After first being unveiled at the CES technology show back in 2015, Asus has finally started taking preorders for the new Asus ZenFone Zoom smartphone camera device which is equipped with a 3x optical zoom.
The Asus ZenFone Zoom is fitted with a 13 megapixel sensor and includes optical image stabilisation as well as f/2.7-f/4.8 aperture, 10-element Hoya lens, dual-LED flash and handy laser autofocus.
The smartphone camera is powered by Intel Atom Z3590 SoC 2.5 GHz quad-core processor supported by 4 GB of RAM and includes 64 GB of expandable storage that can be increased using a microSD card. Other features include a 5 megapixel front facing camera as well as support for 4G LTE and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Asus is shipping the new smartphone camera hardware, with Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system installed and if you preorder from B&H Photo today fro $399 you can expect your Asus ZenFone Zoom to start shipping on February 1st, 2016.
Get the power of a real optical zoom and performance of a flagship smartphone in a thin design with the black ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML from ASUS. Utilizing an innovative periscopic design, this smartphone offers a 3x optical zoom without sacrificing the signature sleek design of an ASUS ZenFone.
The ZenFone Zoom features a black leather back along with 5mm thick aluminum edges. In addition to its 3x optical zoom capability, the Zoom’s dual cameras feature a 13MP PixelMaster rear camera and 5MP PixelMaster front camera. Built-in laser autofocus means near-instant picture focus, especially in low light conditions. Additional camera modes and features are available, including Super HDR, Low Light, and Super Resolution, to help you get the picture quality that you want.
Source: Android Central