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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom With Dual Cameras And HUGE Battery Goes Official!

Asus has revealed the much hyped ZenFone 3 Zoom with dual main camera setup at CES 2017 earlier, the most exciting ZenFone yet.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom With Dual Cameras And HUGE Battery Goes Official!
Meet Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, the next photography beast?

Checking what the ZenFone 3 Zoom has to offer, the handset is loaded with ZenFone 3 like specs with better cameras and bigger batteries. It's packs a ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 inspired metal frame w/ 5.5 inch FHD AMOLED Gorilla Glass 5 protected 2.5D curved glass on top.

Related: Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Unboxing And First Impressions!

Under the hood, the phone boast a 2.0 GHz 64 bit Snapdragon 625 octa core processor w/ Adreno 506 GPU, either 3 or 4 GB of RAM for better multitasking, 32 or 64 GB of expandable storage, and beefy 5,000 mAh of battery capacity.

A new breed of photography and selfie beast?

Dual camera setup!
Dual camera setup!

Going to the main event, this handset boast a dual main camera w/ a setup that reminds us more of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and LG V20 than Huawei P9 or P9 Plus. It has a twin 13 MP Sony IMX362 sensor w/ wide and very bright f/1.7 aperture and six-element lens that allows 1.25x more light to the sensor. It also has a 2.3x real optical zoom, 12x digital zoom, Tri-tech AF (AF, PDAF, Laser AF), RBG color correction sensor, EIS, OIS, and 4K video recordings.

Related: Quirks Of The Dual Camera Technologies Today!

On top of that, Asus also boast the SuperPixel technology software to effectively increase the captured light by up to 2.5x for better lowlight shots. It also has a DSLR-like manual camera mode with controls over shutter speed, white balance, EV, ISO, metering, switch from 25 mm to 59 mm focal length, and RAW format support (for Android 7.0 Nougat) soon.
Selfie screen flash!
Selfie screen flash!

It front, the phone rocks a 13 MP Sony IMX214 sensor w/ f/2.0 aperture and screen flash (finally) for selfies in the dark.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) Specs

Display: 5.5 Inch FHD AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ Bluelight filter, 2.5D curved glass, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection at 401 ppi
CPU: 2.0 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 625 octa core processor
GPU: Adreno 506
ROM: 64 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 128 GB
Back Camera: 12 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX362 w/ 25 mm wide angle lens + 12 MP Sony f/2.8 w/ 56 mm lens for 2.3x optical zoom w/ Tri-tech AF, 4 Axis OIS, 3 Axis EIS, 4K video recording and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 13 MP f/2.0 Sony IMX214 w/ wide angle lens and screen flash
Battery: 5,000 mAh w/ Quick Charge 3.0
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE w/ VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity, light, RGB, IR
Others: Fingerprint sensor, USB Type C, High-res audio certified (24 bit / 192 kHz), Colors: navy black, glacier silver, rose gold
Dimensions: 154.3 x 77 x 7.99 mm
Weight: 170 g
Price: PHP 23,995

There's no word yet on its official availability and suggested retail price, but based on the hint from our friends at Asus Philippines, it'll have a very competitive pricing.


Source: Asus
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