Asus: a new ZenFone with more power

January 06, 2017

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom

Asus took the wraps off of a slew of products at CES 2017, and while all eyes are on the amazing ZenFone AR, the company also unveiled the official successor to the ZenFone Zoom, that will pique the interest of those looking for a great camera experience.

Here is your first look on ZenFone 3 Zoom

The ZenFone Zoom had a large and bulky optical zoom lens attached to the back of the phone that resulted in a somewhat awkward handling experience, but this time around, Asus has managed to swap all of that with a dual camera setup. You have two 12 MP cameras on the back with a f/1.7 aperture, and while the primary lens comes with a 25 mm focal length, the 59 mm focal length of the secondary sensor provides a 2.3x optical zoom. The camera is capable of going up to a 12x zoom though, but anything beyond the 2.3x mark is going to be digital.

The camera setup also comes with a new autofocusing system that Asus is calling TriTech+. As the name suggests, this combines three technologies, including a laser autofocus system, subject tracking, and dual pixel phase detection autofocus, to make for an extremely fast focusing speed of just 0.03 seconds.The front camera is noteworthy as well, featuring a 13 MP unit with a f/2.0 aperture, which should be more than enough to cover all your selfie needs.

As for the rest of the specs? It’s all pretty mid-range. The ZenFone 3 Zoom is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and a hefty 5000 mAh battery. Storage, RAM, and other details aren’t fully disclosed just yet. Though the phone is expected to hit stores this February