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.