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Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom: The Star that Makes iPhone 7 & Pixel Fade Away - Dual-Lens, 4GB RAM in Tow

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Asus revealed Zenfone 3 Zoom at CES 2017 and it is seriously incredible.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom technical specifications

Aside from the Zenfone AR, Asus introduced a shining star at CES - the Zenfone 3 Zoom. What's so great about the device is its 12 MP dual-camera module mounted on the rear. One with 2.5mm and another with 56mm packed with 2.3x optical zoom, NDTV reported. The phone is able to capture steady shots, thanks to the OIS (4-axis) and EIS software packed in the camera. Photography enthusiasts can use a full manual mode, as well.

The optics alone already wins over Google Pixel. Selfie addicts would love its 13MP front-facing camera that features LED flash. What's even better is that the Zoom is capable of capturing bokeh effect, just like the iPhone 7 Plus.

There's rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and its front panel packs Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The 5.5-inch Zenfone 3 Zoom almost has the same dimensions as Pixel but it is slimmer by 0.2mm. It runs Android Marshmallow out of the box but is planned to be upgradable to Nougat.

Zenfone 3 Zoom is available in three ROM variants, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB - with 4GB RAM respectively. The storage can be expanded via MicroSD card up to 256 GB that uses SIM 2 slot. The only drawback of this flagship phone would be the Snapdragon 625 chip under the hood but this could indicate a cheaper pricetag than Pixel or iPhone 7.

There will never be a day where user runs out of battery with Zenfone 3 Zoom as it packs more capacity than iPhone 7 or Google Pixel  - it comes with a whopping 5000 mAh.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom price and release date

Asus hasn't revealed any further information about the price and release date but it is surely worth the wait. More on Zenfone AR, click here.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom hands-on at CES:

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