Asus brings the new camera smartphone with the new name and old OS!
Asus launched ZenFone Zoom S in India, as in US with named Zenfone 3 Zoom. The smartphone has 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 5 with 1920×1280 pixels. It is powered by Octa core Snapdragon 625 processor combined with 4GB of RAM.
The Zoom S sports dual rear cameras with 12MP primary with IMX362 1/2.55″ sensor with large 1.4µm pixels, f/1.7-aperture, 25mm wide-angle main lens along with a dedicated 59mm, 12MP zoom camera with an 2.3x true optical zoom and 12x of total zoom. It has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Sabilization (EIS), also can record 4K videos. It has 13MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor. It has second generation laser autofocus which can focus in 0.03 seconds. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zen UI and packs with 5000mAh battery capacity.
Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia & Country Head, System Business Group – ASUS India said,
“On the onset of World Photography Day, ASUS India wishes to rejuvenate the passion and commitment of photography enthusiast by launching ZenFone Zoom S. We at ASUS have maintained a resolute and enduring commitment to championing mobile photography and ZenFone 3 – ‘Built for Photography’ launched in 2016 is testimony of the same fact. Today, we reinstate our commitment to help consumers catch the beauty of every moment with the ZenFone Zoom S. An incredible device that combines a dual-lens camera system with an unbeatable battery – ZenFone Zoom S will set new bar for mobile photography.”
Speaking on the exclusive launch, Ayyappan, Rajagopal, Senior Director, Flipkart, said,
“ASUS ZenFones have always ticked the right boxes and greatly appealed to our customers with their design and performance. The recently launched ZenFone AR, yet another Flipkart exclusive, was sold out within a week on the platform. Having the numero uno position in this category, we constantly look forward to bringing customers the best technology at the best prices through our host of seamless affordability levers. We are positive that the new ZenFone Zoom S will spark interest in our customers who are and aspire to be photography enthusiasts.”
The ASUS ZenFone Zoom S will be coming in Navy Black and Glacier Silver colours for Rs. 26,999. It will be exclusive on Flipkart.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom S (ZE553KL) specifications are
Processor: 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm
GPU: Adreno 506
Display: 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 500 nits brightness, 1920×1080 pixels
Memory: 64GB (eMMC) internal, expandable up to 2TB with microSD
Camera: Rear 12MP primary with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, Laser AF, f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size, three-axis EIS, four-axis OIS), 12MP secondary , f/2.0 aperture, 5 P Largan lens/ Front 13MP with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zen UI 3.0
SIM: Hybrid Dual (micro+nano/microSD)
Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C