09-23-2016, 05:17 PM
After the launch of the Deluxe Edition of the Zenfone 3 back in July, Asus has come back with four new devices, among them two flagships and two mid rangers. They are: Zenfone 3 Monarch, Zenfone 3 Ultimate, Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Euro edition.
Asus Zenfone 3 MonarchLet’s begin with the best devices they presented today, the Zenfone 3 Monarch. The handset features an hidden antenna and an all-metal body design. It sports a 5.7-inch 2K Super AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage (UFS 2.0), all of this powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.
The camera has a massive resolution of 23MP, produced by a Sony IMX318 sensor and it’s equipped with OIS. The Zenfone 3 Monarch also features Quick Charge 3.0 and has an USB Type-C port. The Zenfone 3 Monarch will be available in gray, silver and gold, and it’ll will be priced 4,999 Yuan ($749).
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultimate The second on the list is the Zenfone 3 Ultimate, which is basically the Monarch version but with less RAM and internal storage, respectively 4GB and 64GB (not UFS, be aware). It’ll cost 3299 Yuan ($494).
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra If you thought the 6.44″ of the Xiaomi Mi Max were too much, wait to see the Zenfone 3 Ultra. The device sports a giant 6.8″ 1080p display, it’s powered by a Snapdragon 652 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It boasts the same 23MP camera with the Sony IMX318 sensor and a 4600mAh capacity battery. Also here there’s the support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 and an USB Type-C port. It’ll be available in gray, gold and silver for 3999 Yuan ($599).
Asus Zenfone 3 Euro edition Now we get to the cheapest device they presented today, the Zenfone 3 Euro edition. The handset comes with a double-sided glass design, a 5.5-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU clocked at 2Ghz, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Zenfone 3 Euro edition will sport an 8MP rear camera and a 16MP front one, 3000mAh battery and USB Type-C interface. It’ll come in four colors: gold, blue, black and white; and it’ll cost 2699 Yuan ($404).
Asus has definitely gone full in, announcing a nice array of devices for all tastes, from the “flagship” Zenfone 3 Monarch — the Zenfone 3 Deluxe sports a Snapdragon 821 — to the mid-ranger Zenfone 3 Euro edition. Although I must say, I would have liked the Zenfone 3 Euro edition to be cheaper than $404, similarly to what happened with the Zenfone 2 lineup.