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ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition is up for pre-order in the US with shipping scheduled for October 19th

ByinAnnouncements | October 6, 2016

ZenFone 3 Deluxe is available for preorder for $799

If you’re looking for the most powerful smartphone, you can choose between Google’s Pixel XL phone, whose pricing amounts to $869, or opt for ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition priced at $799. Although both phones feature premium aluminum unibodies and run a Snapdragon 821 processor, the latter is undoubtedly the cheaper and beefier of the two. What’s more the device is already open for pre-order with its shipping planned for October 19th.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition is up for pre-order

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition beats the Pixel XL when it comes to specs-to-price ratio. The powerful phablet is already available for pre-order for $799.

Despite working on the same ultra-fast processor and housing a 5.7-inch display, the Pixel XL and the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition are quite  different devices. The Google’s offering delivers only 4GB RAM, whereas the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition comes equipped with 6GB RAM. The same trend may be observed when it comes to internal storage. Being the more spacious of the two the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Edition provides its potential users with 256 GB of expandable UFS II storage, meanwhile the Pixel XL sports only 128GB of also expandable storage space.

Going further the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition seems to be the world’s first phone employing Sony’s new and the same most advanced Exmore IMX318 23MP front-facing snapper. So, we can expect it to redefine the concept of selfie-friendly phones, guarantying really sharp pics in all conditions. However it should be mentioned that although both phones sport identical screen size-factor, the Pixel XL is the one that offers Quad HD viewing experience.

Interestingly enough, except for the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition, ASUS has also released a more modest variants of the phablet. Called just ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the line consist of two devices that differ in terms of specs and price, naturally. The first option is a 5.7-inch handset driven by the Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM that arrives labeled with $499 price tag. The second variant is a slightly more compact phone featuring 5.5-inch display, mid-range Snapdragon 625 and 4GB RAM. The least generously equipped version costs $399.

Moving back to the most exclusive of them all, dressed in silver the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition is now within your reach for $799. If you want to grab one, simply visit the ASUS online store and pre-order the device. As for shipping, the company promises to start it on October 19th, whereas the less specced variants are planned to start their journey to your hands a week earlier. In comparison the Pixel XL is expected to debut on October 20th. So, if the ability to receive Android updates first or use Daydream headphone isn’t your deciding factor, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition surely offers more for less.

Last but definitely not least, ASUS has finally shared the launch info concerning their round ZenWatch 3. According to the report, the Android-based wearable gadget is scheduled to hit the market at the beginning of November priced at $299.

source: ASUS

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