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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Built for Photography Features Dual Cameras with 2.3X Zoom, 4 GB RAM, 5,000 mAh Battery

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 3

Asus has taken off covers from its camera-centric smartphone, the ZenFone 3 Zoom, at the ongoing CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017 event.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has a successor for the original ZenFone Zoom that was launched in January 2015. It has arrived to join its other family members such as ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Laser, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Deluxe.

The ZenFone 3 Zoom sports a dual camera on its rear panel. Among the two cameras, the main camera is of 12-megapixel and there is a secondary camera of 12-megapixel that features 2.3X zoom lens.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom

The main camera is equipped with Sony IMX 362 and a f/1.7 aperture. The cameras are driven by SuperPixel technology from Asus along with TriTech autofocus system. It carries support for features like 4-axis OIS, EIS, laser autofocus and RAW photography.

The Portrait Mode feature that is available on iPhone 7 which makes the background out of focus for sharper photo of the subject will be arriving to ZenFone 3 Zoom through a software update. Its selfie camera is of 13-megapixel and it feature Sony IMX 214 sensor along with a f/2.0 aperture.

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It features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and is powered by Snapdragon 625 chipset which clearly indicates it is an upper-midrange smartphone. The display is shielded by Gorilla Glass 5.

The chipset is supported by 4 GB of RAM and its native storage is 128 GB. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS flavored with Zen UI. The smartphone is expected to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update later this year.

Apart from dual cameras, the rear panel of Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom also features a fingerprint scanner. It has a very slim profile of 7.99 mm and it weighs 170 grams. It has a massive 5,000 mAh battery and it comes in color choices like Black, Silver, and Rose Gold.

The pricing of Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom was not announced at CES 2017. It is scheduled to be available for purchase by February this year.

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  • Jh1

    Loving the cameras, SoC and battery. Afraid to see the price though.

  • Saku

    Asus has some serious issues in their pricing lately. I mean back when they announced the zenfone 2 series, their prices were really reasonable. Again, Asus with their SD 625 plus the cool camera features, I bet this will hit in more or less half grand.

  • willysson

    Ugh, the price is gonna hurt. This may be my camera in 2019!