It is no secret that the Chinese handset maker, Asus tasted success with the launch of its Zenfone series of smartphones in India as well as around the world. While the first generation of Zenfone was plagued with small shortcomings of its own, it sold really well in price conscious markets and encouraged Asus to come up with the the second generation. Asus Zenfone 2 was a massive improvement over its predecessor and amassed even more fanfare. Now, the brand is all set to launch the third generation of the device and it looks even more promising than its previous two iteration put together. Here is all that you need to know about the Zenfone 3 smartphone.
1 – All Metal Design Minus Ugly Antenna Bands
With this generation of Zenfone, Asus has pushed its designers back to the drawing board and came up with a completely new design. Asus Zenfone 3 is the first first handset in this lineup to come with an all metal unibody chassis with 2.5D glass front and back panel. Needless to say that the handset feels more premium than its successors in the lineup. Moreover, Asus has done away with the rear mounted volume buttons and placed them on sides for better accessibility.
2 – Display Has Been Retained From Zenfone 2
When it comes to the resolution of the display on Zenfone 3, Asus has retained 1920 x 1080 pixels on the Zenfone 2. This is a good thing since it not only offers a good viewing experience but also does not eat up all battery juice like quad HD display. The Asus Zenfone 3 boasts of a large 5.5-inch display that has been made of Super LCD panel. The panel ensures that the visibility is exemplary even in direct as well as low light conditions.
3 – Zenfone 3 Rides On a Snapdragon Processor
Coming to the specifications of the handset, Asus Zenfone 2 were considered to be the best in class and Zenfone 3 looks all set to outperform previous Asus mobiles. Asus Zenfone 3 has been equipped with an all new Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU. The RAM depends on the variant of the handset as 32 GB unit gets 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB variant gets 4 GB of RAM. The handset looks all set to be a new trailblazer in the budget segment.
4 – Better Camera and Picture Quality this Time Around
Asus Zenfone 3 has been equipped with far much better camera setup than its predecessor and we could not be happier. This smartphone boasts of a 16 Megapixels primary snapper on the rear panel for routine clicks and 8 Megapixels front camera to click superior selfies. And if the resolution of the cameras were not enough Asus has packed these cameras with laser autofocus, Phase detection autofocus, contrast-detection autofocus and OIS. The handset maker has also equipped the camera with features like RGB sensor, dual-tone LED flash, 4-axis optical stabilization for images and 3-axis electronic stabilization for videos. You know you are getting a brilliant camera when the maker has ensured that there is nearly all possible technologies in the handset to capture stunning videos and images.
5 – Fingerprint Sensor Makes An Appearance on ZenFone
Asus Zenfone 3 is the first series from the Chinese handset maker to get a fingerprint scanner, which was due for a while now. With ever other brand in the budget segment launching a fingerprint enabled handset, Asus was far behind in the race but not anymore. The rear mounted audio buttons on this handset has been replaced with identically looking fingerprint scanner, which is quite fast in recognising fingerprints. This not only helps in securing the handset but also makes it future-proof in case Google Pay ever arrives in India.
With features like Asus Zenfone 3 has certainly managed to pique interest of many and the anticipation for the handset is on all time high. It is expected that the handset would be priced in the range of INR 12,000. However, right now all we can do is to wait for the handset to arrive on Indian shores.