Barely a few days after Qualcomm's announcement of its latest processor the Snapdragon 821, Asus has announced its ZenFone 3 Deluxe will be using it.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe was released earlier but with the Snapdragon 820. Basically the phone is getting a chipset upgrade though the Snapdragon 821 version is just one of three variants.
Besides the new Snapdragon, the highest-end version of the ZenFone 3 will have 6GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB of storage with microSD support and cost NT24990 ($1046).
Two other variants announced alongside it will run on Snapdragon 820 with a choice of 4GB RAM/32GB storage for NT15990 ($669) or 6GB RAM/64GB storage for NT17990 ($753).
The three models share the following specs: a 5.7in Full HD AMOLED touchscreen with Gorill Glass 4, 3000mAh battery, 23MP f/2.0 rear camera with OIS, dual-tone flash and laser autofocus with an 8MP f/2.0 front cam. A fingerprint reader will be found on the back.
As for availability, the phones will be sold in Taiwan and Hong Kong by early August though it's likely the Snapdragon 821 variant will be released a little later.