With the new ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL), the largest of the family, the Taiwanese company has managed to surprise us (again) because if you Zenfone 3 is a classic version and Zenfone 3 Deluxe is the premium, the model “Ultra” is radically different, has no predecessors or similar variations. It ‘a brand new smartphone, designed from scratch and unique in its class, especially for those who expect the second generation of the Zenfone Max during Zenvolution.
Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) owns a big screen IPS 6.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels, 324 PPI) with True2Life + technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, a panel with good viewing angles, contrast and saturation (95% NTSC) , which, however, has “conditioned” the size and the weight of this smartphone (186.4 × 93.9 × 6.8 mm for 233 grams). Despite the tonnage – in our opinion – the terminal is also very compact and easy to handle with one hand and is mainly about the monoblock metal frame finely crafted by the Taiwanese, with “Invisible antenna” technology and a different button layout for easy the use. In short, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra is not simply a “maxi” version of the other two models but a terminal with an original design.
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Under the body, ASUS has installed a SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32/64 / 128GB maximum ROM expandable with a microSD card slot with other 128GB. On board, there is a main camera Sony IMX318 23-megapixel camera with flash LED dual-tone, optical stabilization 4-axis and 3-axis and debugging software laser focus 0.03 seconds, an 8-megapixel front (f / 2.0) , proximity and ambient light sensors, audio jack, dual speakers, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE Cat.6 (dual-SIM) and USB Type-C. The 4600 mAh battery should provide up to 34 hours of talk time or 11.5 hours in web browsing with active WiFi or video playback, supports fast Quick Charge 3.0 (up to 60% in 40 minutes) charging technology and could also serve as a power bank, sharing the position with another device (current up to 1.5A). There’s also a fingerprint reader located below the screen on the Home button, which will ensure secure access to the smartphone app and some preset. The operating system is Android 6.0.1 with ZenUI 3.0.
According to an announcement by the company, ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra supports DTS Surround Sound 7.1 channel and integrates a graphics chip usually present in UHD TV that supports the Asus Tru2Life + software optimizes the video for “contrast, clarity and fluidity.”
Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) will be on sale in gray, silver and pink from $ 479 (4GB / 64GB). It will also be available the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Folio Cover (see in the picture above), an enclosure built with premium materials and a wide range of colors to suit the tastes of all users. At the moment we have no information on price and availability for the Italian market.