The third-generation Zenfone is coming and a comprehensive leak gives us a lot of juicy details. For starters, there will be three models ranging from $110 to $370 based on size and features.
The models will be divided by screen size: 4.5″, 5″ and 5.5″ (there’s a chance the last one will be 6″ instead). The screens will be covered with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4. Some will get in on the back too and a brushed spiral pattern is reported along with five glossy color options – White, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Black.
Asus Zenfone 3 out in the wild
The new Asus Zenfone 3 handsets will be slim with a metal frame (and a sealed battery). Dual-SIM connectivity is on the cards with a microSD slot for extra storage.
Asus is switching away from Intel Atom chipsets and 50% of Zenfone 3 devices will be powered by a Snapdragon instead (Asus officially said as high as 90% will go Snapdragon, plus 10% MediaTek). The high-end models will get 4GB of RAM plus 32GB storage and score 135,000 points on AnTuTu. They will launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow sprinkled with ZenUI 3.0.
The top models will boast 23MP cameras on the back and 8MP selfie cams, but allegedly they will all top out at 1080p for video recording.
Expect the first launch to be in Thailand on May 30. Or June.