Asus officially launch four new Zenfone 3 handsets


Asus Zenfone 3

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

Asus Zenfone 3 Monarch

Let’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

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

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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

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 Zenfone 3

Asus has definitely gone full in, announcing a nice array of devices for all tastes, from the “flagship”¬†Zenfone 3 Monarch¬†‚ÄĒ the Zenfone 3 Deluxe sports a Snapdragon 821¬†‚ÄĒ 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.

What are your thoughts, guys?

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18 Comments

  1. topgun
    September 23, 2016

    The problem is, for the price they set, I may as well just pick up a samsung

    • MAHOGANY HD
      September 24, 2016

      Or iPhone 7.

  2. Assefa Hanson
    September 23, 2016

    They will be good quality but too expensive vs competition, and their models are confusing as hell

  3. rimakus
    September 23, 2016

    OMG “hidden antenna”!!! I need one!

  4. Yeti hand
    September 23, 2016

    What the hell?? Those prices!!! Hell NO

  5. goodwill
    September 23, 2016

    you know you can buy a motorcycle or a used car with that price. haha. phone prices are getting ridiculous.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      September 23, 2016

      wow … used car where man !

      in Pakistan even used cars cost like $5000

      • goodwill
        September 23, 2016

        USD 5000 is the cheapest used car in Pakistan?! I’m sure there’s cheaper if you really look. I don’t think 5k is the cheapest there. Even here you can get a used car at $1k, cheapest (functional). Even in the UK, you can get a 10plus year old used car at $600.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          September 24, 2016

          yea … i was talking more like decent.

          if you’re talking functional … then we probably won’t get any sedans or stuff like that but VERY old ass , cheap and rusty crap. more like a pile of metal junk for around $600-700. Suzuki FX is available in that price…

          i have seen a few cars on offer in the UK and most of them are automatic and well furnished and maintained for around $600. if they were in Pakistan for that price , i’d close my eyes and buy one ALREADY!

  6. September 23, 2016

    Too expensive. There are many other alternatives.
    Asus wants to compete with Sammy and other big boys. Well, good luck to them……….

    • Muhammad Yasir
      September 23, 2016

      *hears someone else say ‘too expensive’ phrase *

      YAY!

  7. September 23, 2016

    I am going for the LeEco Pro 3 instead of this. Goodluck Asus.

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    September 23, 2016

    nobody is going to pay $404 for that piece of shit

  9. Bob Write
    September 23, 2016

    all of which are way over priced for a phone. We can spend $150.00 us and have a phone that can do everything a $700.00 dollar phone can do. The consumer is being played. Stop buying over priced phones or they’ll just keep going up in price.

  10. Graham_Douglas
    September 23, 2016

    You don’t know what you’re talking about. This much I know. The internet gets a bad rap for misinformation and this is a case in point.

  11. Vas Vijayakumar
    September 24, 2016

    Hi Pierre is monarch a 2k panel or 1080 cos even the official website states 1080… please let us know

  12. Ionut Johnny
    September 24, 2016

    Goodbye asus, I was looking forward to the deluxe or monarch but the prices are crazy.

  13. Rabab Noor
    September 24, 2016

    Those are some Crazy prize. PLus Camera is not upto the mark.