Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom with dual 12MP rear cameras, optical zoom, 5000mAh battery goes on sale in the U.S.


Asus introduced Zenfone 3 Zoom with 12-megapixel rear camera with 25mm wide angle lens, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size along with a 56mm telephoto lens, along with a secondary 12-megapixel camera that offers 12x zoom and 2.3x optical zoom at the  CES 2017 earlier this year. Now it has started selling in the U.S. officially.


It also has a portrait mode, similar to iPhone 7 Plus that also has a similar dual camera arrangement.  It has TriTech+ optimization that selects one of three autofocus methods — Dual Pixel, continuous AF and laser — to use at any given time and promises image capture in just 0.03 seconds, even with a moving subject.  It will get RAW support with an upcoming Android Nougat update.

It packs a huge 5000mAh battery that promises up to 42 days of standby and up to 6.4 hours of continuous UltraHD video recording. It is just 7.99mm on its thinnest edge and weighs 170 grams.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 500 nits brightness
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM,32GB / 64GB / 128GB (eMMC) storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, Laser AF, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size, three-axis EIS, four-axis OIS)
  • 12MP secondary camera, f/2.0 aperture, 5 P Largan lens
  • 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
  • Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard, Dual internal mic with ASUS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh battery

The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom comes in Glacier Silver, Sapphire Black and Rose Gold colors, but it comes in Navy Black color in the U.S. in 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and is available from several online stores such as Amazon, BestBuy, including Amazon’s own store for $329 (Rs. 21,260 approx.). It is also be available in-store at select retail locations from today, and at select Best Buy locations on May 28.


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