Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Philippines Price and Release Date Guesstimate, Specs, Actual Unit Photos

Sporting a very large display and top-notch audio performance, the new Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL phablet is made specifically for entertainment.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

The device flaunts a massive 6.8-inch Full HD display with a 95% NTSC color gamut for brilliant and vibrant image quality even outdoors, under direct sunlight. Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra is the first smartphone to feature the company's Tru2Life+ Video technology that makes use of the high-end 4K UHD TV-grade image processor to enhance every pixel in each frame, resulting in superior fluidity and clarity.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

To provide stellar audio performance, this phablet has two powerful five-magnet stereo speakers and a NXP smart amplifier delivering well-defined sound and protecting the speakers from potential damage. And when you're listening to music over supported headphones, you can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) with up to four-times-better sound quality than your regular audio experience.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

Clearly, when it comes to entertainment, this release could very well be the mobile device to beat this year.

And what's amazing is that it has so much more to offer.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

In terms of design and build, as you can see in these actual unit photos, Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra is aesthetically pleasing with its diamond-cut or chamfered unibody aluminum alloy shell. Durable and elegant at the same time, ZU680KLis one of the most gorgeous handsets Asus has released to date.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

When it comes to imaging capabilities, ZF3Ultra is just as good as the flagship-level Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

This release is equipped with a 23 MegaPixel rear camera that features a powerful Sony IMX318 sensor for enhanced low-light performance, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization that compensates for shaking while taking shots resulting in images that are no-less crisp, and Asus' Tri-Tech autofocus technology combining laser, phase-detection, and continuous autofocus that locks in on the subject faster and more accurately even while it's in motion.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

At its heart, the most affordable version of Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra runs its ZenUI3.0-flavored Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with a powerhouse 64-Bit Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset, has 3GB of RAM for multitasking, and comes with 32GB of internal storage that can easily be augmented using the hybrid secondary SIM slot.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

The phablet also has a USB Type C port - in lieu of microUSB 2.0 - that should let users transfer data a lot faster and charge the phone a tad faster.

And finally, Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL is powered by a big 4,600 mAh Li-Ion battery that not only provides long uptime but also supports both fast charging and reverse charging so you can use it to power-up your other devices. For users like me who appreciate having daily drivers with extended battery life, I'm sure you'll love this enhancement.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

LTE-enabled and Dual SIM Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra is already slated for global release come late July or early August 2016. The most budget-friendly variant dons an official price tag of $479 USD or roughly Php 22,000 to Php 23,500. ZU680KL is available in three sophisticated colors, namely, Glacier Silver, Metallic Pink, and Titanium Gray.

Update:

Today - August 14, 2015, via #ZenvolutionPH held at Sofitel Luxury Hotel in Manila, Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra was formally announced in our country. Its official SRP is Php 32,995 and it will hit Asus Store shelves nationwide within September 2016.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra Philippines

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Phablet
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions186.4 x 93.9 x 6.8 mm
Weight 233 grams
Available Colors Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Metallic Pink
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zen UI 3.0
Display 6.8 inches (~72.8% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~324 ppi pixel density), Super IPS+, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 2.5D Contoured Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Processor 64-Bit Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 = Quad-Core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad-Core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex A53, Adreno 510 GPU
RAM 3GB/4GB RAM options
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB/128GB ROM options, expandable via hybrid SIM slot
Camera Main: 23 MegaPixels, f/2.0 aperture, Laser/Phase Detection Autofocus, Tri-Tech, 4-Axis Optical Image Stabilization, Dual Tone LED Flash
Front: 8 MegaPixels, f/2.0 aperture
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, Full HD for front camera
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports USB Type C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+; LTE Cat6
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Fingerprint Scanner
Network 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2,
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100,
4G LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
SIM Card Type Dual = nanoSIM + microSIM
Battery Non-removable 4,600 mAh Li-Ion battery
Uptime 34 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features Premium Design, Improved Imaging Capabilities, Good Internal Hardware, Stellar Audio Performance, Extra Large Display, Fast Charging, Reverse Charging
Announcement May 30, 2016 ~ #Zenvolution in Taipei, Taiwan
Philippines: August 14, 2016 via #ZenvolutionPH
Availability within September 2016
Price Official: $479 USD
Official SRP in the Philippines: Php 32,995
Price Guesstimate (Philippines): Starts at Php 22,000 to Php 23,500

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