Released today in Taiwan, the Zenphone Zoom has two variants: one with 64 GB of internal memory and a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, and one with 128 GB of internal memory and a 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3590 processor. The 64 GB model costs about $428 (13,990 TWD), while the 128 GB one can be purchased for $489 (15,990 TWD). Both seem to have faux leather rear covers – this wasn’t the case when the smartphone was initially announced.
The Asus ZenFone Zoom is called like that because it has a 13 MP rear camera with 3X optical zoom. This camera takes a noticeable amount of space on the back of the device, while also featuring laser auto focus, optical image stabilization, and a dual LED flash. On the front, the handset has a 5 MP camera.
Cameras aside, the ZenFone Zoom comes with Android Lollipop, LTE connectivity, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4 GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh battery. Asus didn’t say when (or if) it’s going to release the ZenFone Zoom in other markets. Would you buy this smartphone?