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The Zenfone 3 will succeed the Zenfone 2 series released in 2015 Asus

Taiwanese PC and smartphone maker ASUS will reveal its third instalment of Zenfones this year with the Zenfone 3 series, the specs for which were recently leaked online. A teaser released by Asus had already confirmed that the Asus ZenFone 3 will be unveiled on 30 May and there will be three different versions of the phone, the Asus ZenFone 3, Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe and the Asus Zenfone Max.

A recent AnTuTu benchmark leak on Chinese social media site Weibo has, however, revealed the specs for the unreleased device. The leak shows a particular model of the Asus Zenfone 3 series listed with model name Z016D. It is not known which of the three versions this will be but it packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.

The model will run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow version and sport a full-HD display along with a 23-MP rear camera and a 8-MP front snapper. The Weibo user who posted the leak has claimed the unreleased ZenFone 3 scored 1,35,000 on AnTuTu's benchmark listing.

Of the three models, ZenFone 3 Max is expected to comprise more than 60% of the total shipments planned by the company. While the premium set will feature the Snapdragon chip set, the remaining units may feature a MediaTek chip set. Also for the first time Asus will be ditching the Intel chipset it usually uses on its smartphones.