ASUS has launched multiple new products for the US market – Zenbook 3, ZenFone 3, ZenPad 3S 10, and ZenWatch 3 devices. Let’s check out the specs, price, and other details of all the devices.
Asus ZenFone 3
The Asus ZenFone 3 series of smartphones are the first smartphones from Asus, based on ARM processors and Super AMOLED displays. While three ZenFone 3 models are already available in the U.S. for $199 (Laser), $399 (Deluxe 5.5-inch) and $499 (Deluxe 5.7-inch), the ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.7-inch Special Edition will be available in late October for $799.
The availability details of the ZenFone 3 Ultra are still unknown. As of now, the Asus ZenFone 3 smartphones are available in Silver versions only. All models run Android 6.0.1 OS with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 on top.
Asus Zenbook 3
The Asus Zenbook 3 is a worthy competitor of the Apple MacBook. It is powered by Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Now, the lightweight notebook [910g] has been upgraded with Intel’s Kaby Lake processors, which makes it more faster and more responsive. It runs 64-bit Windows 10 Pro OS. The notebook features a 12.5-inch IPS display with full HD resolution and 178-degree viewing angles.
The Zenbook 3 comes in two models in the US. The premium version is powered by an Intel Core i7-7500U-based UX390UA-XH74-BL processor along with 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB NVMe SSD and a fingerprint reader. It is priced at $1599. While the standard version is powered by Intel Core i5-7200U-based UX390UA-DH51-GR along with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SATA SSD. It is priced at $1099. Another variant with 1 TB SSD comes in Rose Gold finish. Priced at $1,999, the high-end variant is yet to be released.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10
The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) sports a retina-class 9.7-inch display with 2048×1536 resolution. It is powered by a six-core MediaTek MT8176 processor (two Cortex A72, four Cortex-A53 cores, PowerVR GX6250 graphics, etc.) along with 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and up to 64 GB internal storage. It runs Android 6.0 OS. The tablet features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Other features include WiFi 802.11ac and a fingerprint reader. It is priced at $299. The Wi-Fi-only ZenPad 3S 10 slate will be available in early November.
Asus ZenWatch 3
The ASUS ZenWatch 3 (WI503Q) features a 1.39-inch AMOLED round display with 400 x 400 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 287ppi. It features a 2-point touch and 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is one of the first devices to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor (APQ8009w) along with Adreno 304 GPU, 512 MB LDDR3 RAM and 4GB internal storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.1. Sensors include 6-axis (G+A), and an ambient light sensor. It will be available in the U.S. from November at $229. The smartwatch comes in Silver, Gunmetal and Rose Gold finish.