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Asus Zenfone 3 ships to Malaysia

by on08 August 2016

First Snapdragon 821 to ship soon 

Since early June, we have been closing windows on our summer advent calendar waiting for the Snapdragon 821 based Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Now it seems that the Asus Santa Claws is visting Malaysia first.

Malaysian customers will get the entire range of the Asus Zenfone 3 including the premier Zenfone 3 Deluxe, Zenfone 3 Ultra 6.8 inch phablet, Zenfone 3 laser, Zenfone 3 Max and  the Asus Zenfone 3.

It is a pity, because we were especially interested in the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe and its 256GB UFS 2.0 storage. It comes with 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 821 SoC. It seems that it will sell for MYR 3,299 which is USD $820.

The Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will sell for MYR 2,599 or USD $645. The ZenFone 3 Ultra 6.8-inch phablet will come at the same price but the size of that phone sounds incredible as this is almost as big as the popular Nexus 7 first $199 tablet in 2013. The Zenfone 3 Ultra 6.8-inch phablet comes with the Snapdragon 852 SoC.

The Asus Zenfone 3 laser a 5.5 inch full HD phone with 4GB Ram and a Snapdragon 430 will sell for  MYR 999 ($250). The Asus Zenfone 3 Max featuring Snapdragon 615, 3GB RAM and 4,100mAh should be selling for a fab MYR 799 ($200).

The last but by no means the least are the vanilla Zenfone 3 models. They come in two sizes. The 5.2-inch version,  with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and Snapdragon 625 will sell for MYR 1,499 ($370). The larger 5.5-inch version will sell for 1,699 / $420 USD and has the same spec.

Customers in India might be the next to get these phones on August 17 and we guess that the rest of the world won’t be that far away. This is the first generation of Asus phones that defected to Qualcomm's Snapdragon after Intel decided to stop wasting its money on mobile phone SoCs

Last modified on 08 August 2016
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