Asus has launched its dual camera smartphone Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom in the US market today which was launched back in the CES 2017 event. The Zenfone 3 Zoom is available for $329 via online stores in the country like via BestBuy, Amazon with the Navy Black colour option having 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage capacity while the official colour options like Glacier Silver, Sapphire Black and Rose Gold won’t be available in the US. It comes with a ZE553KL model number.
The Zenfone 3 Zoom features a dual rear camera with 12-megapixel dual sensors out of which one comes with a 25mm wide angle lens, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size along with a 56mm telephoto lens and the secondary sensor features 12x zoom and 2.3x optical zoom that brings a crisp clear high quality images.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 500 nits brightness and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 3GB/4GB RAM options and comes with 32GB / 64GB / 128GB (eMMC) inbuilt storage options with all variants supporting MicroSD card expandable storage up to 2TB.
It runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0 and will also get the Android 7 Nougat with the launch. The Zenfone 3 Zoom also supports hybrid Dual-SIM (micro+nano/microSD) and comes with a metal unibody design. A fingerprint scanner is available on the rear side of the device below the dual camera setup and can be used for secure payments.
It features a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, Laser AF, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size, three-axis EIS, four-axis OIS) and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 5P larger lens. It also comes with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and a Sony IMX214 sensor.
A large 5000mAh battery backs up this device that can deliver up to 42 days of standby and up to 6.4 hours of continuous UltraHD video recording and we also get connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C. The device also comes with FM Radio support and has Audio enhancement features including Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard and dual internal mic. It is 7.9mm thick and weighs 170 grams.