Zenfone Zoom, the much-awaited smartphone from ASUS has finally been launched in India. The camera-focused Zenphone is now available for sale at a price of Rs 37,999. Meanwhile, ASUS is also offering an Ultimate Photography Solution for Rs, 39,999, which includes a combo of the smartphone, Zen Flash tool and a tripod.
T Asus Zenfone Zoom runs on a 2.5 GHz 64-bit Intel Z3590 quad-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. This single SIM variant smartphone offers an internal storage space of 128 GB, expandable via an SD card which supports a card of up to 128 GB. It also supports 4G connectivity.
The main USP of this phone is in its camera section. The handset excels in the optical zoom capability in its rear camera adding a new dimension to camera performance. It sports a 13-megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom and a dual-tone LED flash, which creates a more natural illumination for indoor environments and generate the perfect combination of yellow and white to capture lifelike colours and skin tones.
The rear camera features a 10-element lens design up to 12x digital zoom for finer close-up details. Taking a cue from DSLR, the ZenFone has an optical image stabiliser (OIS) for shake-free photos. Some add-on features in the camera allow adjustment of shutter speed, exposure value, white balance, ISO and a host of other professional grade settings. The device is also featured with a 5-megapixel front camera and includes dedicated buttons for recording and zooming.
ASUS Zenfone Zoom has got a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x1080) display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top of it, which is considered to be twice tougher than its predecessor. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, layered with ZenUI over it.
The ZenFone comes packed with a 3000 mAh non-removable lithium-polymer battery. Asus claimed that its BoostMaster technology for turbo-speed charging can take the battery level in the ZenFone Zoom from 0 to 60 percent in just 39 minutes.
The company claims that its smartphone to be the world’s thinnest 3x optical zoom smartphone. The ZenFOne Zoom encased in an aluminium unibody with a pure leather back will come in two colours – Pure Black and Ceramic White.
The ASUS ZenFone Zoom is up for sale on Flipkart and will be available in Asus exclusive stores from February 2016.
Tech Specs of Asus ZenFone Zoom
|Display||5.5-inch full HD IPS display|
|Camera||13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera|
|Processor||2.5 GHz 64-bit Intel Z3590 quad-core processor|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop|