CES 2017: ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom with 2.3X Optical Zoom, 5000mAh Battery
At this year’s Zennovation event at the CES, ASUS announced its own camera centric smartphone – the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom. Unlike the Honor 6X and ZTE Blade V8 Pro, which both use Dual-Lens cameras, the latest Zenfone Zoom series device uses a different approach inspired by the iPhone 7 Plus.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) has two rear facing 12MP cameras. The first camera has a 25mm wide angle lens, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size along with a 56mm telephoto lens while the second camera offers 12x zoom and 2.3x optical zoom.Features such as RAW support and Portrait Mode (found on the iPhone 7 Plus) will be available after the Android Nougat upgrade.
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) Specifications
- Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0
- Weight: 170 grams
- SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
- Display: 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) FHD AMOLED, 500 nits of brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor: 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC
- Graphics: Adreno 506 GPU
- Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM
- Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB (eMMC)
- External Storage: Up to 2TB via microSD
- Main Camera: 12MP with F1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor, 1.4um pixels, Dual-Pixel Phase Detection, Laser Autofocus, Object Tracking, four-axis OIS, three-axis EIS, Manual controls, RAW support + 12MP with 2.3X optical zoom, 59mm focal length, Portrait Mode
- Front Camera: 13MP camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, F2.0 aperture
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 5,000mAh battery cell, 6.4 hours of 4K video recording or 42 days of stand-by
- Other: Fingerprint Sensor, Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard, Dual internal mic with ASUS
- Colors: Black, Silver, Rose Gold
The ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom is expected to arrive next month (February) but pricing is unknown yet.