Asus just announced its latest camera-centric smartphone in the Zenfone 3-series, the Zenfone 3 Zoom at the CES 2017. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) AMOLED display, is powered by Snapdragon 625 (64-bit) Octa-core processor coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM, has 32GB/64GB/128GB of expandable internal storage and runs on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0 on top.
The smartphone comes with dual rear camera setup – 12MP+12MP. One 12MP rear camera features 25mm wide angle lens, Sony IMX362 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size and f/1.7 aperture, while the secondary 12MP camera offers 12x digital zoom and 2.3x optical zoom. They both have OIS and EIS are on board too, along with 4K video recording.
It has TriTech+ optimization that selects one of three auto-focus methods — Dual Pixel PDAF, continuous AF and Laser AF – to use at any given time and promises image capture in just 0.03 seconds, even with a moving subject. It also has a 13MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX214 sensor.
It has a unibody metal design, fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a huge 5000mAh battery that promises up to 42 days of standby and up to 6.4 hours of continuous UltraHD video recording.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom specifications:
- 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 14nm (64-bit) SoC with 2.0GHz Octa-Core CPU
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 3GB / 4GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB / 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
- Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0
- Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
- 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, micro USB 2.0, USB Type-C, USB OTG
- FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard
- 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED Flash, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, Sony IMX362 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, 3-axis EIS, 4-axis OIS, 2.3x optical zoom, 4K video recording
- 13MP front camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
- Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient light, E-Compass sensor
- Non-removable 5000mAh battery
- Dimensions: 154.3 × 77 × 7.99 mm
- Weight: 170 grams
- Colors: Sapphire Black, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom will roll out starting from February 2017. The company has not announced the pricing of the smartphone yet.