Yesterday Asus started selling ZenFone Zoom in the USA. Currently handset is available at B&H Photo, which is selling the unlocked device for $399.99. ZenFone Zoon, which was announced in January 2015 was not available till December 2015. The device was only available in Taiwan which is Asus home country. It seems that US is the 2nd market where the handset is being officially released.
ZenFone Zoom comes with LTE connectivity, 4G service can be used on T-Mobile, or AT&T but it doesn’t function on Verizon and Sprint. The main feature of the phone is a 13 primary megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and 3x optical zoom. Different Smartphones offer digital zoom but optical zoom enable a user to capture sharper and clear photos of far subject.
In mobile market almost every company is trying to introduce thinner and slimmer smartphone, despite of the latest trend, optical zoom mechanism makes ASUS ZenFone Zoom thicker and heavier than many smartphones. The device weights 11.95 mm and 185 grams. Though, the handset is made with premium quality material which contains leather and aluminum on the back side.
The device is powered by a 2.5 GHz Intel Atom Z3590 processor and it comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB which is expandable via MicroSD card. 3000 mAh battery keeps lights on of the device. The device comes with a 5 MP camera that is certainly capable of taking great selfies. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, updated version of Android is available so we can expect that ZenFone will get Marshmallow updates soon.
Therefore, the company tried to differentiate its device from other smartphones available in the market. So the device comes with a 3x optical-zoom and a 10-element HOYA lens which is an innovation. Now you don’t need to carry a digital camera to world closely, with ZenFone Zoon you can shoot in total clarity every time.