ASUS had introduced three ZenFone 3 devices back in May, the ASUS ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Deluxe. The last two handsets are the company’s phablet and flagship offerings, respectively, while the first one is the most affordable out of the bunch, but it’s not exactly an entry-level phone, not even close. The regular ZenFone 3 model is actually quite compelling, it comes in both 3GB and 4GB RAM flavors, and the rest of its spec sheet is also quite nice. In any case, both variants of the ZenFone 3 have popped up on TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC), following the ZenFone 3 Ultra which we’ve talked about yesterday, read on.
The ASUS ZenFone 3 seems to be on the way to the Chinese market, TENAA's certification is one of the last steps smartphones need to take in China before they become available to consumers. The ASUS ZenFone 3 got certified in both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, while the device sports a 5.5-inch fullHD display. The 3GB RAM variant of this device ships with 32GB of expandable internal storage, while the 4GB RAM model comes with 64GB of expandable native storage. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor, along with the Adreno 506 GPU. The 16-megapixel 4-axis OIS camera is placed on the back of the ZenFone 3, and an 8-megapixel snapper can be found on the phone’s front side. The device comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the company’s ZenUI 3.0 skin on top of it. The Type-C port is placed on the bottom of the ZenFone 3, and there are two SIM card slots available here as well. The 2,900mAh battery can be found on the inside of this phone, while the device measures 152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7mm, and weighs 155 grams. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the back of this smartphone, and both its power / lock and volume rocker keys are located on the right.
It is also worth mentioning that the Silver and Gold color variants are mentioned on TENAA, which means that this phone will be available in both of those color variants in China. That is more or less it, the phone will become available in China in the coming weeks, at least that’s our assumption, stay tuned.