Seems like Asus is getting ready for the launch of its next ZenFone series smartphone, the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, soon. As per the reports, the device has got the all necessary approval from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in the US. The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is expected to be launched during Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 event.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom was recently spotted on Chinese certification website, TENAA with the model name ASUS_Z01HDA while as per the FCC document, the Asus device carries model number Asus Z01HD.
As per the earlier TENAA listing, the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has a 5.5 inch full HD display with 1080×1920 resolution. On the inside, it is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU and 2GB RAM. According to the listing on TENNA, the smartphone comes in three variants – 16GB + 2GB RAM, 32GB + 3GB RAM, and 64GB + 4GB RAM with internal storage in each case being expandable via microSD card. In terms of camera, It offers an 16-megapixel dual rear camera setup with dual LED flash, and a laser-focus and might come with 2x optical zoom similar to what we saw on iPhone 7 Plus. At the front there is 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 latest images reveal that it will come in Black, Silver, and Gold colour variants. Connectivity options of the device include dual SIM, 4G-LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS/A-GPS and a micro USB. According to the TENAA listing, the phone is 154.3 mm tall, 77 mm wide and 7.99 mm thin and it weighs at 170 grams, .