CES 2017: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom has a dual camera setup and 5,000 mAh battery

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom

ASUS has announced the new ZenFone 3 Zoom during its Zennovation 2017 event at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The ZenFone 3 Zoom comes with a dual-camera setup and packs a massive 5,000 mAh battery. Joining the current ZenFone 3 family, the new ZenFone 3 Zoom has a lot of bells and whistles.

The ZenFone 3 Zoom is the spiritual successor to last year’s ZenFone Zoom. When it comes to the spec sheet and design, both phones are poles apart. The new ZenFone 3 Zoom features a metallic body measuring 7.9mm thick. Sporting a 5.5-inch display, it houses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset.

 

Here’s a quick look at the specs.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass and 1080×1920 pixel resolution
  • Software: Zen UI based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Processor: Octa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with Adreno 506 GPU
  • Memory: 2GB / 3GB / 4GB of RAM
  • Storage: 16GB / 32GB / 64GB internal space with memory card slot
  • Network: 4G LTE, VoLTE
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Cameras: 13-megapixel + 12.2-megapixel at the rear with dual LED flash; 13-megapixel camera on the front
  • Battery: 4,850mAh
  • Dimensions: 154.3 × 77× 7.99 mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • Colours: Navy Black, Glacier Silver, Luxury Gold

The ZenFone 3 Zoom offers 2.3x optical zoom, which might seem a bit of a step down from last year’s Zoom with 3x optical zoom. The new dual camera setup with f/1.7 aperture has one 12-megapixel sensor with 25 mm wide-angle lens and second 12-megapixel sensor with 59 mm lens. It is very similar to the dual camera setup in the iPhone 7 Plus.

Besides that, the ZenFone 3 Zoom boasts of an improved TriTech+ autofocus system which automatically selects one of three autofocus features – Dual Pixel PDAF, Subject Tracking Autofocus, and Laser Autofocus (2nd Gen).

ASUS ZenFone Zoom

ASUS debuted its new SuperPixel camera technology for quick focus and clearer images at night or in low-light environments. ASUS claims that SuperPixel technology offers 2.5-times great light sensitivity than the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. While the comparison with the iPhones seemed inevitable, we will have to wait to see how ZenFone 3 Zoom performs in real world situation.

The ZenFone 3 Zoom packs 5,000 mAh battery to promise you a great battery life, and you can also charge other phones with it. ASUS will start shipping ZenFone 3 Zoom from February and will reveal the prices for each market locally.

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