Asus is coming up with some amazing Smartphones, which are quite capable of making tech geeks crazy. Few days ago, Asus announced about their upcoming device, the new Zenfone Zoom and it will avail is the second quarter of 2015. Most exceptionally, that device will be equipped with a highly powerful 13 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, which is only seen on Samsung Zoom till now.
On the contrary, you must give some credit to Asus, as they have some something special to make it an amazing Smartphone with a digital camera. They have succeed to maintain the thickness of 11.95 mm this 158.9 x 78.84 mm sized phone, which is pretty awesome really.
Apparently, Zenfone Zoom has some obvious similarities with Nokia Lumia 1020, though both of them have quite different configuration. We can started with the operating system, as Zenfone Zoom is an Android phone, where Lumia is Windows of course. The Zenfone Zoom’s 13 megapixels 3x optical zoom camera is often mentioned as the serious competitor of Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixels camera. Here, the main key is the comparison between digital and optical results, depending on how the sensor will perform. But Asus haven’t said anything about those sensors, but we can really expect something blast.
You will get huge advantage while comparing with Lumia 1020, as it’s the very first Smartphone with variable aperture. The f/2.7- to 4.8 aperture on Asus will allow you to get great blur effects, though the Nokia Lumia 1020 has an f/2.2 fixed aperture. But also more options for putting what you want in focus as well all the combinations between Exposure, ISO and Aperture that you will be able to do. Is it also yet to know what exposure times will Asus be able to do.
The price announced is of $399 before taxes. For all details of the phone, you can check Asus website.
Now, let’s get a quick look over the main features of Zenfone Zoom.
- Dimensions: 6.26 x 3.10 x 0.47 in
- Weight: 185 g
- SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 5.5 inches
- Screen to body ratio: ~65.9%
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Pixel density: ~403 ppi
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
- Chipset: Intel Atom Z3580
- CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz
- GPU: PowerVR G6430
- Card Slot: microSD, up to 64 GB
- Internal: 16/32/64/128 GB, 2/4 GB RAM
So, what do you say about this phone? In the end, it all be decided on the field with real photos, but the Zenfone Zoom is surely a promising Smartphone for the mobile photography enthusiasts and we are looking forward to see some samples soon.