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.

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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.

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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
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The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom will roll out starting from February 2017. The company has not announced the pricing of the smartphone yet.