In the Consumers Electronics Show, Asus has unveiled a new camera phone, which has 3X optical zoom- the Asus Zenfone Zoom. With the specs similar to Asus Zenfone 2 (which was also announced at the same event), this phone is pretty sleek, unlike other camera phones by rivals.

Asus Zenfone Zoom

Key specs of Asus Zenfone Zoom:

Operating System Brand-new ASUS ZenUI with Android 5.0 Lollipop
Storage Up to 128GB ROM*, ASUS WebStorage 5GB (lifetime)
Display 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 403ppi
IPS display/400nits brightness/ Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
PixelMaster Cameras Front: 5MP, f/2.0-aperture, wide-angle (88-degree) lens with Selfie Panorama
Rear: 13MP, f/2.7- to 4.8-aperture, 10-element lenses with 3X optical zoom, optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash
PixelMaster features: Low Light mode / Backlight (HDR) mode / Enhanced Beautification mode / Manual mode / Zero shutter lag
Network LTE speed: Category 4 maximum: 150Mbit/s / DL: 50Mbit/s
4G band: FDD LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/17/18/19/20/28/29
TDD LTE: 38/39/40/41(Network support varies by country)
Battery 3000mAh lithium-polymer
Sensor Accelerometer, proximity, ambient-light, gyroscopic, digital compass and Hall-effect sensors
Navigation GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS
Wireless 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports 3.5mm audio jack , micro USB (support OTG), dual micro SIM
Color Meteorite black /Glacier white
Dimensions 158.9 x 78.84 x 11.95 mm
Weight 185g

With the given dimension (mostly its 11.95 mm thickness), the Asus Zenfone Zoom is the slimmest camera phone which has 3X optical Zoom yet, that too with pretty high-end specs like Intel’s 64-bit processor. There is also a full manual mode which allows “professional-grade manual control of ISO settings, shutter speed and more.”The handset will be available in Meteorite black and Glacier white color options, unlike the Zenfone 2 which will be available in five colors. The Asus Zenfone is priced $399 without taxes, which is competitive for a high-end smartphone with a camera that good, but don’t expect it anytime soon, as it is set to be available in the market only from Q2 2015.



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