Asus has launched its ZenFone Zoom S in India, though the device was first released in the month of May in markets like the US and the name of the device there is ZenFone 3 Zoom. As the name itself suggests, the emphasis is to cater to smartphone buyers who look for top-end camera specifications.
Speaking of the camera first, the Asus ZenFone Zoom S comes with a dual camera setup in the rear and the two sensors are identical 12MP in resolution but differ a bit on other parameters.
One 12MP sensor has an aperture size of f/1.7 and is identified as an IMX362 sensor. The other camera is the zoom camera and comes with the optical zoom function to the extent of 2.3X.
The additional supports to improve the imaging experience for the users include optical image stabilization OIS and Electronic Image Stabilization. The autofocus feature allows the focus to set in 0.03 seconds.
The second camera in the rear also has laser autofocus and subject-tracking autofocus features to boost the overall experience of the user while shooting images and videos. Meanwhile, there is a front camera for selfies, which is a 13MP, IMX214 sensor with a f/2.0 aperture.
On to the other specifications of the Asus ZenFone Zoom S: It’s a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display. The screen gets protection from a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is being rated as offering far superior levels of protection than the previous versions.
The CPU is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Soc that carries a powerful 14nm rating which should make the processor offer maximum efficiency while operating the phone. The RAM would be 4GB and the phone can store up to 64GB data on its own. The microSD slot is provided with the capability to add storage and take it to a whopping 2TB!
The battery on the Asus ZenFone Zoom S is a massive 5000mAh one and it surprises analysts that the company has managed to keep the phone’s weight to around 170 grams with such a huge battery and with a dual camera setup. The battery is touted to offer an unbelievable 42 days of standby time and can continuously record 4K videos for over six hours. The battery can even function as a power bank, when needed for another smartphone.
Asus has also provided the ZenFone Zoom S with the best of audio features. This includes a HiRes certification that denotes one can listed to loss-less output of all audio, music or voice. To round up, there is the fingerprint sensor also provided in the rear panel and it has the ability to offer a 360° 5 finger identification to unlock the phone.
Available in two colors, glacier silver and navy blue, the new Asus ZenFone Zoom S can be purchased in India at Rs 26, 999 from Flipkart.