Asus Zenfone 3 goes on pre-order in Canada for $429.99

Asus Zenfone 3 goes on pre-order in Canada for $429.99
One of the high-profile smartphones unveiled in Q2 that hasn't been yet released in Canada, Asus Zenfone 3 is now available for pre-order.

Although Asus Canada has yet to announce an official release date for the Zenfone 3, the smartphone is finally up for pre-order in the country. Customers will have to pay $429.99 for the Zenfone 3, but it's unclear when it will ship.

It's also worth mentioning the smartphone is available in two color options: dark blue and white. All in all, let's hope Asus Canada will soon have more info on when exactly the Zenfone 3 will hit shelves in the country.

Until then, you might be interested to know that for $430 you'll be getting powerful enough smartphone that ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box. There's a high chance the Zenfone 3 will be getting an Android 7.0 Nougat update in the coming months.

The Asus Zenfone 3 now available for pre-order in Canada comes with a 5.5-inch Super IPS+ display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution. The smartphone is packed with a decent 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD).

On the back, there's a 16-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash that should provide users with advanced features, while in the front there's a secondary 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.

Asus Zenfone 3 is powered by a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 17 hours of talk time (3G). Connectivity-wise, you'll be pleased to know that Asus added an USB Type-C port, along with Bluetooth 4.2 support.

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ZenFone 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. Joosty

Posts: 484; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Lol, this phone was introduced many months ago. Barely pushing it out?

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2632; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

For perspective: the OnePlus 3 goes for $520 CAD, as does the ZTE Axon 7 and the Honor 8. I would personally probably shell out the extra $90 to get a phone with more juice.

3. Kdk2020

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

But this is a thing of beauty. U gotta accept that.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I'd get this... hopefully comes to carriers. Took forever to be pushed out tho and I got announced when?

5. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

With a little luck this phone will receive Android N around july next year.

6. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

this is great!

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