New leaks have revealed the ASUS ZenFone 3 and Zenfone 3 Deluxe ahead of their official reveal, both of which appear to tote mainstream flagship specs.
ASUS have previously entered the smartphone arena without much fanfare; with its ZenFone 2 not creating much a splash beyond its internal storage capacity of 256GB. Now, the company’s newest flagship, the ASUS ZenFone 3, has been leaked in the wild ahead of its official reveal.
New renders have depicted a redesign appearance for the ASUS flagship, which could include mainstream flagship specifications such as a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C connectivity. Read: ASUS announces 256GB behemoth ZenFone2
The flagship redesign, which features a more aggressive form factor accompanied by a square rear camera and either rear back buttons or a fingerprint scanner looks to add mass appeal to ASUS’s traditionally conservative offerings.
Some rumours have posited that the Zenfone 3 could incorporate 2.5D glass on both its front and back, with other sources citing that ASUS could instead introduce “the first full(ly) metallic smart phone in the world.“
The ZenFone 3’s front-facing camera is allegedly set to include a front-firing flash in addition to LG-style laser autofocus.
The ZenFone 3 is allegedly set to ship in new colour configurations, including gold, silver or white, black and, apparently, one colour named “industrial.”
The ZenFone 3 Deluxe might arrive as the premium version of the smartphone, and allegedly will arrive without any antenna lines on the front surface of the device.
Further, the Deluxe removes the rear module found on the back of the ZenFone 3 and instead introduces a front-facing module reminiscent of Samsung’s front fingerprint scanner. Read: ASUS confirms production of its own augmented reality glasses
What are your thoughts on the leaked renders of the ASUS ZenFone 3? Would you rather purchase the standard version or the Deluxe model, or would you rather opt for something else? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
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