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The mid-range Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom and (once) high-end ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL are the Taiwanese company's latest mobile devices treated to official Android Oreo makeovers.
The fall 2016-released Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (model number ZS550KL) used to run Android Marshmallow, then Nougat, and now Oreo following a relatively early official upgrade.
So many ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 devices, so much time needed to update them to ZenUI 4.0 (if applicable) and Android 8.0.
There are now three Asus ZenFone 3 models in total running Android 7.0 Nougat, including the Deluxe, as well as the "standard" ZE520KL and ZE552KL.
The first Asus phone to score official Android 7.0 Nougat goodies is obviously the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, but not the higher-end version.
Folks shopping larger phones this year had fewer options. If you're wanting premium hardware at a low price here's our Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Video Review!
If a manufacturer wants its Android Nougat device to support high-intensity virtual reality tasks, it'll need to follow device spec.
Ranging from $400 to $800, Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe US models cap off at 6GB RAM and 256GB expandable storage, with Snapdragon 821 also in tow.
Amazon promises to fulfill Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe orders at around $530 and $207 ZenFone 3 Laser purchases in 5 weeks tops.
Small steps, small percentages, but there's plenty to be excited about for the Snapdragon 821... if you're ASUS launching the ZenFone Deluxe 3.
ASUS is joining the pre-IFA blast of manufacturer events touting their latest and greatest products. Can't they just wait until the event begins?
The already confusing Asus Zenfone 3 family grows by two today, with the Vietnamese introductions of sub-flagship Laser and Max models.
Mere hours after Qualcomm unveiled its latest flagship processor, a special variant of the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe just debuted with the SD821 inside.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820-following plans remain unclear, with either a Snapdragon 821 or 823 (or both) ensuring the smooth transition to 825 and 830.
As expected, the Asus Zenfone 3 comes in three different flavors. But the Deluxe is actually the highest-end model, and the Ultra the largest one.
Instead of being simpler to comprehend than its preceding lineup, the Asus ZenFone 3 family looks even more complicated, at least in the rumor mill.
Asus should unveil at least one flagship-grade ZenFone 3 configuration at Computex soon, with Snapdragon 820 power and 4GB RAM in tow.
The ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Max and Deluxe are less than two weeks away from a formal introduction, and Asus wants the whole world to know that.
A mid-range group of Asus ZenFone 3, Zenfone 3 Max and Deluxe phones is just around the corner, and Max configs are expected to strike box-office gold.