Earlier today, Asus added three new devices to its Android portfolio - the regular Zenfone 3
, the beefy Zenfone 3 Deluxe
, and finally, the ultra-large Zenfone 3
Ultra. A true behemoth, in almost every sense of the word.
How large, exactly? Think larger than 5.7 inches. While you're on that track, slowly increase the size until you no longer feel comfortable. Did you stop at 6 inches, or even 6.3? That's sweet, but those of you who put a halt around the 6.8-inch mark just hit home.
Yep, the Zenfone 3 Ultra stands rather tall at 6.8 inches, though this is arguably its single highlight. Specs-wise, it is not as impressive as the 6GB RAM Deluxe phone Asus also introduced, it's just a very good upper mid-range device.
Here are its specs at a quick glance:
|Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra|
|Platform||Android 6 Marshmallow|
|Display||6.8” Super AMOLED Full HD (1080 x 1920)|
|SoC||Octa-core Snapdragon 652|
|RAM||Up to 4GB LPDDR4|
|Cameras||23MP PixelMaster (Sony IMX318) w/ f2.0 lens, 4-axis OIS|
8MP, 85-degree wide-angle cam
|Storage||64 GB | 128GB|
with microSD support
|Battery||4,600 mAh, supports QuickCharge 3.0|
|Extra features||DTS 7.1 surround sound with certified headphones|
Design-wise, it's a full-metal device that comes without any visible antenna lines, and Asus claims this is the world's first phone to do so. We for one hope this trend gets copied at will!Also, despite being branded as a member of the Zenfone 3 family, its design is quite different from the Zenfone 3 and the Zenfone 3 Deluxe
. Its fingerprint reader, for example (yes, it has one!), is embedded under a physical home button up front.
Asus also wants you to know that its 6.8-inch monster is pretty well-endowed in the audio department. The phone seemingly arrives with a duo of powerful five-magnet stereo speakers, as well as DTS 7.1
virtual surround support. You can make use of the latter if you grab yourself compatible certified headphones.
Oh, and did we mention that the phone arrives with a 4,600mAh battery? Well, we just did. The juicer's so large that you can use the Zenfone 3 Ultra to charge other phones with a 1.5A power output.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra will be available in Taiwan, Asia Pacific, China, and Europe, but there's no word about the USA yet. The 64GB of the phone will cost around $479 once it hits the shelves, though we have no idea about the pricing of the 128GB flavor.
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra