The first Snapdragon S821 device is finally out. The ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Edition is the first phone to be equipped with one of Qualcomm’s latest processors in the market. We learned about this Deluxe version getting a Snapdragon 821 the same time Qualcomm unveiled the said the processor. The company noted how the chipset offers faster device boot up and quicker app launches and now we can finally know for sure as the phone is already available in Taiwan.
ASUS has listed the ZenFone 3 Deluxe with a NT$24,990 price tag which is about $790 in the US. That’s such an expensive price but it’s a premium flagship phone. It’s the Deluxe edition and we all know how ASUS delivers different variants of its flagship line.
To review, the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Edition comes equipped with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, 1080 x 1920 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 6GB RAM, 256GB onboard storage, microSD card slot, and a 3000mAh battery. The imaging system impresses with a 23MP main camera with a Sony IMX318 Exmoor sensor and an 8MP front-facing shooter. It’s also capable of 4K video recording. Of course, device also has the standard features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 4G LTE connectivity. This one comes with a USB Type C already and there’s still the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Aside from the ZenFone 3 Deluxe 256GB, we also know about the ZenFone 3 Laser which ASUS has yet to announce.