Asus Zenfone 3 budget smartphone: 3GB RAM and a new processor

Asus Zenfone 2 was absolutely the real beast of 2015, for being the first to feature 4GB RAM. In 2016, Asus is planning to make their good reputation grow even stronger, with an upcoming budget smartphone Asus Zenfone 3


Asus Zenfone 3: next generation of reputed budget smartphones by Asus

Very recently, we have spotted on GFXBench 2 model IDs of the new Zenfone 3 smartphone by Asus, said to target at the budget category: Z010DD and Z012D are allegedly the first 2 variants of their new generation Zenfone. While the Z012D model will still feature 5.5 inch FHD display like their predecessor, seems like Asus is giving the Z010DD a bigger screen of up to 5.9 inch but a bit lower with HD resolution. Both smartphones are expected to cost no more than USD 250 (PHP 12K and Rs 16,8K).

Specs-wise, let’s talk about the bigger machine first. Asus Zenfone 3 specs, for the Z010DD model, will pack a 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and Snapdragon 615. The smartphone will have 13MP/5MP camera duo and run on Android 6.0 at release. Asus Zenfone 3 specs, for the 5.5 inch Zo12D model will feature 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and a Snapdragon 650 processor. There is no information thus far about this camera but we will also have Android 6.0 pre installed.


Reading up to now, I guess you are also wondering why there is no appearance of any Intel chip set like Asus used to choose for their Zenfone 2 series. Although this is not finalized yet, this could be a new strategy in their business plan. Let’s see how the Zenfone 3 turn out to be and whether it can make another hit like the last generation successfully did.

Asus Zenfone 3 release: expecting Q2 2016

Asus Zenfone 3 is said to be released somewhere in Q2 2016. There are several months to count down, but we are already excited. Since previous rumors did mention that Asus was said to be working on a 6GB RAM smartphone, we are more than curious now to find out whether there is another model variant we don’t get to be introduced with. Asus Zenfone 3, you are such a nice mystery. Please also become a nice surprise when you come out!