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Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe: First Phone with Snapdragon 821

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ASUS loves setting records. After being the first manufacturer to announce a 4GB RAM phone at last year’s Mobile World Congress, they are setting another one again this year by announcing the Zenfone 3 Deluxe as the first phone with the new Snapdragon 821 processor.


The Snapdragon 821 processor is a slightly upgraded version of the successful SD 820 which has been gracing this year’s flagship devices. Rumours had earlier said that the Galaxy Note 7 will be the first phone to feature the SoC but ASUS beat Samsung (and even Xiaomi) to it. The processor has a higher clock speed (2.4GHz) and pushes power efficiency even farther than the Snapdragon 820 processor.


ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe


The Zenfone 3 Deluxe sports a 5.7” FHD screen, 6GB of RAM, multiple built-in storage variants which start at 64GB and maxes out at 256GB.  ASUS has put a 23MP camera that features ASUS’s TriTech Focus.


The Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 will be priced at  24,990 TWD ($776) for the 6GB RAM/256GB ROM version which is a fair price. If you are not willing to shell out such an amount, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage will be available for 15,990 TWD ($496) and another with the same SD 820 chip but 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for 17,990 ($559).

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  • MenTech

    I saw similar information on Engadget website. Very disappointing. Asus is misleading people here. Firstly, they are not ready to make their Flagship smartphone available to the market. It’s all about testing the public appetite. They keep changing specs and price everyday. Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe 6GB Ram/64GB was said to be priced at $499 at launch. Now, they have managed to add $60, without expected date release. People would have forgotten about it before it actually reach the market. Not a fan great fan of Oneplus 3, but they have managed to make it available almost immediately after launch.

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  • Muhammad Yasir

    too fucking expensive !
    but damn , they leading the market !

    • MenTech

      Yeah, too expensive than their competitors. That is not the way to go, Letv le Max 2 6BG Ram/64GB is just $399. I am not ready to pay $160 more because it has a slightly better Camera.

      • Ionut Johnny

        I would really wanted the zenfone 3 deluxe, 820 version, what do you think about the camera?
        Do you think there is something better out there or will be released soon, I don’t care about how much I pay but about camera and display.

        • MenTech

          Camera is one of the best, but still behind Samsung Galaxy s7 edge. Display is above average not excellent. $560 can get you Samsung Galaxy s7 edge on eBay. So, why waste your money?

          • Ionut Johnny

            I bought an used samsung galaxy s6 for 230 £ from eBay UK for my girlfriend, almost in perfect condition. I’m currently in the UK, do you think I can find a good s7 on eBay UK?