The Zenfone 3 Deluxe I had...."had".....was a disappointment. It's still a good phone, but did not meet my expectations as a flagship phone. Bad camera (at first), weak battery, 1080p res, weird finger print sensor......, but 6GB of ram was good.
This one seems much better. It at least has 2016 phone specs. I would give ASUS a couple more years to catch up with the rest of the guys. Number #1 complaint about their phones...ZenUI Bloatware. I could get used to ZenUI, but the bloatware is just too much. I like what Motorola/Lenovo did to their skin....left it almost stock with very few bloatware.
If I were to guess the price of this phone upon release....it probably be $799+