Asus showcased the ZenFone Zoom at last year’s CES event. It launched the phone in its home market of Taiwan in December last year but did not launched the device in India. Now after one year Asus has announced to launch the ZenFone Zoom in the United States in February (next month) at $399 or approximately Rs 26,560 for the 64GB version.
The highlight of Asus Zenfone Zoom is its camera; it is said to be the world’s thinnest smartphone to feature a 13 MP camera and offers 3X optical-zoom as well. As per Asus, the Zenfone Zoom offers DSLR-style shooting experience. Camera features of Zenfone Zoom include- f/2.7 â€“ f/4.8 aperture, 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. ZenFone Zoom is also equipped with a 5 megapixel front camera for selfie lovers.
Besides this, Asus ZenFone Zoom features 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 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.