ASUS has officially unveiled the ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES this year, which is a refresh of its camera-focused line that cuts back on the camera in order to make room for a massive 5,000mAh battery. Despite that massive battery, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is 3mm slimmer than the original device.
Where the ZenFone 3 Zoom differs from the original is its lack of 3X optical zoom. The newest iteration does feature a dual-camera setup, but one of the two lenses is only 2.3X magnification. The other lens features a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens with an f/1.7 aperture. That’s pretty similar to the setup found in the iPhone 7, which allows you to shoot photos with a bokeh effect of blurring the background with the subject in focus.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom Specs
- 5.5″ 1080p display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
- 5,000mAh battery
- 12MP dual rear cameras
- Memory unannounced
- Storage configurations unannounced
ASUS says the memory and storage configurations will be announced at a later date, but it expects the phone itself to be available sometime in February.
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