Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom with 12x zoom announced at CES 2017

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Asus has launched their latest smartphone, the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Another device, the Asus ZenFone AR, is also announced.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom

The smartphone features a full metal body along with a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 provides the required layer of protection. The battery capacity is 5,000 mAh. It boasts of a thickness of just 7.9 mm. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the rear.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor (clocked at 2 GHz) powers the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom. It is coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The maximum RAM supported is 4 GB. The internal memory options are 32/64/128 GB, which can be expanded up to 2 TB via a micro SD card. Exact variants are yet to be revealed.

The device comes with a dual-camera setup. Each lens is a 12 MP shooter. The first one is a 25 mm wide-angle and comes with f/1.7 aperture. The other one is a 59 mm lens that supports a 2.3x optical zoom. The combined zoom (digital and optical) is 12x. There are three autofocus systems in place - dual pixel PDAF, subject tracking autofocus, and laser focus. The TriTech+ autofocus system automatically chooses the one most apt to a situation. The secondary camera is a 13 MP Sony IMX214 lens and comes with screen flash feature.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom comes in three color variants

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom comes in black, gold and silver color options. Details regarding variants, pricing, and availability are not revealed yet.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom specifications

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: 2 GHz octa-core
Memory: Up to 4 GB RAM
Storage: 32/64/128 GB internal  (expandable up to 2 TB)
Display: 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 12 + 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 13 megapixel
Battery: 5,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 77.0x154.3x7.99 mm
Weight: 170 g
Price: TBA


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