The Taiwan based tech giant ASUS has launched the second iteration of the Zenfone Zoom series in India. Referred to as the ASUS Zenfone Zoom S, the Smartphone was unveiled for the first time in the USA back in May this year as the Zenfone 3 Zoom.
Owing to the growing trend of dual camera setups in high-end and even in some budget Smartphones, ASUS is trying to please the photography maniacs by bringing an amazing camera experience to the mid budget segment.
What is the unique selling point of dual camera setup?
The unique selling point of the phone is the dual camera setup positioned at the back of the phone, similar to the iPhone 7. The Zenfone Zoom S sports dual 12MP sensors, the primary being an IMX362 sensor with a f/1.7 aperture,1.4µm pixels size and 25 mm focal length, while the secondary 12MP ‘zoom’ lens features a 59 mm focal length and 2.3x true optical zoom which can be further extended to 12x digitally. The front camera is a 13MP IMX214 sensor with f2.0 aperture with 1/3″ sensor size.
The dual camera setup is bundled with OIS, EIS and Tri-Tech+ technology. The enhanced Tri Tech+ technology allows 0.03s quick autofocus along with subject tracking autofocus. The Zenfone Zoom s also supports 4K video recording.
VR fans won’t be disappointed as the Zenfone Zoom S sports a full HD 5.5’ AMOLED display, protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The ASUS Zenfone Zoom S is powered by the Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 GHz and 4GB of RAM. To fuel the gaming needs, Adreno 506 GPU is provided. The device has 64 GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.
Connectivity features include 4G VOLTE support with Bluetooth 4.0 and USB Type C port. Rear fingerprint scanner has been provided to boost the security.
A huge 5000 mAh battery powers the Zenfone Zoom S with Boost master by ASUS for fast charging support.
Unlike the bulky Zenfone Zoom, Zenfone Zoom S is sleek yet powerful. It uses an aluminum alloy body with sandblasted matte surface. The display is 2.5D contoured to provide a seamless feel to the phone.
The device has been priced at Rs 26,999 and is available in Navy Black and Glacier Silver color choices.
|ASUS Zenfone Zoom S||Spec's|
1080 X 1920 pixels
|Primary Camera||Dual 12 MP, (25 mm, F/1.7 aperture, 4-axis OIS, and 59 mm, f/1.7 aperture, Laser and Phase detection auto-focus, 2.3X optical zoom, 4K Video recording|
|Secondary Camera||13 MP, f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" sensor size|
|OS||Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|CPU Speed||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex A53|
|Colors||Navy Black, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-ion 5000 mAh|
|Storage||32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM|
Micro-SD, up to 256 GB via 2nd SIM slot.