Following the release of their new ZenFone AR smartphone, Asus also announced the new ZenFone 3 Zoom, which has a dual-camera setup as well as a large battery.
Asus has had the ZenFone Zoom product line for quite some time now, and the latest iteration drops the mechanical zoom lens for a dual-camera setup. Both sensors have a 12-Megapixel rating with one being a 25mm wide-angle lens and the other with a 56mm lens that offers a 2.3x optical zoom.
This setup is similar to what is found on the iPhone 7 Plus, but with some minor differences. The first of which, the Asus smartphone has an aperture of f/1.7, while the iPhone has a f/1.8 aperture. Apple also limits the optical zoom to 2x, instead of 2.3x on the Asus model.
There are Sony IMX362 sensors on board, with 1.4-micron pixels for enhanced low-light performance. Dual Phase Detection Auto Focus is also included, to make sure that each picture taken is nice and crisp. Full manual controls and RAW shooting is also supported, as well as continuous autofocus when recording 4K video content.
As far as specifications go, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is being powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor with an outright impressive 5,000mAh battery. The display measures in at 5.5-inches, and it has a resolution of 1080p. It is also covered by Gorilla Glass 5, and it works in tandem with the aluminum body to better absorb impacts from drops. All of this is being crammed into a body that is only 7.83mm thick and weighing in at 170g.
The phone is set to be released in February, but they didn’t include much information beyond that. Stay tuned to TechDependent as we will be covering more of CES 2017. To see all of the news so far, click here.