ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes Official; Sports Dual 12MP Main Cameras and 5000mAh Battery

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes Official
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes Official

Today, ASUS officially joins the dual-camera race as their latest device packing the said feature debuts at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, meet the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom.

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is the successor of the ZenFone Zoom that was announced way back at CES 2015. And, as the name implies, it retains the key feature of its predecessor, that is the optical zoom. But, this time around, it got more aces on its sleeve, two to be exact - a dual-camera setup with 2.3x magnification and a huge 5000mAh battery. If I'm not mistaken, it is the first ASUS smartphone with huge battery without the "Max" on its name.

Going deeper with the rear cameras, ASUS called the first one as the "main" camera and the other one as "zoom" camera, both of which have 12MP resolutions. The former boasts an f/1.7 aperture, SONY IMX362 sensor, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization, 3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization, and color-correction sensor. On the other hand, the latter has a focal length of 59mm and 2.3 times optical zoom. Meanwhile, the front snapper comes with a SONY IMX214 sensor, 13MP resolution and f/2.0 aperture.

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In terms of the other specs, they are very much similar with the ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE552KL, such as the 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and 4GB of RAM to name a few. No mention yet about the pricing, but hopefully local SRP would be at par with international price tag.

ASUS ZenFone 3 (ZE553KL) Specifications:

  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G: 850/900/1900/2100MHz
  • FDD LTE: 1/2/3/5/7/8/20
  • Dual SIM (Micro+Nano), dual standby
  • 5.5-inch AMOLED FHD (1920x1080) touchscreen display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Dimensions: 154.3mm x 77mm x 7.99mm
  • Weight: 170 grams
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0
  • 2.0GHz octa core Cortex-A53 CPU cores, Adreno 506 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128GB internal storage, expandable up to 2TB via a micro SD card, uses SIM 2 slot
  • Dual 12MP f/1.7 OIS EIS rear camera with dual LED flash, 2.3x optical zoom, 4K video recording at 30fps
  • 13MP f/2.0 secondary camera
  • Multimedia player
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • FM radio
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • USB Type-C v2.0, supports OTG functions
  • Sensors: fingerprint, accelerometer, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity, light, RGB, IR
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, non-removable, 1A reverse charging
  • Color: glacier silver, navy black, rose gold
  • Price: TBA

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