It has taken ages for the Asus ZenFone Zoom to become ready for a release, but it’s finally on its way to the market now. This phone will be launched mid-December, but will only be made available in Taiwan. There’s no word on when it will be outed in other territories.
The Asus ZenFone Zoom was unveiled almost a year ago as the first thinnest phone ever with 3x optical zoom. It provides this functionality moreover, without any protruding lens coming out of its back. This is achieved thanks to a special Hoya-made zoom mechanism that extends the lens inside the phone rather than outside of it.
Its sensor is a 13MP unit, and apart from 1080p videos, also provides support for optical image stabilization. Based on the ZenFone 2 handset, it features a standard 5MP selfie camera as well.
Asus has fitted this device with a 5.5-inch IPS display bearing 1080p full HD resolution. Its 64GB model runs on a 2.3GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, whereas the 128GB option opts for a 2.5GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3590 processor. As for the RAM, it is tied at 4GB for both the offerings.
A neat look at the main specs of Asus ZenFone Zoom handset:
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
– CPU: Quad core Intel Atom Z3580/Atom Z3590
– Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage (expandable up to 64GB)
– Cameras: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh battery
– Size: 158.9 x 78.8 x 12mm
– Weight: 185gms
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac
Later this month, the Asus ZenFone Zoom will start being sold in the Taiwanese market at TWD 14000 (64GB) and at TWD 16000 (128GB). Those values translate into around $428 and $489, respectively.