ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Announced; Dual Camera, 5000mAh Battery in Tow

ZenFone 3 Zoom

ASUS announced the ZenFone 3 Zoom at the CES 2017. The company’s latest and greatest sports dual cameras and a large 5,000mAh battery.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom

With the ZenFone 3 Zoom, ASUS effectively combine the top two things people are looking for: a good camera and a large battery. The phone will use two 12MP camera configuration powered by Sony IMX362 sensors, with the secondary lens providing 2.3x optical zoom. It is a system used by Apple on the iPhone 7 Plus. One of the main draws, I would imagine, is how the two lenses can be used to provide a bokeh effect to photos.

ZenFone 3 Zoom

As for the rest of the specs, it’s mostly midrange. The ZenFone 3 Zoom features a metal unibody build, a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, and a large 5000 mAh battery. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with a USB Type-C port and it has an audio port.

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom will be available this quarter. There are no details yet regarding the price. But if the ZenFones are any indication, I have a feeling it will command a premium one.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) Specs:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED Display (1920 x 1080), Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Up to 128GB Storage +microSD via 2nd SIM Slot
  • Dual 12MP Main Camera w/ Sony IMX362 Sensor, Dual LED Flash, 1/2.55” Sensor, 1.4um Pixel Size
    • Secondary Zoom Camera 2.3X Optical Zoom, 59mm Focal Length, Up to 12x Digital Zoom
  • 13MP Front Camera w/ 1/3.06” Sony IMX214 Sensor, 1.12um Pixel Size
  • ASUS TriTech+ Auto Focus System (Laser, OIS, EIS)
  • Dual Nano SIM, Dual Standby
  • LTE
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • USB Type-C
  • DTS
  • FM Radio
  • Fingerprint Sensor, IR Sensor
  • Android 6.0 w/ ASUS ZenUI 3.0
  • 5,000mAh
  • Dimensions: 6.07 x 3.03 x .31 in; 170 g
  • Colors: Navy Black, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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