Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Gets Snapdragon 821 Chip; Phone Now More Powerful Than The Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge?

Earlier this year, Asus announced that the company would release a new flagship, called the Asus ZenFone 3. It made waves, but was not the most exciting piece of news to hit the smartphone market. That is until it was announced that the Deluxe version would house the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor 821.

Arguably, the most powerful player in the current market are the Samsung S7 and Samsung S7 Edge. To compare, these Samsung units are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. GSM Arena further notes that the units are preinstalled with Android Marshmallow 6.0 and come with a choice of either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage, which both expandable via microSD cards. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge run on 4 GB of RAM.

So just how well will the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe put up a fight? If the processor is anything to go by, the fight will be a close one.

As C|Net reports, the Qualcom Snapdragon 821 promises to increase performance on all current smartphones that are powered by the Snapdragon 820, by at least 10 percent. Further, a 2.4GHz CPU will come with the 821, as opposed to the 820's 2.1GHz CPU.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is coming as a surprise to many, as Asus initially announced that the ZenFone 3 would come with the Snapdragon 820. Either way, Asus has surprised the tech world and will surely make waves with the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe.

Other than the Snapdragon 821, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe will come with a 5.7 inch display. It will have a 23 megapixel rear facing camera. It will be powered with 6GB of RAM and will likely come with 64GB of internal storage. The batter will be pretty standard at 3000mAh.

The standard Asus ZenFone 3, which will arrive in three variants, will come only with the Snapdragon 820 chip. They will also come with a choice between 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage or 4 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage. 

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