Asus ZenFone 3 Launch in the Philippines is on August 14, 2016 via Zenvolution

It's official. Asus' much-awaited trio of flagship smartphones this 2016 will be landing in the Philippines on August 14, 2016 through Zenvolution, an exclusive event that the Taiwanese company will be holding for bloggers, members of the media, and 500 of its loyal fans from across the country.

Side note: If you want to join us in this landmark gathering, simply visit Asus' microsite for Zenvolution, sign up your interest, and participate in the online activities.

I'm sure almost all of you are already familiar with the three handset models that will be launched on the said day -- but for the few who have yet to see them, let me present a brief introduction about the devices again.

Asus ZenFone 3

Asus ZenFone 3 Philippines

Available in two sizes, one with 5.2-inch screen (ZE520KL) and the other with a larger 5.5-inch display (ZE552KL), Asus ZenFone 3 sports a gorgeous exterior made of sand-blasted aluminum alloy and scratch-resistant contoured Gorilla Glass panels in lieu of plastic on its predecessor.

Read: Asus ZenFone 2 ZE520KL 5.2-inch vs Asus ZenFone 3 ZE552KL 5.5-inch

Asus ZenFone 3 Philippines

Both models have Full HD IPS+ display panels, 16 MegaPixel main camera (with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX298 sensor, Tri-Tech Autofocus, 4-Axis Optical Image Stabilization, and Dual Tone LED Flash), 8 MegaPixels front cam with f/2.0 aperture, Full HD video recorder, Dual SIM capability, 4G LTE support, and USB Type C port.

Under the hood, both models are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 chipset. The two offer 3GB and 4GB RAM options and come with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage that can expanded via the hybrid secondary nanoSIM

The base model of Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL will don an SRP of $249 USD while that of the bigger ZE552KL is expected to cost around $300.

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Philippines

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the world's first full metal unibody handset with no visible antenna lines, giving it a more streamlined look and making it downright gorgeous.

But this device is hardly all looks no substance.

On the outside, it flaunts a 5.7-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 23 MegaPixel main camera (with f/2.0 aperture, Tri-Tech autofocus, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization, and Dual Tone LED flash), 8 MegaPixel front cam for selfies with f/2.0 aperture, and 4K video recorder.

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Philippines

Inside, it runs its ZenUI-flavored Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with the beastly 64-Bit Quad Core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, has a whopping 6GB of RAM for ultra-smooth multitasking, and comes with 128GB of expandable storage. The combination of these internal hardware makes the Dual SIM 4G-enabled Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe one of the most powerful smartphones this year.

A beauty and a beast at the same time, Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL has an official SRP of $499 USD.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra Philippines

Crafted specifically to deliver a great mobile entertainment experience, Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL sports 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), which is complemented by two powerful five-magnet stereo speakers and a NXP smart amplifier delivering well-defined sound.

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra

Having a chamfered unibody aluminum alloy shell, Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra also features 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, and Tri-Tech autofocus technology) 8 MegaPixel selfie cam, Full HD recorder, Dual SIM capability, 4G LTE support, and USB Type C port.

At its heart, it runs on a 64-Bit Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 processor, runs on either 3GB of 4GB of RAM (depending on variant), and offers 32, 64, or 128GB expandable storage options.

Available in Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, or Metallic Pink, Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra will sell for $479 USD.

So there you have it, TP Friends! Which of these models are you eyeing? Let me know your thoughts about this year's flagship ZenFone models or about your current ZenFone device via our comments section below. Let's talk!

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