Asus Zenfone Zoom had been making rounds for some time now without any fruitful results. However the Taiwanese OEM has finally launched the smartphone in their homeland after almost a year long wait. Just to recall the Asus Zenfone Zoom was first announced at the CES, 2015.
The Taiwanese maker is apparently touting the Asus Zenfone as the world thinnest phone with a 3X optical zoom. The Asus Zenfone Zoom uses a Hoya lens to provide the 3X optical zoom feature in smartphone. Apparently the Zenfone Zoom is rather similar to the Zenfone 2 which was launched earlier this year, especially in core hardware department.
Like the Zenfone 2, the Asus Zenfone Zoom sports a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920x1080p) display and is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 or Z3590 SoC. It is further complimented by a 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. There is also a 128GB variant of the smartphone - similar to the Asus Zenfone Deluxe. The rear of smartphone however comes with a faux leather stitching and slightly protruding Camera unit.
The 13MP image sensor on the back of the Asus Zenfone Zoom can shoot record only Full HD videos, with no words regarding 4K support as of yet. Sadly though the Asus Zenfone Zoom is available exclusively in the company's home country of Taiwan as of now with no plans to bring it to foreign markets as of yet.
The Asus Zenfone Zoom will soon be available in Taiwan's five major carriers by the middle of December in Black, White and Pink variants. The basic edition of the Asus Zenfone Zoom (Intel Z3580/64GB) will cost TWD 14,000 (Rs 28,365 approx.) whereas the Z3590 variant with 128GB internal memory is priced at TWD 16,000 (Rs 32,416 approx.) There is also a Pink variant of the Zenfone Zoom at TWD 13,000 (Rs 26,338 approx.) for the 128GB variant.