Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) with Snapdragon 821 (2.2GHz) with 6GB RAM and 256GB available now!

Update: If you want the Snapdragon 821 version of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, I just confirmed with an eBay seller that his listing is for that top model. I contacted the seller directly and I have been assured that they are selling the Snapdragon 821 version, Silver color. This seller ships to anywhere in the world.

This is what I asked the seller and here is their response:

Question: Hi there. I want to certain of this detail about the processor. There are a few different Zenfone 3 Deluxe variants but only one has the Snapdragon 821 processor. The 821 version has just been released as of yesterday I believe. Can you please confirm 100% that this model you have does come with that Snapdragon 821 processor.

eBay Sellers Answer: I am sure 6G/256G is with Snapdragon 821 chip. The phone had not be released yesterday. Asus asks for me not to ship before this week. So I will ship the phone next Monday or Tuesday. I will ship the phone by Fedex priority if you buy from me. Silver is in stock, but gold has not in stock till the end of Sep.

Link to eBay Listing

Asus has been able to be first to market with the snappy fast Snapdragon 821 processor (2.4GHz). It’s only available in Taiwan for now, but we are expecting to have news about other countries. Yes, we are hoping to have details for those of you in the US market!

So when it comes to the most powerful smartphone on the market, it’s going to be hard to be the Zenfone 3 Deluxe Special Edition. With this Snapdragon processor, 23MP rear camera (Sony IMX 318), 6GB RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.0 storage, it’s virtually impossible to find a more robust phone on the market today.

Asus US site adds Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) page but does it mean anything?

The US version of Asus.com has a product page for the Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) now. It’s the only Zenfone 3 listing thus far, and frankly it’s the only movement we’ve spotted so far. All is silent on their US based social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. So far, this listing is the best we’ve got!

Aside from the accidental Amazon.com listings of the ZS570KL and Zenfone 3 Max, there has been little to go with in terms of the US launch. We’ve said recently that we expect some type of official information any day now. Fall is in the air. Halloween costumes are starting to fill the stores. Sounds like about time we hear from Asus about the tech savvy US market release.

Stay with us!

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[source: Asus US]

When is the US release date for the Zenfone 3?

We have been getting this question quite often (okay, maybe more than quite often) about when the Zenfone 3 is going to land in the US market. We hear you! We have been making every effort to find out this information for you.

Everything seems to be in place in terms of FCC submissions. There has been enough time for most of the Zenfone 3 models to start showing up in retail at this point. We generally suggest that when published on FCC, a product isn’t getting to market much earlier than four weeks after. It’s usually longer than four weeks.

We don’t want to tease you. Some of you have legitimate reasons for needing to know. The fact is we expect some type of details any day now. By next week will the release date and pricing be available? We sure hope so.

What are we doing for you to get the info? We track various areas of the web throughout each day looking for some type of indicators. We will pass these pieces of information along, as we discover them. If you haven’t signed up to our email mailing list (newsletter), then we recommend it.

Something will be happening late this week or during the weekend. It’s virtually October and with every country now having their Zenvolution events completed, it’s only the US left. Let’s just hope the announcement and prices are worth the wait. We will certainly hope that the phones will be available to purchase or pre order on the day Asus does finally announce something for the US market.

The Zenfone 3 Ultra is unlikely to see an official release, at least at this point in time. We have seen no FCC submissions so that says everything you need to know. It still could happen, so don’t give up just yet. It’s going to be a little while however if it does in fact make it to the US market.

Why has Asus taken so long to make the US announcement? This is a fair question. We simply can only speculate. The most likely reason is because they want to have units in stock and shipping right after they do the unveil. In years past, the launch event happens, and the products take quite a while before hitting store shelves. This year Asus may be doing things different. Also they may be holding off to find out competitors pricing (with the competition also release new phones around this same time) and making price adjustments on the fly. Asus will be the cheaper option and it’s something they deliver on a consistent basis.

Please stay with us. We hear you and we hope to break the news for you first!

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France pre orders begin – Zenfone 3 prices start at EUR 280

Asus just had their France Zenvolution event on Tuesday and now we are seeing some pre order opportunities. The full range off Zenfone 3 models is coming in the near future but at least we are seeing pre order opportunities. Perhaps this gives those of you in the US hope that when the US launch happens, hopefully pre orders will begin immediately following the announcement.

Link: Pre Order Now – Zenfone 3 at Amazon.fr – Click Here

Here is what you can pre order right now (will update as new listings show up):

Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)

  • 5.7-inches / 6GB RAM / 64GB Storage / Snapdragon 820
  • 90AZ0161-M00020 – Gold
  • 90AZ0164-M00040 – Silver
  • EUR 785

Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)

  • 6.8-inches / 4GB RAM / 64GB Storage
  • 90AK0011-M00400 – Grey
  • 90AK0013-M00410 – Pink
  • 90AK0012-M00420 – Silver
  • EUR 729

Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL)

  • 5.5-inches / 4GB RAM / 32GB Storage
  • 90AZ01B4-M00210 – Silver
  • 90AZ01B2-M00200 – Gold
  • EUR 314

Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL)

  • 5.2-inches / 4GB RAM / 64GB Storage
  • 90AZ0173-M00470 – Gold
  • ZE520KL-1B011WW – White
  • ZE520KL-1A010WW – Dark Blue
  • EUR 426

Zenfone 3 Max (ZC520TL)

  • 5.2-inches / 3GB RAM / 32GB Storage
  • 90AX0087-M01580 – Silver
  • 90AX0086-M01860 – Grey
  • 90AX0085-M01850 – Gold
  • EUR 280

Where To Buy

Link: Pre Order Now – Zenfone 3 at Amazon.fr – Click Here

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Asus Spain eShop price is EUR 849 for Zenfone 3 Deluxe with Snapdragon 821 processor

During the Asus launch event in Italy for the Zenfone 3, people noticed no mention of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe Special Edition. This is the top phone with 256GB storage and is powered by the much sought after Snapdragon 821 processor. With those high end specs, this version is worthy of the naming of “Special Edition”.

Price: EUR 849

The Asus Spain eStore is not showing availability to pre order right now, but certainly the listing and price exists. The page says the phone will be available in October.

In case you are wondering the slightly less robust ZS570KL with Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at EUR 699.

If these prices remain valid, the Special Edition is around 22% more expensive than the Snapdragon 820 processor. This percentage of price difference may be helpful when looking at your own country which may have the non Snapdragon 821 model. At least this may give you a general idea of how much more you will need to spend, provided your country gets the Snapdragon 821 model.

 

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[source: Asus Spain eShop and Asus Spain Blog]