Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom released in Taiwan

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Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom, which was announced at CES 2017 last month, is now available in the Taiwanese market for NT$ 14,990, the equivalent of around $485. Asus last month revealed the price of the smartphone in China. The 128GB model will be priced at CNY 3,699 ($533) there. The Zenfone 3 Zoom is set to hit the US market sometime this quater, and will cost $399.

For some background, the Zenfone 3 Zoom features 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS display with a pixel density of 404ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset with an Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone will be available with three storage options, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. There is 4GB of RAM, and a dual-SIM tray that can accommodate a microSD card. In terms of design, the ZenFone 3 Zoom has got rounded edges and flat back which makes it much easier to handle.

As for optics, the Zenfone 3 Zoom sports a 12MP rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture, a 2.3x optical zoom, PDAF, dual-LED flash, Auto HDR, 4K video recording, and a 13MP front-facing one with an f/2.0 aperture and 1/3″ sensor size.

The Zenfone 3 Zoom is backed by a heafty 5,000mAh battery and currently runs on Android 6.0 Marhsmallow but it will get the Nougat update in the coming months. It also comes with  a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS / GLONASS. Regarding the dimensions, the handset measures in 154.3 x 77 x 8 mm and weighs in at 170 grams.

The Zenfone 3 Zoom comes in four color variants, including Navy Black, Glacier Silver and Rose Gold.

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