Top-of-the-line Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe to be the first phone powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC

Top-of-the-line Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe to be the first phone powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC
Yesterday, we told you that Qualcomm had officially introduced the Snapdragon 821 chipset. The changes are minor as this is to be considered an interim chipset offering minor improvements until the Snapdragon 830 chipset is released. Produced using the same 14nm process as the Snapdragon 820 SoC, the Snapdragon 821 continues to employ the quad-core Kryo cores. The high performance cores will run at a maximum clock speed of 2.4GHz as opposed to 2.2GHz on the SD-820. On the low-performance cores, the increase in maximum clock speed is a heftier 25% from 1.6GHz to 2.0GHz.

This morning, Asus held an event for the Hong Kong and Taiwan region. During the festivities, the manufacturer announced that one variant of the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe will get a bump to the Snapdragon 821 chipset from the Snapdragon 820 SoC. It will be the first smartphone to carry the new chip. That particular phone will feature a quad-core 2.4GHz CPU, and the Adreno 530GPU running at 650MHz, up from 624MHz.

The ZenFone 3 is equipped with a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. The screen has a 1080 x 1920 resolution. There is a 23MP rear camera with OIS, laser auto focus and an f/2.0 aperture. The front-facing 8MP snapper takes selfies and handles video chats. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and a fingerprint reader is located on the back.

There are three versions of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe. The top-of-the-line model is the only one that will employ the Snapdragon 821 chip. This unit has 6GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.0 native storage, and is priced at the equivalent of $780 USD. The other two variants will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, with a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU. The model with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage is priced at the equivalent of $500 USD. The other variant, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, is tagged at the equivalent of $560 USD.

The two Snapdragon 820 SoC powered phones will be released in Taiwan and Hong Kong as soon as next month, The version with the Snapdragon 821 chipset will launch later in the year.

source: Engadget

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ZenFone 3 Deluxe
  • 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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15 Comments

1. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

(This unit has 6GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.0 native storage) Please make the storage 512GB and I'll buy it DAY ONE!

3. Povea

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

Porn addict??? Kanye West probably!

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

wtf did I just read?

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

512GB UFS2.0 isnt exist (yet :P)http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/flash-storage/ufs/ what about 256GB storage + 256GB adopted MicroSD (thats $200 extra to buy 256GB card, lol)

10. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

256 is enough for 3 years worth of storage of anything for me LOL.

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

2016 phones are so awesome, I'm so torn which one I should buy :((

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

None, there are many more interesting things you could spend your money on than stupid phones

6. Fonatic

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2016

like what???? iphone LOL!!!!

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I already bought whatever my needs are to survive 2016, just need a new phone to complete my checklist :)

11. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Dang, as if we can't survive with a 2013 phone in 2016. I don't totally deny that though. A 3 years old phone may still perform good.

12. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Ya, like paying deposit for a second hand car... But phones are hard to resist for whatever stupid reasons.

9. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Like porn!!!

13. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

F**k Asus they do not update their phones, still for MM on zenfone 2

14. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Marshmallow is out. Just Google it. Probably your region or something

15. Elfmonster unregistered

In the future, the best phones won't launch in the USA until late, if at all.

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