ASUS CEO Jerry Shen today invited India to See the World Up Close with the revolutionary ZenFone Zoom, the world’s thinnest 3X optical zoom smartphone — heralding a revolutionary new era for smartphone photography.

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ZenFone Zoom uses 3X optical zoom with an innovative 10-element HOYA lens arrangement that delivers exceptional clarity and enables close-ups with up to 12X total magnification. With built-in optical image stabilization (OIS) to eliminate shakes and blurred shots, and powered by a high-performance quad-core Intel® Atom processor with 4GB RAM for ultra-fast performance, ZenFone Zoom packs DSLR-style shooting experiences into a metal unibody that tapers to a mere 5mm, so it slides comfortably into a pocket.

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Introducing ASUS ZenFone Zoom to India, Mr.Shen said that

Photography has become extremely important for today’s smartphone users. Consumers want to capture every precious moment of their lives on their smartphone cameras, and also be able to perform multiple tasks with the same device. With ZenFone Zoom, we are introducing an unbeatable smartphone that complements today’s lifestyles and puts professional photography within the reach of everyone.”

ASUS ZenFone Zoom specifications

ASUS ZenFone Zoom
Processor PC – Grade 64-bit Z3590 Intel Super Quad-core CPU 2.5Ghz
Operating system ASUS ZenUI under Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Display 5.5-inch with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and 403ppi pixel density

IPS display with 400cd/m2 brightness and full-screen lamination

Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 with anti-fingerprint coating

PixelMaster cameras Rear: 13MP, f/2.7 aperture, 10P HOYA lens, 3X optical zoom/12X total zoom, with 4 stop optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash

Front: 5MP, f/2.0-aperture, wide-angle 88-degree lens with Pano Selfie

PixelMaster features include Low Light mode, Backlight (Super HDR) mode, Beautification mode, Professional (manual-settings) mode

Network standards GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+; FDD-LTE

(Network support varies by country)

Memory and storage 128GB ROM

LPDDR3 4GB RAM

Micro SD card slot (up to 128GB expandable)

Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ae, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.0
Connectors 3.5mm audio jack, single micro-SIM
Location sensors GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, QZSS,SBAS,BDS
Other sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyro, digital compass and Hall-effect sensors
Battery 3000mAh non-removable lithium-polymer
Colors PURE LEATHER BACK with Pure Black, Ceramic White colors
Dimensions

(H x W x D)

158.9 x 78.84 x 11.95~5mm
Weight 185g

Although the device comes with Android Lollipop out of the box, it will be updated to Android Marshmellow very soon.

ASUS ZenFone Zoom will be available in India from 22 January 2016, on Flipkart and starting in February 2016 at ASUS Exclusive Stores for a price of Rs. 37,999

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