For something that has been called the fastest smartphone in the world, it sure took its time in actually getting here. And it’s not even in its best form, either. If you’ve been waiting since June for any new info on the actual release date of the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe, well, your wait is over.
It’s here now, and it sports a Snapdragon 820 chip, like the rest of this year’s many branded flagships. It also comes with 6GB RAM, 64GB UFS 2.0 storage, and a free ZenFone Ultra power bank. And that’s just for the 5.7-inch version. Apparently, a 5.5-inch model is also on its way, sporting a Snapdragon 625 chip, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a free ZenPower Pro.
Sadly, it doesn’t look like the version with the Snapdragon 821 will be coming any time soon. But if you can make do with the two different versions mentioned above, then you’re in luck. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.7-inch is already out, and it’s priced at P34,995. You can check out the nearest Asus stores, concept shops, kiosks, and authorized dealers to snag it.
Meanwhile, the 5.5-inch version costs P22,995, but it won’t be for sale until next week, mid December, or later. It’s basically your choice between that or the regular ZenFone 3. Read the press release below.
ASUS Flagship Smartphone ZenFone 3 Deluxe Now Available in the Philippines
Distinguished and desirable addition to ZenFone 3 family combines artistry and brilliance with many world’s-first breakthroughs and achievements
Manila, Philippines (November 28, 2016) — ASUS today announced the launch of ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the distinguished flagship model of the new ZenFone 3 Series designed for users who demand a smartphone with the very best performance and features. The desirable ZenFone 3 Deluxe has the highest-specification components of the ZenFone 3 Series models and is the ultimate expression of ASUS smartphone design.
ZenFone 3 incorporates many world’s-first technical achievements and breakthroughs, the result of a determined effort to empower users with the very best in smartphone design and technology.
World’s first all-aluminum-alloy smartphone with invisible-antenna design
ZenFone 3 Deluxe features an incredibly slim and elegant all-metal unibody chassis, and is the world’s first metal-bodied smartphone with an invisible-antenna design for uncompromised signal quality. Our world-class engineers’ determination in pursuit of perfection and technical prowess enabled them to ascend a new pinnacle with ZenFone 3 Deluxe, integrating the antennas in such a way as to dispense with the ugly bands and gaps that blemish other metal-bodied smartphones.
Other distinguished design details include its hyperfine sandblasted surface — polished to a beautifully smooth anodized finish that makes ZenFone 3 Deluxe incredibly tactile — and brilliant metallic diamond-cut edges that add to its stylish and desirable appearance. The barely-there 1.3mm bezel around the display gives ZenFone 3 Deluxe a huge 79% screen-to-body ratio, so users get the smallest body size possible for the smartphone’s generous 5.7-inch display size.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe is also the first ASUS smartphone to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor — conveniently located below the camera lens on the phone’s rear panel — for rapid unlocking and authentication.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe is available in two sophisticated colors that enhance its desirability and elite status: Sand Gold and Glacier Silver.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.7 variant is now available in the Philippines and priced at PHP 34,995 and the ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.5 variant is priced at PHP 22,995 which will arrive by 2nd week of December 2016.
You can purchase the Zenfone 3 Deluxe to select ASUS stores/ concept shop, kiosks and key ASUS authorized dealers Nationwide.
BUNDLE AND SPECIAL PROMO
The ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.7 comes with a bundle of ZenPower Ultra and ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.5 comes with a bundle of ZenPower Pro. Moreover, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.7 is also available via credit card installment plan up to 12 months, and ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.5 is up to 6 months.