Asus ZenFone 3 will probably be announced on May 30

Asus ZenFone 3 will probably be announced on May 30
It's been over a year since Asus unveiled the original ZenFone 2, a smartphone that offers attractive features at an affordable price. Since then, Asus released numerous other ZenFone 2 variants, but we've yet to see the company announcing anything regarding a new ZenFone series. However, we now know that Asus will host a press event on May 30, and, most probably, that's when it's going to present some next-gen ZenFone handsets.

The May 30 event will be held at Computex 2016, and Asus invites us to join it via live stream and "witness the Zenvolution" - obviously hinting at new ZenFone hardware.

Last month, we saw two renders that allegedly showed a ZenFone 3 and a ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Apparently, both handsets are made out of aluminum, the former sporting a 5.5-inch screen, and the latter having a 5.9-inch display, plus a fingerprint scanner on the front. Common features should include Android 6.0 Marshmallow, USB Type-C ports, 3 GB of RAM, and front-facing cameras with LED flash.

Previous rumors had it that the ZenFone 3 series could be powered by Qualcomm processors, but the invitation to the May 30 event clearly shows Intel's logo. Of course, just like last year, Asus might use both Intel, and Qualcomm chipsets to power its smartphones. We'll let you know more about Asus' upcoming ZenFones as soon as new details arrive.


source: Asus

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27 Comments

1. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Zen UI is the most horrible and bloated UI among all android skin.

4. iApologistsAreRetards

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Yet you have never used one.....

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I have on the Asus Padfone X, and he is correct in saying it was awful. The phone didn't lag or anything, but the UI was waaaaay too colorful. Plus, whenever I buy Asus products their audio quality is always terrible. I don't know whether it's the DAC or headphone amp quality, but I refuse to listen to the soft sound of any Asus product again!

15. T-Dizzle

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

My ZenFone 2 is plenty loud. I look forward to the new version with fingerprint scanner.

17. malikul

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

just change the launcher with another launcher like arrow launcher, and disabled all the build apps..

20. Hydrocaliz

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

It is horrible... Can't you just accept the fact? Seriously, I bet if PA did a poll asking whether ZenUI is beautiful or not, probably over 90% of people would vote to "No".

19. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

im fine with zen ui my problem is just too much pre-loaded apps

27. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

You might be right, but then it wasn't too bad at all. Lenovo does it as well. Maybe not.

2. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

They launch it with 6gb Ram, an Intel processor and 32gb or 64gb rom. I really enjoyed using my ZenFone 2 with Windows 8.1 (windows 10 lags a bit). I hope with zenfone 3, I can use Windows 10 in phone before surface phone.

11. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

you enjoyed windows 8.1 on a 5-5.5inch phone? LOL, I would hardly call that experience enjoyable, probably new and interesting, but enjoy would be the last word coming to my mind. Could you make any calls after installing windows on that thing? Anyway, not that I care because desktop windows is still not optimized for screen size smaller than 8inch, but pls just tell us how in the hell did you find the experience enjoyable?

23. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I used WhatsApp, Skype for calling. I changed icon size. I even used it first it looks not that good but trust me after 3-4 days it was much better than other mobile OS.

16. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Same. Very enjoyable experience.

21. Hydrocaliz

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

LOL, you just made my day, Loveneesh. FYI 95% of apps for Windows are not optimised for touch/swipe etc, as they are meant to be operated with a mouse and a keyboard Have fun with the outdated OS on an absurdly small 5.5 inch display!

24. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I expect gta 4, I never had problems with other apps. I don't know which apps you are talking about.

25. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Except gta 4, I never had problems with other apps. I don't know which 95% you are talking about.

3. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Well .. it will be with an intel processor Really wish to try a phone with an intel chip

6. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Well hello there Samsung G5!

7. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Looks ugly. Also i doubt that it will be powered by Intel,just because Intel stopped production of smartphone SoCs

12. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

It had a super large Intel logo on the advert for the conference, if you haven't noticed it yet. So, yes, it's gonna be intel. Intel stopped production for smartphone wireless chip (LTE), not SoC, so yeah, it's gonna still be intel SoC for sure.

8. TypicalGeek

Posts: 213; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Ha ha ha ha 3GB of RAM, is this some kind of a joke? My Zenfone 2 has 4GB of RAM.

9. Samone

Posts: 2; Member since: May 06, 2016

I hope that Zen3 will not have those big black frames around the display as it looks in the picture. It is a sign of low level Chinese phones... :-/

10. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

If it ships with an Intel CPU it's DOA. Intel just killed its mobile business, and they're notorious for not supporting legacy products. Also, with Google implementing Swift support in Android, Android x86 support is pretty much on its deathbed. I'd wait for the Qualcomm version.

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

What does X86 support have to do with swift. Swift is just a coding language, while X86 is a micro architecture. Macs with intel CPUs run swift with no issue at all, don't really know what you meant by "with Google implementing Swift support in Android, Android x86 support is pretty much on its deathbed"

18. malikul

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

they will use the 2015 intel SoC.

22. Hydrocaliz

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

An ugly S6 clone with a slower Intel chipset with an app optimisation/compatibility issue... No thanks, ASUS, go **** yourself in Taiwan and Japan... they would love it because it's not from Samsung(since they hate Korea for some pathetic historical issues)!

26. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

the lower end may have 3gb of ram and a 720p screen, the high end will have 4gb or 5gb of ram and a 1080p screen

28. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Ooh. But the Intel chipset might ruin the fun a little, just hope they use the Snapdragon 820...

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