ASUS introduced the ZenFone 3 family lineup to us Malaysians during early August, while most of the models are made available in the following weeks, but the gem of the bunch, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe was not available until this week.
Yes, the ASUS flagship has finally reached Malaysia at the starting price of RM2599.
To recap on the specs, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe comes in 2 different hardware configurations. The standard variant comes with Snapdragon 820 SoC with 6GB RAM + 64GB UFS2.0 storage. While the higher-spec variant comes with Snapdragon 821 SoC with 6GB RAM + 256GB UFS2.0 storage.
Other than the SoC and storage difference, the rest are identical, for instance, the 5.7-inch 1080p FHD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4. Camera department gets the 23MP Sony IMX318 sensor with 0.03s Tri-Tech AF. Keeping the lights on is the 3000mAh battery supporting QuickCharge 3.0.
Colour options are available in Glacier Silver and Shimmer gold for both variants. At the time of writing, the device is currently sold out at the ASUS online Store.