Even though ASUS entered smartphone market quite late, it has managed to launch some great phones at affordable prices. The latest smartphone that will be hitting Indian market later this month is ASUS ZenFone Zoom which is first ever modern smartphone to feature a camera with 3x optical zoom (If you are ready to forget Nokia N93 which also came with 3x optical zoom and don’t put in the category of modern smartphones). It was unveiled in last year’s CES.
ZenFone Zoom comes with 10-element HOYA lens arrangement and up to 12x total magnification along with optical image stabilization (OIS), dual-LED Real Tone flash and 0.03 seconds laser auto-focus. The camera’s aperture ranges from f/2.7 to f/4.8. Apart from the main camera, there is a 5 MP camera for selfies.
Zenfone Zoom is powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor (Z3950, up to 2.5 GHz), a PowerVR G6430 GPU, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, microSD expansion of up to 128 GB, a 5.5-inch 1080p display with corning Gorilla glass 4 and 3,000 mAh fixed battery. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with ASUS own ZenUI on top of it.
The device is expected to hit later this month even though we don’t have a exact date. Also, we don’t have any information on it’s possible pricing but we expect it to be priced in same way as Zenfone 2. Stay tuned and we will keep you updated.