Taiwan-based PC vendor Asustek Computer Inc. (??) said Wednesday that the latest variant of the recently introduced flagship ZenFone 3 Deluxe smartphone has hit the market in Taiwan, the first country in the world in which the product has become available.
The latest model features a 5.7-inch display and comes with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and an Adreno 530 GPU. It is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, making it the first phone in the world to include the chip, the company said.
The model is also the world's first smartphone with an aluminum alloy unibody featuring an invisible antenna design, according to the company.
Available in the colors of gold and silver, the latest model is priced at NT$24,990 (US$800), according to the company's website.
The new variant comes just days after the sale of a limited number of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
In addition to the new variant of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the company also said that another model under its ZenFone 3 series -- the ZenFone 3 Ultra -- has hit the market in Taiwan, coming in grey, rose gold and silver.
In July, about 619,000 smartphones were sold in Taiwan, industry sources said.
South Korea's Samsung made up 25 percent of the total, followed by Asustek with 15.8 percent, Taiwan-based vendor HTC Corp. (???) with 15 percent, Apple Inc. of the United States with 14.2 percent, and Japan's Sony Corp. with 8.9 percent, the sources said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel