GFXBench shows us what the Asus Zenfone 3 will be packing


asus zenfone 3

There is a lot of chatter going on around the upcoming Asus flagship phone and how it could be another bargain priced hardware monster! Just look at these specs.

In the run up to the Zenfone 3’s launch we have heard plenty of rumours, but the one which has really stuck is the idea it might launch with a Snapdragon 820 and other high-end kit at a nice and affordable price point.

Well a recent GFXBench discovery gives us something to go off, with the confirmation of the top tier Qualcomm chipset along with some other goodies.

According to the benchmarks, the Zenfone 3 will also feature a 1920 x 1080 display, 4GB RAM, 128GB memory, 21 mega-pixel main camera (with 4K video support), 8 mega-pixel front camera, NFC and an Android 6.0.1 bases operating system.

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This version of the Zenfone 3 is believed to be the Deluxe model, which could mean a lower end version is in the works and perhaps even an ‘ultimate’ with more RAM is on the way too.

As for pricing, we are not sure yet, but Chinese sources are suggesting pricing of around 2400 Yuan which is around $365.

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29 Comments

  1. May 26, 2016

    Now thats one smartphone to really look forward to 🙂

    • El Duderino
      May 27, 2016

      display size 13.8″! 8-o

  2. E8hffff
    May 26, 2016

    Fairly nice considering the specs and quality of manufacturing ASUS has. My concern would be that they don’t attempt to release a 1001 sub models like they have been doing for the Zenfone 2 as it just confuses the public and dilutes community support.

  3. MattD
    May 26, 2016

    Yeah yeah, snapdragon high-end chip and stuff, but most importantly: probably they’ve fixed that atrocious design of theirs… Probably… xD

    • Yep
      May 26, 2016

      Hopefully they are no longer 12mm thick but more like 8 lol

      • MattD
        May 27, 2016

        You’re mean… They’re just 11mm thick, not 12! ?

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 26, 2016

      That’s why I concerned for now, they should do a revolution in all their awful design.

      • MattD
        May 27, 2016

        Yep, they really should… This year there’s more competition than ever, it’s unacceptable to see a device with a worse design than most chinese company (I mean: even ulefone pull out a slimmer design on a device having double the battery… It’s not that hard!)

    • balcobomber25
      May 26, 2016

      That old design was terrible and was thicker than many dictionaries.

      • MattD
        May 27, 2016

        Not to mention the couple of extra centimeters they wasted to mantain that “iconic” space under the capacitive buttons… ?

        I mean, i can live with a thicker or longer device, but if you’re taking the space, make it count: i don’t see the reason to have such a tick device when the battery inside is so small… There are chinese phone with double the battery yet slimmer than that! Also, if you keep the space on the chin, put the speaker there, don’t let it as a blank space for whatever design reason…

      • TheOracle
        May 27, 2016

        I beg to disagree. I’ve had mine for over a year and have never noticed the thickness. Why? Because it’s tapered down to about 4mm on the sides and that’s where you hold a phone. The only downside to that is you can’t really do much with it on a flat surface as it rocks from side to side. So, no it’s not thick.

        • balcobomber25
          May 27, 2016

          Have to agree to disagree. For me it wad way too thick when i held it.

          • TheOracle
            May 27, 2016

            Fair enough. Let me put it another way. My Redmi Note 3 has much thicker sides and that’s where phones are held. I like the design but the “chin” is baffling.

            • balcobomber25
              May 27, 2016

              Where you hold your phone depends on the user. I hold my phone with the bottom resting against my palm. On the Zenfone 2 the bottom is massive.

            • TheOracle
              May 27, 2016

              That must be some balancing act! Lol

            • balcobomber25
              May 27, 2016

              Not at all, fits right into the bottom of your hand naturally. Like in this picture.

              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a199757c0ef652def43091a8fd59b2e10cb9f0802bbd1b9dd149b7cd4c63c53a.png

            • TheOracle
              May 27, 2016

              And you’re also gripping the sides bro. Just proves my point.

            • balcobomber25
              May 27, 2016

              And im also holding the bottom which proves my point. Having the huge bottom of the Zenfone 2 dig into your palm constantly is not fun. If you enjoy it that is fine, I don’t. I prefer thinner phones.

            • TheOracle
              May 27, 2016

              I forgot to mention that I have very big hands. Big enough to palm a basketball so the chin doesn’t really interfere though I don’t particularly like it. I’ve lived with it for over a year and it’s not really an issue. Now if you want to talk about huge top and bottom bezels the iPhone 6 Plus is ridiculous.

      • Marco Lancaster
        May 27, 2016

        Saw the Zenfone Zoom in a shop these days, that thing was a atrocity in design, I think my frames for portraits are slimmer than that bezels.

  4. Yep
    May 26, 2016

    $368=£250, I’d pay that. Alas we will get screwed as usual and it will be £350 in the UK.

  5. Assefa Hanson
    May 26, 2016

    maybe i need to take a break from reading smartphone specs, hardware wise every flagship looks mega similar

  6. arsalan
    May 26, 2016

    Na Asus… I am having zenfone 2. I will not buy anymore Asus.

  7. Manjurul Islam
    May 27, 2016

    Why almost every gfxbench reports camera with no support for hdr photo? Do flagships phone cameras get no hdr support?

  8. Wolvie
    May 27, 2016

    Price is consider very good with that spec (128gb ,no SD820 SOC down throttle) .If it is for real and no extra hidden mark up…)

  9. Simion Florin
    May 27, 2016

    It will do battle with ZTE Axon 7, in that price category.

  10. Steven Fox
    May 28, 2016

    Very interesting, it looks like Qualcomm is giving SD820 chips to anyone.
    Could Cubot or Elephone actually pull of an SD820 phone?

  11. Ionut Johnny
    June 18, 2016

    I’m dying to see Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe or ZTE Axon 7 as well, and maybe some release date for Europe or UK would be nice 😀
    I am focused on 3 phones, Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, ZTE Axon 7 and Oneplus 3.
    Really like how Asus looks this Year.