By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 17:48
The Zenfone smartphone is expected to come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Taiwanese company Asus is all set to hold its Zennovation event in Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from tomorrow i.e January 4. Now ahead of that company has put up a teaser on its official twitter handle, as per which the company is expected to launch a new Zenfone smartphone with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. The Qualcomm's new chipset will also be unveiled at the CES event and it is expected to be much more powerful than its predecessors, smaller and more efficient.
"Level up! World's best processor now fully unleashed the potential! Save the date: 01.04.17 #ASUS #ZenFone #Zennovation #CES2017!" reads company's tweet. Alongside, Asus has also posted an image of a ring box with Qualcomm Snapdragon shown inside it.
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Recently, Asus had released a teaser video for Zennovation event. An image in the video bearing the symbol of infinity is expected to be the ZenFone 3 Zoom as the symbol can hint at two rear cameras. The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom was also spotted online earlier this month with the dual rear camera setup on Chinese certification agency, TENAA and on FCC certification sites also.
As per the TENAA listing, the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom has a 5.5 inch full HD display with 1080x1920 resolution, a 2.0 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU and 2GB RAM. The smartphone is listed on TENAA in three variants - 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB RAM with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of internal storage respectively with an expandable memory via micro sd card. It offers a 16-megapixel dual rear camera setup with dual LED flash, and a laser-focus, a 13-megapixel front camera and a 4850 mAh battery. The device also features a fingerprint scanner on the rear side.
The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system and the images reveal that it has Black, Silver, and Gold colour versions. Connectivity options of the device include dual SIM, 4G-LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS/A-GPS and a micro USB. The phone is 154.3 mm tall, 77 mm wide and 7.99 mm thin and it weighs 170 grams, according to the TENAA listing.