Asus unveils Zenfone 3 at Computex 2016 – Full Details

First, we have a Canada specific post for the Zenfone 3 with all the details including release date, price, pre order, and network compatibility. You can see the detailed post here.

The hero of the Asus Computex 2016 show is certainly the new Zenfone 3 line-up. We will be listing in full detail the models, release dates, prices, specs and other information in just a few hours from now. Asus will also release some high resolution Zenfone 3 images which we will have here for your viewing pleasure.

What we expect:

Asus has been on record saying there would be three models. Priced from lowest to highest, they said the Zenfone 3 Max, then Zenfone 3, then Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Asus has kept these models under wraps really well actually considering Computex 2016 is pretty much here and now.

  • Zenfone 3 Max
    • ZC520TL, ZC500KL, ZC600KL, ZC551KL
    • entry level
    • possible sizes include 5-inch, 5.2-inch, 5.5-inch and 6-inch
    • 5000mAh battery
    • finger print sensor
    • 8MP front and 13MP rear cameras
    • laser auto focus and optical image stabilization
    • dual speakers
  • Zenfone 3
    • ZE552KL, ZE520KL
    • sizes include 5.5-inch and 5.2-inch models
    • 2.5D glass on top of the screen and back
    • 2.0GHz Snapdragon processor
    • TFT LED backlit display
    • 3000mAh battery (ZE552KL model) and 2650mAh battery (ZE520KL model)
    • 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture wide angle 88-degree lens
    • 3GB RAM
  • Zenfone 3 Deluxe
    • ZE570ML, ZS570KL
    • Top end specs
    • 6GB RAM
    • Sony camera sensor
    • 23MP rear camera
    • 5.7-inch-screen
  • Zenfone 3 Ultra
    • ZU680KL, ZS680ML
    • possibly beyond phablet into tablet size range at 6.8-inches
    • Tru2Life+
    • dual speakers
    • 23MP rear camera with OIS and EIS, fast auto-focus
    • 6.8mm thick
    • 4600mAh battery
    • Quick charge 3.0
    • Advanced Type-C port (possibly Gen 2 version)
    • Qualcomm S652
    • 4GB RAM
    • Unibody design, all metal
  • Unconfirmed models include: ZS680ML, ZS570KL, ZC600KL (Zenfone 3 Max 6-inch), ZC551KL (Zenfone 3 Max 5.5-inch), ZC500KL (Zenfone 3 Max 5-inch)

First Images of the Zenfone 3 Line-up

Zenfone 3 Ultra

Zenfone 3 Ultra


Zenfone 3 Deluxe

Zenfone 3 Deluxe


Zenfone 3

Zenfone 3


You wanted quality phone cameras:

Asus is going big on the camera technology all throughout their Zenfone 3 line-up. You’re getting some models with a whopping 23MP rear camera and some models coming with up to an 8MP front facing camera. Megapixel counts as most of us know by now, count only for a partial spec. There is more to photo quality than simply megapixels. Asus is touting large f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS) on most Zenfone 3 models. Laser auto focus and wide angle lenses up to 88-degrees or more.



What Asus need to improve upon:

Less bloatware means more favorable reviews. They need to keep their prices lower than the Samsung Galaxy line-up. If Asus can meet or beat the best smartphone cameras on the market, this can be a big win for them.


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