Asus Zenfone Blog on Thursday announced its ZenFone Zoom S smartphone in India. The Taiwanese company said that the new Asus ZenFone Zoom S has been unveiled on the eve of World Photography Day, and will be a Flipkart exclusive handset. It has been priced at 26,999, and is currently available to purchase from online retailer. The smartphone was first unveiled at CES 2017 as the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, before being rebranded for a couple of markets.
The most popular highlight of the Asus ZenFone Zoom S is its dual camera setup at the back. It sports two 12-megapixel sensors with a f/1.7 aperture, 25mm wide-angle main lens combined with a 12-megapixel zoom camera with an instant 2.3x true optical zoom and 12x of total zoom. The all-new ZenFone Zoom S also features optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization for photos and 4K videos. Another highlight of the ZenFone Zoom S features is its 5000mAh battery which the company claims that it can convey up to 42 days of standby time. The battery also supports reverse charging feature.
Some of the other camera features are Dual Pixel PDAF, subject-tracking autofocus, second-generation laser autofocus, and RAW file support. Asus adds that the RAW file support will be accessible with the Android 7.0 Nougat FOTA upgrade. The smartphone will also offer full manual mode which allows tweaking settings like exposure esteem (EV), white adjust, ISO, focus, and shutter-speed selection. There’s also a 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, and Sony IMX214 sensor.
Aaccording from androidcourt.com the Asus ZenFone Zoom S sports an aluminum-alloy design with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and should get an update soon, seeing as the ZenFone 3 Zoom got its Android 7.1.1 Nougat in late June. and features a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz combined with 4GB of RAM. It packs 64GB internal storage which can be expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). The ZenFone Zoom S runs on Android 6.0 with Zen UI 3.0, and will be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat.
The smartphone measures 154.3x77x7.9mm and weighs 170 grams. It will be available only in Navy Black and Glacier Silver colors.