As expected Asus today launched Zenfone Zoom in Taiwan which was announce at CES 2015.It has a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The design of the Zenfone Zoom is similar to other Zenfone smartphones on the front. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 88-degree wide-angle lens. The smartphone is powered by a 2.3GHz GHz 64-Bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Zen UI on top.The talking point of the device is at the rear of the smartphone – the 13 megapixel rear camera with 3x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. If you are a photography enthusiast, you get to enjoy a lot of freedom with the device’s camera featuring a manual mode, which allows you to control options such as white balance, exposure, ISO, shutter speed and focal point.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom also has laser based auto focus for precise and speedy measurements. ASUS claims that the ZenFone Zoom is the thinnest smartphone to have a camera with a 3x optical zoom.
The smartphone has a metal frame. The volume rockers and the power button are present on the right side.The shutter key and a video key are also present on the same side.There is nothing on the other side. The smartphone is just 11.95 mm, making it the world’s thinnest smartphone with a 13-megapixel camera and 3X optical zoom.micro USB slot and the primary microphone are present on the bottom.smartphone has f/2.7- to 4.8-aperture since it has a 3X optical zoom lens. It has 10-element lenses with optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash.
5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 / 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3590 processor with PowerVR G6430 GPU
4GB LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB /128GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB via micro SD
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
13MP rear camera with OIS, 3X optical zoom, f/2.7-4.8 aperture, Laser AF, Real Tone flash
5MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 158.9 x 78.84 x 5~11.95 mm; Weight 185g
4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC
3000mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging
It has Asus branding on the back. The smartphone weighs 185 grams, mainly due to the huge zoom lens. It comes in Meteorite black and Glacier white colors.
Asus Zenfone Zoom will be available in Black, White color options. The 64GB variant is priced at NT$ 13990 (US $429), and the 128GB variant is priced at NT$ 15990 (US $489). The device will become available in mid-December.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom launching in India this January