Asus unveiled the Zenfone Zoom, the company’s first camera-centric smartphone in the Zenfone series with 3X optical zoom at the CES 2015 last month. We managed to get images of the smartphone at the MWC 2015. We couldn’t bring you the hands on video since the company did not have a working unit there. Check out the photo gallery below.
The Zenfone Zoom has a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The design of the Zenfone Zoom is similar to other Zenfone smartphones on the front. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 88-degree wide-angle lens. The smartphone is powered by a 2.3GHz GHz 64-Bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Zen UI on top.
The smartphone has a metal frame. The volume rockers and the power button are present on the right side.
The shutter key and a video key are also present on the same side.
There is nothing on the other side. The smartphone is just 11.95 mm, making it the world’s thinnest smartphone with a 13-megapixel camera and 3X optical zoom.
The micro USB slot and the primary microphone are present on the bottom.
The smartphone has f/2.7- to 4.8-aperture since it has a 3X optical zoom lens. It has 10-element lenses with optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash.
It has Asus branding on the back. The smartphone weighs 185 grams, mainly due to the huge zoom lens. It comes in Meteorite black and Glacier white colors.
The the back cover there is a 3000mAh lithium-polymer battery. It has dual micro SIM slots, comes with 2GB/4GB RAM depending on the market and has 16GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot that accepts cards up to 128GB. It also comes with LTE support. Last month Asus confirmed that the smartphone will launch in India sometime in Q2 2015.
Srivatsan contributed to this report