Sunday, 2 July 2017

GST effect: Asus announces price cut for ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Max and its variants

Following Goods and Services (GST) roll out on July 1, Apple announced price cuts on iPhone, iPad, Watch and Mac PCs. Soon after Asus has followed its footsteps and announced price cuts on Asus ZenFone 3 and Asus ZenFone 3 Max, and their variants.

The list includes a total of five smartphones and have received up to Rs. 3,000 price cut – ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL), ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL), ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL), ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) and ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL). This was first reported by Gadgets360, and the publication says "Asus retail partners have already been informed of the revised pricing."

ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) – It is now available for Rs. 16,999, down from Rs.19,999, after a price cut of Rs. 3,000. The specs include 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 16MP/8MP cameras and 3000mAh battery.

ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL) – It will now retail for Rs. 15,999 instead of Rs. 17,999 after a price cut of Rs. 2,000. Its specs are 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP/8MP cameras and 2650mAh battery

ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) – The device was available at Rs. 15,999, but now it can be yours for Rs. 14,999 (Rs. 1,000 off). It comes with 5.5-inch display, octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP/8MP cameras and 4000mAh battery.

ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) – It was launched in India at Rs. 12,999, and after the post-GST price cut of Rs. 2,000, you can grab it for Rs. 10,999. The specs are 5.2-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP/5MP cameras and 4000mAh battery.

ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL) – Launched at Rs. 14,999, it has received a price cut of Rs. 2,000, and will now retail at Rs. 12,999. It packs a beefy 5000mAh battery, and comes with 5.2-inch Full HD display, octa-core MediaTek MT6750 chip, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and 13MP/8MP cameras.

All the ZenFone 3 variants that received price cut also have fingerprint scanner, 4G VoLTE support, dual-SIM slots, microSD card slot, and ships with Android Marshmallow, but the good news is that Nougat is already available for download.

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