|ASUS ZenFone Zoom Arrives in the Philippines, Sports 3X Optical Zoom for Php26,995|
After about a year of waiting since it was announced, the ASUS ZenFone Zoom, the world's thinnest smartphone with 3x optical zoom has finally arrived in the Philippines.
The ASUS ZenFone Zoom was first unveiled during the CES 2015, along with the ASUS ZenFone 2, but it took quite a little while before in lands locally. The good thing about waiting though, is that it comes with much improved internals, from the original Intel Atom Z3580, it now uses the newer Intel Atom Z3590 chipset that has 64-bit quad core CPU clocked up to 2.5GHz each combined PowerVR 6430 GPU with burst frequency of up to 640MHz. It also has a massive dual-channel 4GB of RAM for seamless multitasking and a huge internal storage of 128GB.
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As a camera-centric Android phone that promises DSLR-grade performance, it boasts 3x optical zoom with D-cut 10-element HOYA lens arrangement, giving it a 12x total zoom or 28-84mm focal length equivalent. It also sports rock-steady 4 stops optical image stabilization, ultra-fast laser auto-focus and dual-LED real tone flash, allowing users to capture every moment with great clarity. The front camera is equally interesting too, having a 5MP resolution and able to take Selfie Panorama up to 140 degrees. Not only that, it has ASUS proprietary PixelMaster Technology for better low-light capability, manual mode capability and real time beautification.
All the amazing hardware mentioned above together with its 5.5-inch full HD display and 3000mAh battery are housed in an aerospace-grade aluminum unibody frame with ultra-thin edge of just 5mm and has a premium leather finish.
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The ASUS ZenFone Zoom is now available in all ASUS concept stores and authorized dealers for a retail price tag of Php26,995.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom Specifications:
- Dual micro SIM, dual standby, supports LTE Cat4+
- 5.5-inch IPS capacitive Full HD (1920x1080) touchscreen display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- Dimensions: 158.9mm x 78.84mm x 5-11.95mm
- Weight: 185 grams
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI
- 2.5GHz 64-bit CPU, PowerVR G6430 GPU, Intel Atom Z3590 chipset
- 4GB of RAM
- 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card, free 5GB ASUS WebStorage
- 13MP auto focus main camera with dual-color Real Tone flash, 3x optical zoom
- 5MP f/2.0 secondary camera
- Multimedia player
- FM Radio
- 3.5mm audio jack
- GPS with A-GPS, BDS and GLONASS
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
- Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Sensors: accelerometer, light, proximity, gyroscope, magnetic, halll
- Battery: 3000mAh Li-Po, non-removable
- Price: Php26,995