ASUS has been refreshing most of the Zenfone lineup this year, starting with the regular ZF3 and working its way to high-end models like the Zenfone 3 Deluxe and the entry-level Zenfone 3 Max. One phone that has been noticeably missing from their lineup, however, is the high-end, photography focused Zenfone Zoom.
Well, it seems that the launch of the ZF3 Zoom is nearing – Chinese certification company TENAA has outed the new phone in their website. And unlike last year’s version, the ZF3 Zoom now sports a dual-camera setup that’s fast becoming a regular sight in high-end phones.
Interestingly, the body of the ZF3 Zoom looks a lot like the one on both the ZF3 Laser and ZF3 Max, which may mean that it’ll be much more affordable than the original was. The phone sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED display that’s likely full HD, and a 2GHz octa-core processor that maybe the Snapdragon 625. Multiple variants will be offered, including 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM variants as well as 16GB/32GB/64GB with microSD expansion included.
The dual camera setup has a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 13-megaepixel secondary camera, with an laser AF system much like the Laser and the bigger Max. The battery is 4850mAh which is quite large for a phone this size – the overall thickness of the device is almost 8mm (7.99mm).
No idea yet when this phone will become official.