Asus has introduced its latest smartphone Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom at an event at the CES 2017. It features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, 500 nits brightness and is powered by 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0 with an upcoming Android Nougat update.
The main highlight of the smartphone is it’s dual 12-megapixel rear camera setup with one offering 25mm wide angle lens, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size along with a 56mm telephoto lens and the secondary 12-megapixel camera that offers 12x zoom and 2.3x optical zoom. OIS and EIS are on board too, along with 4K video capture.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom comes in different memory variants – 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB (eMMC) storage. It also supports further storage expansion via the hybrid microSD card slot (up to 2TB). It packs a huge 5000mAh battery that promises up to 42 days of standby time.
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) specifications
- Display: 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- Processor: 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU
- RAM & Storage: 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB (eMMC) storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zen UI 3.0
- SIM Slot: Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
- Rear Camera: 12MP camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, Laser AF, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size, three-axis EIS, four-axis OIS), 12MP secondary camera, f/2.0 aperture, 5 P Largan lens
- Front Camera: 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
- Other Features: Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard, Dual internal mic with ASUS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Connectivity Option: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 5,000mAh battery
- Color Options: Glacier Silver, Sapphire Black, and Rose Gold
Price And Availability
Asus has not disclosed any information about the pricing info yet for Zenfone 3 Zoom smartphone. It is expected to be available starting from February 2017.