Asus had a few busy days last week, as they introduced a couple of new smartphones at CES 2017, among them being the Zenfone 3 Zoom, a handset reminding us of the iPhone 7 Plus, mostly due to its dual camera setup, able to provide 2.3x magnification, before switching to digital zoom.
However, the details the manufacturer revealed about this models weren’t a lot, so it’s still surrounded by mystery. For example, nothing about the price was mentioned, so everybody who seemed interested in buying it still had some questions.
To be more specific, the smartphone will be available for CNY 3,699, which means about $533, in China, for the 128GB version, while the 32 and 64GB versions will definitely be cheaper, but exactly how much these will retail for is still unknown. Of course, the Zenfone 3 Zoom will be available in other territories as well, but probably for more than $550.
For this amount, you’re receiving a smartphone with a 5.5″ full HD display, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 under the hood, with 4 GB of RAM and a microSD card slot, so you can expand the storage capacity with up to 256GB.
As mentioned above, it has a dual 12MP setup on the back, with optical image stabilization, laser/phase detection auto focus and dual LED flash, alongside a 13 MP selfie unit. The battery has a capacity of 5000mAh, while the operating system is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.