Snapdragon 823 powered Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe on the way to certain markets?
posted by Alan F. / Jun 01, 2016, 8:24 PM
The Snapdragon 823 SoC is rumored to be the standard fare on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 (or 7). The chip features a faster CPU with the four Kryo cores running at a clock speed of 3GHz as opposed to the 2.2GHz top speed on the Snapdragon 820. Both chipsets support 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The Snapdragon 823 SoC powered ZenFone 3 Deluxe will hit limited markets in August carrying a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. That works out to a 386ppi pixel density. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of expandable native storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available to those seeking additional storage.
A 23MP Pixelmaster camera is on back with both OIS and EIS (!), PDAF and HDR. The front-facing 8MP camera has a wide angle lens for shooting selfies. The device carries a fingerprint scanner, and a 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on. Quick Charge 3.0 allows for a rapid re-charge of the cell. Android 6.0 is pre-installed with the Zen 3.0 UI running on top.
Color options are Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver and Sand Gold. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe is priced at the equivalent of $499.
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- 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
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2.2 to 3 ghz is a big jump. I guess we'll find out if it can handle it without major throttling.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 8:34 PM 1
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The Qualcomm website states that the clock speed for a SD 823 is 2.6ghz for 2 of the cores, and the other 2 cores are clocked at 2.0 ghz. The GPU on the 823 is clocked at 720 MHz. Whereas the GPU on the SD 820 is clocked at 624 MHz. I have a SD 820 in my current phone. I haven't seen it throttle on any games that I have played. So the SD 823 is roughly the same only faster. It has the same kyro cores and Adreno 530 GPU.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 8:53 PM 2
That's because power consumption depends upon the voltage and frequency both. P = c*V^2*f. C is a constant, V being the voltage and F is the frequency of the chip. If you increase only frequency, the jump in temp won't be that much. But once you overvolt, things would get crazy since power consumption will now increase in a squared relation. That's why you increase the frequency by keeping the voltage constant while overclocking until it posts and it's stable. About the 823 and 820, 823 simply can't be an overclocked variant of the 820. That would simply not work. I'm thinking they have perfected the fab and the 823 is a much better bin than the 820, allowing it to achieve much higher frequencies. Even in PC industry, an i7 is mostly a higher binned i5, which allows it to achieve higher clocks and have hyperthreading. The same can be said about GPU. For example a GTX 1070 is just a 1080 with 1/4th of cores disabled.
posted on Jun 02, 2016, 12:42 AM 11
I'll wait until the reviews come out. But between this, the new Note, and the next Nexus, we will be spoiled for choice.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 9:08 PM 2
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What about the Axon 7? If I were in the market for an Android phone, it would be at the top of my list. All the things I offered in the Zenfone, but with less bloat :D.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 9:13 PM 4
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The Axon 7 and Zenfone 3 Deluxe both are really interesting for their prices, but I'm not so sure about how ZTE and Asus are with their updates. Are the quick with security updates and how long do they support their phones with new OS? Everyone raved about how great the BLU One Life X is until I read on Reddit BLU phones pretty much don't get any new OS updates and what you have at the time of purchase is what you get, but for $149 I guess you can't expect much. I heard BLU phones are pretty much rebranded chinese manufacturer phones so maybe it's not BLU's fault because if the original manufacturer stops support on their phones BLU pretty much can't do anything about it.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 9:36 PM 0
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My Axon Pro got the Marshmallow update before most Samsung flagships lol (about 2-3 months back). Not sure about Asus because I owned the PadFone X and it didn't get a single update. Hope that helps :D.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 9:43 PM 2
Same here. My 2015 zte axon pro (which is near stock vanilla) has been on marshmallow and 0.1 for so many months, I'm shocked when I see a headline like 'Samsung phone gets marshmallow.' Reminds me I'm 100% broken up with Samsung.
posted on Jun 02, 2016, 11:21 AM 0
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And the Nexus will trump all, just because of software upgrades. No matter how good the phone is hardware wise it wouldn't matter if it's getting a 1 year software support plus the difference in performance is hardly noticeable by the average user especially if the difference between the processors is 1 generation short.
posted on Jun 02, 2016, 12:59 AM 1
Will the three new Asus, especially the ultra, come with US LTE bands for T-mobile? I just want the 6.8 on T-mobile tbh
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 9:18 PM 0
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this is the real 2016's flagship killer!! it can top most of 2016's flagships (except for that FHD screen, and battery) at cheaper price than most of them.. Oneplus 3 should be like this, lol
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 10:28 PM 1
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That means it will be going india in late 2016 and until thn moto z , nexus , omg! Too many choices!!! But why glass backs!!!??
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 11:30 PM 1
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