The Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe is officially coming to Canada in early November 2016 for $669 CAD.
The high-powered 5.7-inch smartphone features a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with a 653MHz Adreno 530 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
As for camera chops, the device stocks Sony’s 23-megapixel IMX318 shooter and f/2.0 lens. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera pairs an 8-megapixel with a f/2.0 aperture lens.
The device will be available through Best Buy Canada, Canada Computers, Memory Express, NCIX, Newegg.ca and Staples. Of the retailers that are currently offering pre-orders — NCIX and Staples — the phone appears to be making its way to Canada in just one colour, silver.
The handset’s less-expensive sibling, the Asus Zenfone 3, became available in late September 2016 for $429.99. A full review of that device will be posted shortly.
Update 10/19/16: Asus initially told MobileSyrup the phone was set to be priced at $699 CAD. They have now updated us that it is actually priced at $669 CAD.
Update 10/17/16: A version of this article incorrectly stated the chipset. The 821 chipset is available in a different model than the one available in Canada, which features the 820. The article has been updated.