A couple of days ago, Asus announced that it’ll be holding a “Zennovation” event at CES 2017. Many were wondering what the Taiwanese company will be unveiling at the trade show, and based on this recent leak, it may very well be the ZenFone 3 Zoom.
First spotted on TENAA, China’s certification body, the Asus Z01HDA – which is listed as the ZenFone 3 Zoom on Bluetooth SIG – sports a hardware many other phone makers have implemented recently: a dual-camera setup. Although TENAA listed the rear camera as a 16MP shooter, it’s said to be a combination of 12.2MP and 13MP sensors instead on Bluetooth SIG.
The ZenFone Zoom.
Considering the fact that this device is listed as the ZenFone 3 Zoom, its dual-camera system may be similar to the iPhone 7 Plus‘ rear cameras: they’re made up of a wide-angle sensor and a telephoto one. This camera setup effectively enables 2x optical zoom, which fits the name of the ZenFone 3 Zoom rather nicely – assuming the device has a similar camera setup, that is.
Other specifications of the ZenFone 3 Zoom listed on TENAA and Bluetooth SIG include a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, a 13MP front-facing shooter, a sizeable 4,850mAh battery – it’s listed as a 5,000mAh cell instead on Bluetooth SIG – as well as Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Looking at the back of the device, it may be packing a rear fingerprint sensor too.
However, as these details were not confirmed by Asus itself, nothing is really set in stone, although it’s worth noting that TENAA’s listings are usually accurate. Regardless, we should find out more about this unannounced Asus smartphone as we approach closer to CES 2017.