ASUS ZenFone ZOOM India release date: Device now available via Flipkart for $560

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Just like what was announced in the past, the new ASUS ZenFone ZOOM is now available for purchase in India. The ZenFone ZOOM smartphone was unveiled last year and was just made available recently for the Taiwan market at first. Now, the smartphone is available for purchase in India, with sales starting as an online exclusive and will be available in ASUS stores across the country later on.

The device is currently available for purchase exclusively form local online retailer Flipkart for RS 37,999 or roughly around $560 in the current exchange rates. Flipkart is offering the 128GB built-in internal storage variant of the device in black and white color options.

Following the online exclusive sale of the device in the country, the new ASUS ZenFone ZOOM will also be sold nationwide via ASUS Exclusive stores across the country starting sometime in February.

A special bundle for the device will also be available sometime soon. The ZenFone ZOOM bundle will consist of the smartphone itself, the ZenFlash external flash accessory, and a tripod for the device. The device is not yet listed on Flipkart, but it was announced to be available for RS 39,999 or $590.

To recall the specs, the ZenFone Zoom runs under a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor with a CPU clocking in at 2.3 GHz and a PowerVR G6430 GPU for the graphics. It sports a 5.5-inch display with a 1080p Full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. ASUS boasts of the device as the world’s “thinnest phone with 3x optical zoom.”

As for the camera, the smartphone has Pixel Master 2.0 camera technology. The 13-megapixel main camera of the device delivers photo capturing quality that is better than what most smartphone cameras can deliver. The main rear camera of the ZenFone ZOOM is made out of a 10-mirror HOYA lens technology, which is composed of four Spherical lenses, four Glass lenses, and 2 Prism type lenses. It also features an Optical Image Stabilization technology.