At CES 2017, Asus has announced the company’s latest smartphone in Zenfone Zoom series – Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom. It comes in Glacier Silver, Sapphire Black and Rose Gold colours and will be roll out starting from February 2017. There is no word the pricing as of now and for your information, it is the successor of last year Zenfone Zoom. The main highlight of the smartphone is that, it comes with 12-megapixel rear-camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, 25mm wide-angle lens with/1.7 aperture and 1.4μm pixel size along with a 56mm telephoto lens while the secondary 12-megapixel camera offers 12x zoom and 2.3x optical zoom.

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On the specifications front, the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 500 nits brightness and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor which is paired with Adreno 506 GPU & 3GB/4GB RAM. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with Zen UI 3.0 on top of it and it has 32GB / 64GB / 128GB (eMMC) inbuilt memory which can be expanded further up to 2TB with microSD.

On the photography front, the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features dual-rear camera with two Sony IMX362 sensors with 1.4-micron pixels for good photography in low light. There is also support for f/1.7 aperture, and 4K video recording. The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features a TriTech+ which selects one of three autofocus methods — Dual Pixel, continuous AF and laser, at any given time and promises image capture in just 0.03 seconds, even with a moving subject. Apart from this, it also has RAW support with an upcoming Android Nougat update and comes with manual shooting mode. There is an iPhone 7 Plus-like Portrait Mode, which will click photos with blurred out background. At the front, the ZenFone 3 Zoom packs a 13-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and a screen flash feature.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom has Hybrid Dual SIM card slot and connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C.

The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom is 7.83mm thick and it weighs 170 grams.

The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom packs 5000mAh battery with reverse charging feature and it offers 42 days of standby time & up to 6.4 hours of continuous UltraHD video-recording.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 500 nits brightness and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU
  • Memory: 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, upgradeable to Android 7.0 Nougat
  • SIM Card Slot: Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
  • Rear-Camera 12MP rear 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)
  • Rear-Camera: 12MP secondary camera, f/2.0 aperture, 5 P Largan lens
  • Front-Camera: 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
  • Audio: Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard, Dual internal mic with ASUS
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery
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