In an apparent bid to rope in photography enthusiasts, Asus unveiled the successor to the ZenFone Zoom, labeled as the ZenFone 3 Zoom, at the CES, 2017. Being billed as a phone ‘built for photography’, the Zenfone 3 Zoom packs a now-familiar dual camera setup, although its magnification has dropped down to 2.3x as compared to Zenfone Zoom’s 3x. Expected to be brought out to the market in February this year, the phone’s price and some specifications have been kept under wraps as of now.
Asus has also dubbed the phone as the ‘slimmest and lightest smartphone featuring a 5000 mAh battery’, banking on it to be another highlight of the same. Talking about the specifications, the ZenFone 3 Zoom features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered by a Qualcomm Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor.
But without a shadow of doubt, the phone’s USP seems to be the dual camera setup at the back, featuring two high-end 12 MP cameras. While one of the cameras has a 56mm lens along with 2.3x optical zoom, the other one has a Sony IMX362 Image Sensor along with a 25mm wide-angle lens with f/1.7 aperture. Both the lenses come together to create a bokeh or background defocus effect. This, apparently, is not the only thing that has been inspired by the iPhone 7 as the design of the ZenFone Zoom 3 itself seems exactly similar to the former.
As the company has not yet revealed the complete details regarding the phone, not much is known about its other specifications. Although, talks of the phone having 4GB RAM and an inbuilt storage space of 128GB are doing the rounds.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Specifications and Features
|Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
|5.5-Inch, IPS LCD
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
|Android Marshmallow 6.0
|12MP (56mm, 2.3x optical zoom) + 12MP (25mm – wide angle, f/1.7 aperture)
|13MP selfie camera
|4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm
|To Be Announced