad-core Snapdragon 820 de 2,15 GHz; Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo e dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • RAM: 6 GB!!!!
  • Storage: 64, 128 or 256 GB, with microSD slot up to 128 GB;
  • Cameras: 23 MP with f/2,0 lens and optical stabilization (rear) and 8 MP (front);
  • Battery: 3.000 mAh.

Zenfone 3 Ultra


  • Screen: 6,8-inch IPS with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels;
  • Processador: quad-core Snapdragon 652 de 1,8 GHz; Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 e quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 510
  • RAM: 3 or 4 GB;
  • Storage: 32, 64 or 128 GB, with microSD slot up to 200 GB;
  • Cameras: 23 MP with f/2,0 lens and optical stabilization (rear) and 8 MP (front);
  • Battery: 4.600 mAh.

Despite the good quality, with regard to Intel processors, there was always that incompatibility here and there with some games and applications on Android. Well, at least, now with Snapdragon processors, compatibility will be much greater and it will be rare to see any game incompatible with these devices at launch.


There is no estimated date for the arrival of the devices in Spain.

Photos and information: http://indianexpress.com

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