Asus cancels Zenfone 3 Deluxe's launch in Canada, standard model not coming to the US
Although Asus previously announced the Zenfone 3 Deluxe smartphone will be launched in Canada early this month, it looks like the Taiwanese company had a change of heart.
Canadian customers waiting for the Zenfone 3 Deluxe to arrive in their country should search for alternatives, as this particular model won't be coming anymore. Asus confirmed that the Zenfone 3 Deluxe launch in Canada has been canceled, but it did not offer any details on the reasons behind the decision.
In the same piece of news, Asus stated that while customers in the United States will be able to purchase the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, they will be missing out on the standard model. Basically, Canadian can get the Zenfone 3, whereas Americans are limited to the Deluxe version.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe comes with improved specs over the standard model, such as the large 5.7-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe should have been priced to sell for $699 CAD in Canada, while in the US the smartphone costs around $500 outright. So, there you have it folks, even if the phone is still listed at various Canadian retailer, there's little chance that it will hit the shelves.