Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe coming soon: First phone to use Snapdragon 821 chip

July 22, 2016 Android Asus News

As a recap, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe annouced earlier this year was assumed to carry Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820. The handset flaunts a metal unibody design and will come in Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver and Sand Gold colour options.

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Asus has now announced the their upcoming ZenFone 3 Deluxe will be powered by the Snapdragon 821, which is around 10 percent faster than its predecessor. The latest chip can provide up to 2.4 GHz clock speed, up to 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage and up to 600Mbps LTE speed. It will also come with the Andreno 530 GPU, USB-C 3.0 port, and will feature Quick Charge 3.0, capable of charging the 3,000 mAh battery by up to 60 percent in just 30 minutes.

It's main camera will feature a 23MP Sony IMX 318 sensor with a f/2.0 aperture size and protected by a Sapphire lens cover. It also features the PixelMaster 3.0 and subject-tracking TriTech auto-focus technologies, plus optical and electronic image stabilization for blur-free shots and videos.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe will arrive with a 5.7-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Super Amoled screen with 79 percent screen-to-body ratio. It will also come with a Bluelight Filter for the user's eye protection and Tru2life display technology for easier reading on the outdoors. A Corning Gorilla Glass 4 will also come to protect the screen from the daily grind and bumps.

The memory will be up to whopping 6GB, while internal storage will be from 64GB up to 256GB and still expandable via a microSD card. It will also arrive with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 5 Ghz 2x2 MIMO Support and Bluetooth V 4.2 +A2DP +EDR wireless connectivity. Most of the specs here compares with the recently launched Oneplus 3 monster specs.

Meanwhile, Qualcomm said in an official statement that "the Snapdragon 821 is engineered to deliver a 10 percent performance increase over the 820, with the Qualcomm Kryo quad-core CPU, reaching speeds up to 2.4GHz."

It also said, " The 821 is designed to complement and extend the competitive strengths of our Snapdragon 800 lineup."

At this moment, Asus has not made announcement on the release date for and price of its upcoming ZenFone 3 Deluxe, but we do speculate that it must be arriving soon. Keep a lookout of any further updates!