The Asus Zenfone 3 series were announced in May, and after months of anticipations and teasers, and even new additions to the original series, Asus has started rolling out the different models of the device to different markets around the world.
Two models, the Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL and ZE520KL were released in Thailand some days ago, and just recently on August 6, several models of the Zenfone 3 were released to the smartphone market in Malaysia at the Asus Zenvolution event. The models released include the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe (Snapdragon 821 & 820), Zenfone 3 Ultra, Zenfone 3 Laser, Zenfone 3 Max, Zenfone 3 ZE520KL, and the Zenfone 3 ZE552KL.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Price in Malaysia
The high-end Zenfone 3 Deluxe which is being tagged the fastest smartphone in the world courtesy the latest Snapdragon 821 processor bundled with it, costs MYR 3,299 ($820) in Malaysia.
Specs Recap: This model of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe has 6GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage with UFS 2.0 File system which can be doubled with micro SD. That, and the Snapdragon 821 processor, is responsible for the high price. Others include a 5.7-inch SAMOLED display and fingerprint scanner.
The second Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and the regular Snapdragon 820 carries at a price tag of MYR 2,599 ($645).
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Price in Malaysia
The Zenfone 3 Ultra phablet costs the same as the lower Zenfone 3 Deluxe, MYR 2,599 ($645). It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and is powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor. It’s called a phablet because of its 6.8-inch display.
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Price in Malaysia
The Zenfone 3 Laser has a 5.5-inch screen, 4GB RAM & 32GB ROM, and a 13MP rear camera with Electronic Image Stabilization. It is priced at MYR 999 ($250) in Malaysia.
Asus Zenfone 3 Max Price in Malaysia
The Zenfone 3 Max‘s selling point is its 4,100mAh battery. Other than that, it packs 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a fingerprint scanner. It carries a price tag of MYR 799 ($200) in Malaysia.
Vanilla Asus Zenfone 3 Models
These models with model names starting with ZE are called Vanilla because they are a mash up and mix of the different specs of the standard series.
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Price in Malaysia
This is the larger of the duo, with 5.5-inch screen, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It costs MYR 1,699 ($390), as opposed to its $425 price in Thailand.
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL Price in Malaysia
This vanilla model sports a 5.2-inch screen with the same specs as the former. It costs MYR 200 less, at MYR 1,499 ($370).
A date has already been set for the launch of the Asus Zenfone series in India, August 17, and other regions are expected to follow.