However now Intel is out of the market, Asus’s freshly improved Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe appears to be headed to becoming the most powerful Android smartphone in the market.
We saw the ZenFone 3 at Computex, and most of the specs are the same. But the top-of-the-line ZenFone 3 Deluxe is going to get Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 821 chipset.
This means that the entire spec will be a 2.4GHz Snapdragon 821 chip with Adreno 530 graphics, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage (expandable via microSD cards), a 23-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel selfie cam, a 5.7-inch, a 1080p Super AMOLED screen, and a 3,000mAh battery.It will have dual-SIM support, Quick Charge 3.0 technology, laser autofocus, fingerprint sensor and an all-metal design with an invisible antenna.
Qualcomm told us that the Snapdragon 821 builds upon the 820’s features, but provides a 10 percent performance increase. Its Kryo quad-core CPU runs at 2.4GHz this will make the ZenFone 3 Delux the fastest on the market.
As you might expect the ZenFone 3 Deluxe will be a bit pricier – $780. But for that spec, it is pretty good value. The two other variants will have the respectable 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820, and 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 4GB with 32GB storage. These will be worth $560 for the bigger one and $500 for the smaller one.