Asus is likely to launch the Zenfone Zoom in India on January 22 as it is organizing an event on that day in Agra. Just yesterday, the Taiwanese company surprised everyone by issuing a press note istating the launch of a camera-centric smartphone in India this month, which clearly indicated towards the Zenfone Zoom. However, Asus has so far not confirmed the name of the phone nor has said the exact date of its launch. But the Zenfone Zoom is almost certain to be launched in India.
The Zenfone Zoom comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera that is armed with 10-element Hoya lens, Laser auto focus, optical image stabilization (OIS), close-up shots with up to 12X magnification and Professional Panasonic SmartSFI sensor for optimized image, 3x optical zoom, PixelMaster technology and a super resolution mode in which you can capture 52x resolution photos. The ZenFone Zoom is also equipped with a 5 megapixel front camera for selfie lovers.
Besides this, Asus ZenFone Zoom features a a 5.5-inch FHD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) along with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and has anti-fingerprint coating too. It is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor and 4GB RAM. The Zenfone Zoom comes in two variants – 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, which the user can further expand via a micro SD card by another up to 64 GB. The handset runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with ASUS ZenUI on top, and is packed with 3000 mAh non-removable lithium-polymer battery along with ASUS BoostMaster technology that charges the battery from zero to 60% in just 39 minutes.
Connectivity options include 4G, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, GPS with A-GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0 port. The handset measures 158.9 x 78.84 x 11.95~5 mm and weighs 185 grams and in the sensors department it has Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, digital compass and Hall-effect sensors.