Jan 4th, 2017

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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