Update: October 9, 2016
The global launch of the Zenfone 3 series is underway! There is a variety of pre order options depending on what part of the world you are from. However just because your specific country may not have pre order availability, it doesn’t mean that you cannot get your desired model. We have links so that you can purchase out of country Zenfone 3 models. Ensuring network compatibility it mandatory however!
[update in progress…]
This will be our “go to” page for pre order information. The actual dates when pre orders begin should be part of the May 30 Computex presentation by Asus. We do know the release date schedule which is Taiwan, then SE Asia, and then a global release. By August most main countries should see Zenfone 3 availability and pre orders appear to be starting in mid to late June, and possibly early July for some countries.
We should get pre order details during launch events, which will occur in various regions following the May 30th unveiling. We suspect that Asus is eager to get these phones to market so expect June to see a lot of pre orders roll out.
We expect Asus to follow a similar release road map to the Zenfone 2 roll out. In order, pre orders began in Taiwan, then India, then Japan, then Indonesia, then Thailand. There most likely will be more SE Asia countries during the second phase after Taiwan.
We expect the following Zenfone 3 models to be available during the first phase of pre orders:
- Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL, ZS680ML)
- Zenfone 3 Max (ZC551KL)
- Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZE570KL, ZS570KL)
- Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL, ZE520KL)
We are only able to estimate prices at this point. Taiwan will be the first market to get the Zenfone 3 so this should provide a lot of help in pricing out the Zenfone 3 line-up for other countries. We heard officially that the price will be from NT$ 7999 to NT$ 10000 to NT$ 20000. The cheapest model will be the Zenfone 3 Max (NT$ 7999) then Zenfone 3 (NT$ 8999) then Zenfone 3 Deluxe Ultra (NT$ 10000 to NT$ 20000).
NT$ 4990 to NT$ 8990 – Zenfone 3
NT$ 10000 to NT$ 20000 – Zenfone 3 Deluxe (Ultra)
$199 USD to $299 – Zenfone 3