Asus ZenFone Zoom to launch in India today – Everything you need to Know
Asus will launch the much-awaited ZenFone Zoom smartphone today in India at an event in Agra. The company touts that the Asus ZenFone Zoom is the “world’s thinnest 3X optical smartphone offering up to 12X zoom-in effect”, with a thickness of just 11.95mm.
The Asus ZenFone Zoom was first showcased at CES 2015. The Asus ZenFone Zoom sports a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.7 to f/4.8-aperture, 10-element lenses with 3X optical zoom. Asus claims that the 10 element lens on ZenFone Zoom is designed by Hoya and the sensor is designed by Panasonic. This camera takes a noticeable amount of space on the back of the phone while also featuring laser autofocus, optical image stabilization(OIS), and a dual LED flash. On the front, the device has a 5 MP front-facing camera.
Asus is expected to offer the new smartphone in two variants — 64 GB of internal storage and 128 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card slots.
Asus ZenFone Zoom features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a 403ppi and sports Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Asus ZenFone is powered by Intel Atom processor and features 4GB of RAM.
The Asus ZenFone Zoom comes with Asus ZenUI based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, LTE connectivity and a 3000mAh battery with fast-charging – Asus says 60-percent capacity is reached in just under 40 minutes – makes the best use of the internal space.
Asus ZenFone Zoom measures 158.9×78.8×11.95mm and weighs 185 grams. The smartphone will be available in two color variants – Glacier White and Meteorite Black.
The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, 4G LTE (Cat 4) and microUSB. The device also supports Indian 4G LTE bands. The Asus ZenFone Zoom smartphone could be priced under Rs 40,000.
Specification For Asus ZenFone Zoom
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop is installed with Asus ZenUI|
|CPU||Quad-core Intel Atom Z3580/Atom Z3590|
|Screen||5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display|
|Camera||13-megapixel rear cameras and 5-megapixel front camera|
|Storage||64GB/128GB, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac|