ASUS has officially launched the Zenfone 3 Zoom in their home country of Taiwan a few weeks ago, but aside from that roll-out we haven’t heard a peep about the company’s first dual-camera equipped smartphone. We’ve heard rumors in the past that the company was looking to release it in our markets late February, but it seems that timeline has been pushed back.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
- 3GB/4GB of RAM
- 5.5-inch, full HD Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 32GB/64GB expandable storage
- Twin 12-megapixel rear cameras, Sony IMX362 image sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 1x, 2.3x optical zoom, laser AF, PDAF, EIS, OIS, 4K video recording
- 13-megapixel front camera, Sony IMX214, f/2.0 aperture
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C
- 5000mAh battery
- Android 6 Marshmallow, ZenUI
For the US market where ASUS is hoping to make a dent, the company has officially stated that they would release the smartphone in Q2 and would put rework it to include “better specs”. What those better specs could be, we couldn’t guess, as it could be anything in the phone from the Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, dual-rear camera, screen, battery life and so on and so forth.
For what it’s worth ASUS is fond of releasing several different versions of their phones for different markets which sometimes makes for a confusing experience in trying to identify what exactly is inside their phones. To be fair, we felt that the ZF3 Zoom was fine as it was, though other people may have qualms with the phone’s current feature set. What do you think? What would you change in the ZF3 Zoom for you to buy it?