Available "Q2/2017". This is unlikely as Asus usually ships everything late. They don't also have global launches, but trickle-launches: Taiwan first, China second, etc...
It has only a 3300 mAh batter. That is way too small for hyper-clocked SD821/8GBRAM/QHD display. 4000maH minimum would have been great. Also, Asus just absolutely blows chunks for OS updates in terms of frequency and speed.
Other than that, great phone (although shame about the vintage 2016 SoC SD821, when SD835 is available in Q2/2017).
This phone is going to ride the waves of flagship devices. Great specs. Asus is going to compete the flagship phone market. People here talking about why Asus is not putting 5000mAh battery in this phone. Actually, there is no need of that because it has snapdragon 821 processor that is why 3000mAh battery is enough for one day use. The camera implementation is great. It looks odd a bit just because of 3 camera lenses are used in this device and also AR censors. Above all the best thing about the phone is that it is not very much heavier as the official announcement says it is only 170gms heavy. The phone looks like monster. Its look isn't girlish but those who condemn its looks are used to phones which look girlish. If you hold this device you must have a James Bond like feeling.
I_Tirawi, 06 Jan 2017why its not waterproof !!!agree, should be waterproof.
Well I think the old school Nokia n-series design is back. In kinda good way
I like the snapdragon821, but835 is coming soon. Btw the back camera look sooo ugly..
Cpt. Power, 06 Jan 2017Battery bad, back camera bad, gpu bad for 8gb ram model.
Also no dedicated second sim slot a... moreIt is not even released and you already gave your verdict on it ? WOW you are a great reviewer,
This camera has ( 4 axis ) stabilizer and 3x zoom capability , beside it is 23 mp, just wait at least till you see the result , be smart :)
This is for you .....use your brain as long it's nano sim dual slot you dont ve to worry you can use both sim cards as well as sd card together. Am using dual nano sim cards along micro sd card together al time in my lg g5 handset. Al you have to use is bit of brain my mate.
Anonymous, 06 Jan 2017But if you look to the phone at the CES actually you see it has a dual-sim-slot just like the ... moreAs long as second slot isnt dedicated its useless they can make single sim model. Its the same. If you cant put memory card in it along with 2 sims, its same rubbish and garbage like having no memory slot at all.
akasha, 06 Jan 2017wow great comment! as if you have seen the phone ah? Well i am seen this phone here for me its enough. I entrust this site. :-)
Cpt. Power, 06 Jan 2017Battery bad, back camera bad, gpu bad for 8gb ram model. Also no dedicated second sim slot a... moreBut if you look to the phone at the CES actually you see it has a dual-sim-slot just like the oneplus devices
Battery bad, back camera bad, gpu bad for 8gb ram model.
Also no dedicated second sim slot and memory slot.
This getting awful.