Asus, the Taiwanese smartphone giant, unveiled their Zenfone 3 series of smartphones at their Z3NVOLUTION event back in May 2016. The company has released a good number of phones in the same series including the Zenfone 3 Laser and Zenfone 3 Max.
However, it looks like the company isn't done yet. A new Asus smartphone with the model number Z01HDA is spotted on the Chinese certification site, TENAA. However, going by the camera setup, the smartphone seems to be the Zenfone 3 Zoom.
But, there is no confirmation on the megapixel count of the dual camera. One source suggests that both the cameras are of 16MP and the other indicates that one will be of 16MP sensor and the other one will be of 13MP. To recall, the Asus Zenfone Zoom came out with special optical zoom capabilities, and we are expecting the same with the Zenfone 3 Zoom as well.
The TENAA listing also revealed the purported specifications of the phone. The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a curved 2.5D glass on top of it. Having said that, the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset will power the Zenfone 3 Zoom as well. But, there is some confusion regarding the RAM on this device as the listing suggests three variants of the phone with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM along with 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage.
Also, the smartphone will be backed by a large 4850mAh battery and boots Android Marshmallow based Zen UI out-of-the-box. Currently, there are no rumors regarding the release date of this smartphone, but do make a note that Asus is holding an event at the CES 2017, where the Zenfone 3 Zoom is expected to be unveiled.