ASUS ZenFone Zoom specs: ASUS releases Zoom in Taiwan

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Finally, after almost a year since it was first unveiled, ASUS finally releases the ASUS ZenFone Zoom smartphoneat least for its home market in Taiwan for the meantime.

As detailed by ASUS, the new ZenFone Zoom is a smartphone that boasts 3x optical zoom camerathus the name “Zoom.” Optical zoom is when the physical lens of the device itself moves in order to have a closer look at the image that it is trying to captur. Unlike digital zoomwhich is what most smartphones are offeringoptical zoom features zoom function without sacrificing image quality, as less image noise is produced.

The ZenFone Zoom features a Pixel Master 2.0. Combining state of the art technology and a number of innovations when it comes to mobile image capturing, the new smartphone features a 13-megapixel main rear camera that is made out of a 10-mirror HOYA lens technologyfour spherical lenses, four glass lenses, and two prism type lenses. The camera also features Optical Image Stabilization to prevent shaky captures, color temperature LED flash tone, and a physical camera button on the devicemaking the ZenFone Zoom feel like a digital camera with a phone functionality, rather than the other way around. The front camera is a 5-megapixels one.

Moreover, the device sports a 5.5-inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The device has two variants. One runs under a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3590 with a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU, and packs 128GB built-in internal memory. The other variant is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 and 64GB internal storage. Both variants have 4GB RAM and comes with a 640 MHz PowerVR 6430 GPU.

The 64GB variant is available for TWD 13,990 or at least $428, while the 128GB variant is available for TWD 15,990 or at least $489.