At long last, the wait is finally over as ASUS has officially launched the Zenfone 3 Zoom here in the Philippines.

Announced at CES 2017, the Zenfone 3 Zoom is a combination of all the great features of the other Zenfone models and showcases a very slim form with a metal body. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display that brings out the vibrancy in just about any type of content.

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At the heart of the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core CPU, which has been proven to be very capable and power efficient at the same time. Couple that with 4GB of RAM, and multi-tasking should already be a breeze. It also has 64GB of internal storage expandable with a MicroSD card.

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One of the things where the Zenfone 3 Zoom shines, is in the imaging department. It sports a dual rear camera setup composed of a 12MP main camera that is capable of 4K video recording at 30 fps, and is more suited for low-light photography thanks to its f/1.7 aperture, and another 12MP camera with 2.3x Optical Zoom.

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Supporting this setup is the new SuperPixel Technology, which combines a Superfast, Multi-Stage, Multi-Frame, Noise Reduction algorithm to achieve highest level of image quality, as well as an improved TriTech Auto Focus System, which makes use of a 2nd generation Laser Auto Focus, Subject Tracking Auto Focus, and Dual Pixel PDAF.

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The same SuperPixel Technology is also incorporated into the Zenfone 3 Zoom’s 13MP front camera which uses a wide-angle lens to fit more subjects/content in one shot.

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The device packs an extremely potent 5,000mAh battery, along with other features such as Hi-Res audio, support for DTS when using headphones, Dual SIM capability, USB OTG, USB Type-C interface, and runs on ZenUI 3.0 on top of Android Marshmallow out of the box.

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The Zenfone 3 Zoom is now available in Navy Black, Glacier Silver, and Rose Gold at selected ASUS concept stores/kiosks, and authorized dealers nationwide for PhP23,995. 

What’s more, you’ll also get the following freebies when you purchase the Zenfone 3 Zoom:

  • JBL Clip 2 Speaker (Worth PhP3,099)
  • Clear Case (Worth PhP699)
  • ASUS ZenEar High Definition Earphones (Worth PhP699)

Zenfone 3 Zoom Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of Internal Storage Expandable via MicroSD Card
  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED Display with Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
  • Main Camera
    • Sony IMX362 Sensor
    • f/1.7 aperture
    • SuperPixel Technology
    • 4K Video Recording at 30fps
    • 4-axis, 4 stops Optical Image Stabilization
    • 3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Zoom Camera
    • 12MP
    • f/2.6 Aperture
    • 2.3x Optical Zoom
  • Front-Facing Camera
    • 13MP PixelMaster Camera
    • Sony IMX214 Sensor
    • f/2.0 aperture
    • SuperPixel Technology
    • Wide Angle
  • TriTech+ Auto Focus System
  • 5000mAh Battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • USB Type-C
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • DTS for Headphones
  • 5-Magnet Speakers with NXP Smart Amp
  • Support for Reverse Charging
  • Colors:
    • Navy Black
    • Glacier Silver
    • Rose Gold
  • Sensors
    • Fingerprint (Rear)
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyroscope
    • Proximity
    • Compass

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.