ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom: Smartphone With 2,3-Fach Zoom And Strong Battery

Asus shows a Smartphone with two cameras of different focal length, 25 mm, and 59 mm. It has up to 128 GB memory, a 5000-mA battery and a 5.5-inch display. Processor, Wi-Fi and display resolution remain however something back.

Asus has shown the Zenfone 3 Zoom, a 5.5-inch Smartphone with two cameras of different focal length. The normal lens has the comparatively large Sony IMX362 (1/2.55 inches) with 12 megapixels and optical stabilizer for smartphones usual 25 mm (equivalent) focal length and sensor. The tele camera has converted 59 mm and Sony reveals also 12 megapixel sensor but no further details. A Laser AF and the usual electronic live AF are used to focus. a the camera app is calculated also intermediates from the two focal lengths, so that ASUS is not entirely correctly speaks of a 2,3-fach optical zoom. In addition, the app request adds a blur (Bokeh).

The 5.5-inch display is only 1920 × 1080 points – for VR applications and fine eyes not as sharp as 2560 × 1440 pixels an AMOLED with high brightness (ASUS promises 500 cd/m2). Also the processor fits more to the middle class: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 with eight cores and 2 GHz clock. ASUS incorporates 3 or 4 GByte RAM and 32, 64 or 128 GByte main memory depending on the variant; In addition, a MicroSD slot is available.

Strong battery, LTE Cat 7

The battery contains 5000 mAh and should provide for long durations. The LTE modem supports the dual-carrier bundling (CAT 6/7 with 300 MBit/s in the downlink), providing the LTE bands is still missing in the data sheet, it should know at least the three currently in this country used. Two SIM slots are provided, but whether the dual-SIM version comes to Germany, remains to be seen. The Wi-Fi module goes only up to 802. 11n, 11ac is missing according to data sheet.

Loaded via USB-C socket, there is a connector for headphones. The front camera MP takes Selfies with 13. Yet Android 6, for an update on the current Android 7 installed ASUS said nothing. The Zenfone 3 Zoom weighs 170 grams and will from February in gold, silver and black will be available. When, in what configurations and at what price it comes to Germany, not ASUS says.