Were you one of the folks craving the ASUS Zenfone Zoom when it was first announced way back at last year’s CES? If so, listen up: you can buy it in the US right now. B&H Photo has the device available for shipping, and it starts at a cool $399.99 unlocked.
The Zenfone Zoom’s claim to fame will be through its 13MP PixelMaster rear camera, a massive unit that provides 3X optical zoom and optical image stabilization without a protrusion. It also looks pretty damn nice — picture a Zenfone 2 with a leather back, and that’s exactly what you have.
As for the rest? Here are the important internals you should know about:
- Intel Atom quad-core processor
- 13 megapixel camera sensor with 10-element lens, 3x optical zoom without protrusion, optical image stabilization
- 5 megapixel selfie camera
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB of storage
- microSD up to 128GB
- 5.5-inch 1080p display
- 3,000mAh battery
And here are the cellular bands it supports:
- 2.5G (EDGE, GSM/GPRS ) MHz:850, 900, 1800, 1900
- 3.5G (HSPA+, UMTS/WCDMA ) MHz:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100
- 4G (LTE ) Bands:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Get it? Got it? Good — go buy one if you’re interested.