ASUS Zenfone Zoom: Off Preorder in Germany

ASUS tried four times running the Zenfone 2 for anyone to offer a suitable Smartphone. Now the manufacturer goes the opposite way and brings a device on the market for only a specific segment of buyers might interest. The Zenfone zoom treads a similar path as time Samsung Galaxy K zoom and Galaxy S4 zoom: it should be both Smartphone and digital camera.

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Through his camera, the Zenfone stands out zoom out of the great mass of Android smartphones. The rear-view camera is strong 13 megapixels and features a triple optical zoom, which seamlessly passes into the digital zoom. A four stop optical image stabilizer and an auto focus with laser support to help the perfect snapshot. Particularly, the so-called Super resolution mode, the four photos to a 52 megapixel image is combined. From the camera, it seems that ASUS with the Zenfone zoom produces a very powerful device. The 5.5-inch resolves display (13.97 cm) full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), comes on large 4 gigabytes (GB) of memory and the internal memory holds 64 gigabytes. With the four cores of the 2.33 ghz processor Z3580 Intel Atom come steam on the boiler, while the 3,000 mah of battery provide the Smartphone with juice. As the operating system runs the slightly outdated Android 5.0 Lollipop, an update to version 6.0 Marshmallow to be in work.

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First impression at the hands-on at CES 2016

To the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas COMPUTER image already had the opportunity to catch a first glimpse of the camera of ASUS Zenfone zoom. Not convinced at the hands-on however, since the anticipated enlargement factor long not been reached with the triple optical zoom for great macro shots it takes a lot more power. In addition, it was almost impossible at the highest zoom level, without completely well-focused pictures to shoot a tripod. And more generally, the Zenfone is advisable zoom does not have photo quality with the cameras of the competition much sharper pictures and more be able to part details.

Off immediately preorder

German customers now have the opportunity to pre-order the ASUS Zenfone zoom on the manufacturer’s website. The Smartphone fails with 549 euros, and will probably soon arrive at buyers: as the latest delivery date, Asus is the 13th April 2016.