His first camera phone from the series Zenfone Zoom, ASUS has brought home to the exhibition Consumer Electronics Show twice – in 2015 and 2016, and at CES 2017 saw the light its second generation, called 3 Zenfone Zoom. Zoom word in the title is still emphasizes the presence of the optical zoom is at the back of the camera, but the novelty it is not implemented due to the ingenious design of the optics located across the body, as was its predecessor, and by installing an additional module similar to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Due to this, the thickness of the device was reduced to 7.83 mm vs. 12 mm for Zenfone Zoom.
The basic module is a Sony IMX362 sensor on the basis of a resolution of 12 megapixels and a pixel size of 1.4 microns. It is equipped with a wide-angle lens with a focal length of 25 mm and aperture f / 1,7, and 4-axis optical image stabilization system. Support module also features a sensor resolution of 12 megapixels, but it is used in a lens with a focal length of 59 mm and aperture f / 2,8, providing 2.3-fold zoom. In addition, due to the joint work of the two cameras in the manufacturer sold 3 Zenfone Zoom portrait mode, the essence of which is separated from the object being photographed background blur due to the latter.
Hardware-based ASUS Zenfone Zoom 3 is 14-nm SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system with eight processor cores and a graphics subsystem Adreno 506. The memory volume, as stated in the official specifications, can reach 4 GB (apparently younger models assume 3 GB RAM ), and built-in storage capacity of 32, 64 or 128 GB, depending on the modification. Display size is measured 5.5 inches, its resolution – 1920 × 1080 pixels.
Special attention is given smartphone battery, which capacity is 5000 mAh. The developers claim that his charge is enough for 42 days of standby time, 48 hours talk time, 25 hours of web surfing via Wi-Fi or 6.4 hours of shooting video in 4K resolution. In addition, ASUS Zenfone Zoom 3 can be used for charging other devices. Supports and popular in recent years fast charge – a five-minute connection to the power outlet is enough to extend the battery life in talk mode for two hours.
Among other specifications ASUS Zenfone Zoom 3, it should be noted the LTE modem-speed Internet access of up to 300 Mbit / s, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, 13-megapixel front camera and a sound system based on NXP Smart AMP amplifier with support Hi-Res Audio (192kHz / 24-bit) and a five-speaker magnets. The smartphone will go on sale February, officially announced the price has not yet been.