The Red Dot Design Award is one of the largest and most important design awards worldwide, which is awarded (each year) with a ceremony in Germany to designers and producers who are distinguished for their ideas, quality and functionality of the realized concept. Right in the Red Dot Design Award 2016 database we found preview pictures of the Lenovo Yoga Book and the Lenovo Yoga Home 310, the Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 S and dell’ASUS ZenBook UX330. It seems that the surprises are not over yet, because the same pages contains the “first images and official information” on ASUS Zenfone 3 (here the pages of the Red Dot Design Award 2016)
Before waiting at CES 2016, and then at the MWC 2016, the series ASUS Zenfone 3 should definitely be announced at Computex 2016, which will be held in Taipei from May 31 to June 4. In recent months, several rumors have circulated about them: for all we know, ASUS Zenfone 3 (Z012D) should be equipped with a SoC exa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 with Adreno 510, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, 5.5-inch display Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), Android 6.0 Marshmallow and fingerprint reader, like any self-respecting premium model, but thanks to the observations of Antonio Monaco of HDBlog we can add some more details on the specifications.
ASUS will launch two smartphones series: ASUS ASUS Zenfone Zenfone 3 and 3 Deluxe, which will be distinguished by a number of technical and aesthetic characteristics. Acknowledge the Zenfone 3 from their profile in aluminum with curved edges and 2.5D glass, compared to the Zenfone 3 Deluxe which should instead be constructed entirely of aluminum (unibody?). On the front side, the Zenfone 3 has three capacitive function keys while the Deluxe version is embellished with an oval physical key “Home”, but both at the top leave room for a camera with LED flash. We do not know the back of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, but if it were equal to the Zenfone 3 standards would complement a slightly protruding rear camera with LED flash Dual Tone, a laser sensor for focusing and a fingerprint reader. In the images we also glimpse the buttons for volume control and the Power / Lock.
ASUS ASUS Zenfone Zenfone 3 and 3 Deluxe should integrate a USB Type-C and is a welcome surprise. We just have to wait for the official announcement or some other circumstantial indiscretion, such as this one.