The name of the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom appears to imply that it combines that it has combined the regular ZenFone with the ZenFone Zoom. In a sense this is true, as the phone is focused on photography. However, the real story is the fact that Asus packed it with a titanic 5,000mAh battery.
Asus has equipped the ZenFone 3 Zoom with the increasingly popular dual-camera setup. Both are 12MP shooters, although they have different focal lengths. The first camera is an f/1.7 25mm wide angle lens, while the other is a 59mm lens. According to Asus, this combination provides the phone with a 2.3x optical zoom capability.
An improved TriTech+ autofocus is in place, and automatically chooses between three autofocus technologies: Dual Pixel PDAF, subject tracking autofocus, and second-generation laser focus. Which is supposed to result in the camera being able to focus in 0.03 seconds.
This 5.5-inch smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which explains how Asus managed to get the claimed 42-days of standby time. A midranged processor combined with a huge battery usually does that. Interestingly, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is also capable of taking advantage of the battery by acting as a power bank for other devices.
No pricing or availability has been shared as of yet, and we’re still waiting for more news from Asus on this.