ZenFone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 is a Dual-SIM Fire Breathing Asus smartphone

Asus has been building on their ZenFone (Deer, 2015, September 13) line launched since the IFA Trade Show in Berlin, Germany held in September 2015.

They’ve now launched a Snapdragon variant of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe (Prasad, 2016, July 12), becoming the first smartphone to use this chipset. The prices of the various configurations are as follows:

  • US$776 ZenFone 3 Deluxe (Flagship)
  • US $559 for the ZenFone 3 Deluxe 128GB model
  • US $497 for the ZenFone 3 Deluxe 32GB model

Snapdragon 821 was announced by Qualcomm on Monday July 10th 2016 and features the same quad-core Kryo cluster.

MICO Wars - ZenFone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 is a Dual-SIM Fire Breathing Asus smartphone - 14-07-2016 LHDEER

However, the Snapdragon 821 has some serious enhancement that makes it run 10% faster than the Snapdragon 820:

  • 2.4GHz performance core cluster
  • 2.0 GHz power cluster
  • Faster Adreno 530 GPU

Already, they’ve also begun to use the new 256GB UFS memory (Deer, 2016, July 13), ushering in a golden age for videographer and photographers (Deer, 2016, July 8) who’ve long wanted storage with faster read/write times capable of doing professional  work.

So what’s so different about the ZenFone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821?

ZenFone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 – Dual-SIM Fire Breathing Asus smartphone

The newer ZenFone 3 Deluxe variant with Snapdragon 821 has the following configuration:

  • 6GB RAM 256GB UFS 2.0 External Memory

The older variants use Snapdragon 820 and haves the following configuration:

  • 4GB RAM and 32GB microSD External Memory
  • 6GB RAM and 128GB microSD External Memory

As a quick refresher, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is Dual-SIM 5.7-inch 1080p display Smartphone that runs Android 6.0 with latest version of ZenUI. It sports a 23 megapixel rear camera which is great for photography quality work, an 8 megapixel front camera for all those great professional quality with all those pictures secured using you fingerprints thanks to the included fingerprint sensor.

All this is recharged using a USB Type-C cable and powered by a 3000mAh battery with fast charging. Truly, this Snapdragon 821 variant is a Fiery Beast!

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2015, September 13). Why Asus Zenfone smartphone line unleashed for Christmas 2015 and New Year 2016. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/asus-zenfone-smartphone/
  2. Deer, L. (2016, July 8). How SanDisk 256GB microSD will make 4K Drone Videos and Photography Easy. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/sandisk-256gb-microsd/
  3. Prasad. (2016, July 12). ASUS AndroidASUS announces flagship ZenFone 3 Deluxe variant with Snapdragon 821. Retrieved from http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_announces_flagship_zenfone_3_deluxe_variant_with_snapdragon_821-news-19345.php
  4. Deer, L. (2016, July 13). Samsung’s UFS micoSD card Socket may appear in the Samsung Galaxy S7. Retrieved from  https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/samsungs-ufs-microsd-card-socket/

 

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