Check out these unofficial press renders of the Asus Zenfone 3 and Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe

Check out these unofficial press renders of the Asus Zenfone 3 and Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe
Back in January, two GFXBench benchmark tests were found for a pair of Asus branded smartphones. A bit of common sense (which is quite uncommon these days) revealed these to be two Asus Zenfone 3 models. And that leads us to a pair of renders published today, for what is supposedly the Asus Zenfone 3 and Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe.

The Zenfone 3 has a thin aluminum design and features 2.5D glass on both the front and back of the handset. Speaking of the back, a protruding square rear-camera is flanked by a dual tone LED flash and a laser auto focus. A biometric scanner could also be included. Three capacitive function keys are found on the front of the phone.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is metal clad, and features the same oval home button used on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and other Galaxy S models. Both Zenfone 3 phones have a front-facing flash, and are equipped with the USB Type-C port.

The two benchmarked units that we told you about at the beginning of this year were given model numbers Z010DD and Z012D. The latter is most likely the Zenfone 3. According to the benchmark test, it will feature a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, and will carry the Snapdragon 650 SoC under the hood with 3GB of RAM and 32GB ROM inside. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 12MP/8MP, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed.

That means that the Z010DD should be the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe. This handset carries a larger 5.9-inch screen, with a lower 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The Snapdragon chipset will be under the hood, with 3GB of RAM on board.

The Asus Zenfone 3 and Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe will both be unveiled at Computex 2016. The annual trade show will be held from May 31st to June 4th this year.

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28. NocturnalEvil

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

No Intel, that's disappointing. Asus could've done wonders with the new X5 and X7 processors. These new Intel processors support 4K encoding and decoding so using them would have brought 4K capability to Zenfones. They could've opt for Windows 10 with X5 and X7 and since they are x64-86 processors they would've been better for running desktop apps in Continuum, forget Continuum they could've brought the desktop OS straight to the phone. Use of Windows 10 would have eliminated the need of PowerVR gpu, they could've gone for Intel HD gpu which would've saved them hell lotta money. Asus clearly wasted a lot of potential by going for Snapdragon this time.

31. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Same here. I only bought my asus zenfone 2 because it had intel inside. It kind of make me feel special. It wasn't the same old "Which snapdragon processor you have?" I would be like INTEL. The same one that makes your computer and they would be amazed. "didn't know intel made cpu for phones."

22. Zylam

Posts: 1826; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Finally no Intel chips and the buttons are on the side. Just get the price right, open the boot loader, release the kernels and we're good Asus! Don't like capacitive keys but its ok.

18. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

I wonder how they're gonna name the next Zenfones... I already have Zenfone 4.

21. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Zenfone 4 2017. Or they will include Asus complicated model numbers in the name.

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Zenfone 4s

14. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

The Black Variant is so Identical to the S6


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Sheesh, when are we gonna get a SD625 carrying phone? Efficient A53 at 14nm with a HD screen would be a battery life king. I thought Asus would do this. I may have to wait for Samsung or the HTC One A9 successor for this

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5826; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

A 14nm 650/652 would be awesome too But those probably perform too close to the 820, so we won't see until next year

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Keep an eye on Alcatel Idol 4 then

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The GPU is barely an upgrade and it has actually gone down from 22nm to 28nm......

7. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Wait .......720p un 5.9 inch? Omg

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and call it Deluxe, lol

4. tywinlannister

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Stupid design

10. Saioofi

Posts: 348; Member since: May 23, 2014

How dare you call a Samsung design stupid

3. muji_789

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Sooooooo They went from 4gb to 3gb of ram What an upgrade indeed

6. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Maybe the 64gb version will have 4gb of ram

2. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I see a Galaxy from all sides.

11. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

My thoughts exactly.

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Where? I see no Samsung logo, no uninspiring physical home button

19. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It does look a lot like a Samsung and in photo #2 you can see the home button, so yes there is one.

20. willard12 unregistered

Someday, you too will be inspired by a home button. It may inspire you to look at photos you've never seen before.

23. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014


32. g2a5b0e unregistered

Since when were buttons supposed to be inspiring? That makes so little sense. It's a piece of hardware, not a speech. The word I look for in my buttons is functional.

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The design looks like the design from previous iterations of the Zenfone line of devices. Just go take a look at the Zenfone 2 and 5, the zenfone 3 has the same design language just more refined.

29. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Samsung now is the lead for copying..

1. AZNHA unregistered

zenfone 3 deluxe seems to be promising yey no Intel

5. muji_789

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

How is intel a bad thing 2 years ago it was just as if not powerfuller than the 805 Which is awesome

8. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

The 805 came out in 2014 as well...

24. AZNHA unregistered

my zenfone 2 heated too much wew idk what should i do

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