Asus has expanded its Zenfone 3 series of smartphones with the launch of Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom smartphone at CES 2017. It succeeds the Zenfone Zoom and is targeted at the photography lovers. The main highlight of the phone is that it packs a dual camera set up on the rear. It sports dual 12 mega pixel sensors at the back. One of the sensors has a 25mm wide-angle lens while the other one comes with 56mm lens with 2.3x optical zoom.
The camera is accompanied by two Sony IMX362 sensors with 1.4-micron pixels, f/1.7 aperture, three auto-focus modes- Dual Pixel, continuous AF and laser, three-axis EIS, four-axis OIS and 4K video recording. The phone also supports portrait mode just like the iPhone 7 Plus that too comes with dual camera set up at the back. Upfront, the Zenfone 3 Zoom sports a 13 mega pixel shooter for capturing selfies.
As for specifications, the smartphone comes with a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display. The screen is protected against scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Armed with a 5000mAh battery, the device offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB Type-C as connectivity options.
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom: Specifications & Features
- Processor: 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625
- GPU: Adreno 506
- Operating System: Android 6 Marshmallow
- Display: 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED (1920×1080 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection)
- RAM: 3GB / 4GB
- Storage: 32GB / 64GB / 128GB (expandable up to 2TB via microSD card)
- Dual Rear Cameras: 12 mega pixel with dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size, three-axis EIS, four-axis OIS, Laser AF, PDAF + 12 mega pixel with f/2.0 aperture, 5 P Largan lens
- Front Camera: 13 mega pixel with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 154.3x77x7.99 mm
- Weight: 170 grams
- Hybrid Dual SIM
Price & Availability
There is no word on pricing of the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom as of now. It will go on sale starting February 2017 in Glacier Silver, Sapphire Black and Rose Gold color options.
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