The Asus Zenfone 2 sure does make all the vibes lately at Asus but the upcoming Zenfone Zoom will definitely change the way we look at the Zenfone line. Featuring high-resolution cameras, the upcoming device features a 13 Megapixel main camera with laser auto focus and 3x optical zoom making it one of the few smartphone models in the market that comes with such feature and that’s where this device got its name. It may not be as good as your standalone point-and-shoot cameras but the optical zoom feature will surely make you photos stand from the rest.
The upcoming handset specs all follows what is standard in the new Zenfone 2, the Zenfone Zoom comes with a quad-core Intel processor and with a choice of either 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM. Storage wise, the camera-centric smartphone is also available in 16 GB, 32 GB or the larger 128 GB of internal storage and is expandable through microSD cards.
Our source had a talked with Asus CEO Jerry Shen during the company’s Zenfestival event held last week in the Philippines. According the CEO Shen, the Asus Zenfone Zoom will be coming out in November which is good news for everybody as it would be a timely release ready for the holidays. However the bad news here is that despite the latest releases from the company which are affordable, the upcoming Zenfone Zoom would be having a price above the 20K mark. This would then be the priciest Zenfone to date all for the optical zoom as it seems. Though that is the final suggested retail price as there are also some existing factors that the company is eyeing on and November is still a couple of months away so there’s still more room for changes. Mr Shen reassure us that the handset will still be a lot cheaper than its competition Samsung on its top of the line devices.
Will you pay more for an optical zoom on the Zenfone Zoom or will look for some other models that Asus is offering with almost the same specs with no the optical zoom and is much cheaper and practical?