Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe now up for pre-order in the U.S.; prices start at $399


Last month Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe and Laser briefly went on pre-order at Amazon, but the retailer removed the smartphones after a short while without providing customers with details on why it took that decision.

Fast forward less than three weeks and it looks like both smartphones are now available for pre-order. Customers in the United States can now pre-order the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Laser, but the phones aren't listed on Amazon anymore.

If you want to get either of the two phones, then you will have to pre-order them from Asus's online store. There are three ZenFone 3 Deluxe models available for pre-order at Asus, and just one ZenFone 3 Laser, but the good news is all variants will ship this month.

The cheapest is the Asus ZenFone 3 Laser, which costs just $199. This one is already available for purchase, so you can order it and it will be shipped right away. It comes with 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a 5.5-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution.

Next on the list, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe that costs $399 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also features a 16-megapixel rear-camera, 8-megapixel selfie camera and Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

For those who want a beefed up version, Asus offers the ZenFone 3 Deluxe with 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution. This one sells for $499 and packs a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage inside.

Last but not least, customers who can afford it can pre-order the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition for no less than $799. It sports a similar 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full HD (1080p) display, a Snapdragon 821 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory. There's also a 23-megapixel camera on the back, and an 8-megapixel photo snapper in the front.

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition will ship on October 19, while the other two models are expected to arrive on October 12.

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ZenFone 3 Deluxe
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
ZenFone 3 Laser
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. T-Dizzle

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

They're also available for pre-order on B&H Photo and Newegg

2. p51d007

Posts: 702; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Wait about 6 months...if they are still available, you can probably get them for 20-50% off what they want for them now.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The one with sd625 is the regular Zenfone 3! The deluxe models have sd820 or 821 and 5.7" displays

8. eelpout

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 13, 2016

Actually for the U.S. in addition to the SD 820 & 821 5.7" models, they have a 5.5", SD 625, 4GB/64GB Deluxe model priced at $399. The regular Zenfone 3's stop at 5.2" Please check their website at store.asus.com/us (I can't post URL's yet otherwise I would :p)

4. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Ugly huge bezels.

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

5th paragraph line 1,should read "zenfone 3 not zenfone 3 deluxe that costs $399"

7. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

So I take it they're not releasing the Ultra in the U.S.?

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