ASUS launches ZenFone Zoom S | Priced at INR 26,999

This World Photography Day ASUS surprises us with the announcement of the ZenFone Zoom S, the world’s slimmest and lightest 5.5-inch smartphone with a 2.3X Optical and 12 X Digital Zoom, Dual Camera setup that delivers photographic perfection. It comes with a 5000mAh battery onboard allowing you to immerse yourself in a photo-venture that can last almost 2 days continuously. Launching exclusively on Flipkart – India’s biggest online store.

 

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Built for photographic perfection

ZenFone Zoom S is the most accomplished camera smartphone to date from ASUS, with a list of new features designed to make it unparalleled in mobile photography. These include:
⦁    Dual-camera system — The ZenFone Zoom S features an all-new ASUS Super Pixel Camera for exquisite low-light photography, plus a dedicated 12MP, 59mm camera for instant 2.3X optical zoom and 12X total zoom. The biggest advantage of having two cameras with lenses of different focal lengths is the ability to let users switch lenses and compose in different perspectives.
⦁    ASUS SuperPixel Camera — ZenFone Zoom S features a new main ASUS SuperPixel Camera that can shoot photos quickly and clearly in night-time or low-light environments and take macro shots as close as 10cm. The SuperPixel Camera consists of three main components:
⦁    Large 1.4-micron pixel size —  ZenFone Zoom S uses the Sony IMX362 sensor with pixels measuring 1.4 microns (µm) wide pixels and a 1/2.55-inch sensor size, which is one of the largest of any smartphone camera sensors.
⦁    Large f/1.7 lens aperture — the large aperture allows for more light to enter the sensor compared to other smartphone cameras.
⦁    ASUS SuperPixel technology — A combination of the new ASUS SuperPixel engine hardware and image Digital-Signal-Processing software, the light sensitivity is boosted up to four times (4X) by intelligently controlling ISO levels while shooting, and removing noise in post-shot processing

Key Features

High-resolution SuperPixel selfies — It has a 13MP SONY IMX214 sensor with a f/2.0 aperture lens that shoots high-resolution selfies and also benefits from ASUS SuperPixel technology to achieve twice the light sensitivity. It also features a new ‘screen flash’ mode that uses the display as a flash in low-light environments.
ASUS 0.03s TriTech+ autofocus — ASUS TriTech+ automatically chooses the best technology to use depending on the subject and achieves focus in an amazingly fast 0.03 seconds. Includes the following :
⦁    Dual Pixel PDAF —ZenFone Zoom S is able to achieve rapid phase-detection autofocus even in low-light conditions
⦁    Second-generation laser auto focus — which has three times (3X) the range of standard laser focusing systems which can benefit shooting close-up subjects within 1.5 meters
⦁    Subject-tracking autofocus — The system cleverly tracks moving subjects while the user is shooting, so they will never be out of focus, enabled by default for both still images and videos.
RAW file support — ZenFone Zoom S offers photographers the freedom to shoot and store compositions in RAW format. RAW support will be available with the Android 7.0 ‘Nougat’ FOTA upgrade.
Full Manual mode — allowing control over extensive camera settings such as white balance, exposure value (EV), focus, and ISO settings, and an impressive shutter-speed selection starting from 1/16000 sec to a maximum of 32 seconds.
Continuous autofocus 4K  (3840×2160) UHD video recording —at 30 frames per second.

ZenFone Zoom S camera features — ZenFone Zoom S also comes with all the powerful photography features that includes:
⦁    Four-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and three-axis Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) to counter hand movements from blurring photos or making videos appear shaky
⦁    RGB Color-correction sensor that automatically adjusts the colors in a photo to look natural and accurate
⦁    48MP Super Resolution mode that combines four native 12MP photos to create a single large image with exceptional 4X clarity, greater detail and less noise
⦁    19 different unique and versatile modes that optimize the camera to shoot scenes or add special effects to photos

Battery Life-
With an incredible battery capacity 5000mAh, ZenFone Zoom S has one of the highest capacities of any smartphone — and the world’s highest capacity in its class. Paired with the powerful yet battery-efficient 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, enables ZenFone Zoom S to achieve 6.4 hours of continuous 4K UHD video recording time, or 42 days of standby time, without worrying about running out of charge. Amazingly it lets it double up as a high-speed power bank for charging other devices via an automatic reverse-charging capability.

Display-
ZenFone Zoom S’s display is a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED panel with high 500cd/m2 brightness for outdoor-readable images with extreme clarity and contrast, and a color gamut that is more than 100% of the NTSC color space. It also features a blue-light filter that prevents eye strain over long periods of viewing.
ZenFone Zoom S also features Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 display cover panel that is 70%-more resistant to drop damage compared to the previous Gorilla Glass generation. This panel has been crafted and shaped to fit within the phone’s beautifully small, sandblasted aluminum-alloy body.

Sound-
Featuring a 5-Magnet speaker that is boosted by an NXP SmartAMP to give you Clear, Crisp and Full Sound even at loud volume levels , you can also customize audio with the built-in AudioWizard app to suit any audio scenario. For headphone audio, the ZenFone Zoom S is HiRes certified, meaning it can playback lossless audio formats with ease at 192kHz/24-bit, which is 4X better audio quality than CD Audio. To add to the surreal audio immersion, the device also features DTS Headphone:X, which recreates your content in a virtual 7.1ch Surround Sound effect over headphones.ZenFone_3_Zoom_(ZE553KL)_Navy_Black[1]

Full Metal Body with Slim design and Fingerprint Sensor-
ZenFone Zoom S features a full metal body construction is the world’s slimmest and lightest 5.5-inch 5000mAh smartphone, and is a mere 7.9mm thin and weighs just 170 grams. The body features a finely sandblasted finish for a more refined and a premium grip. On the sides, it features smooth curved ergonomics for a comfortable feel. At the back, the ZenFone Zoom S features a fingerprint sensor that can unlock the device in 360 degrees, supports 5 finger recognition. The device is available in two colors – Navy Black & Glacier Silver.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS ZenFone Zoom S priced at INR 26,999/- will be available exclusively on Flipkart in two colors: Navy Black and Glacier Silver.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Construction Premium-crafted aluminum-alloy design with 2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display 5.5in Full HD 1920 x 1080 AMOLED display
500 nits brightness
2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor CPU  –   Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 14nm Octa-core @ 2.0 GHz
GPU  –   Adreno 506
Memory  (RAM /ROM) 4GB RAM / 64GB internal storage
Camera Dual Cameras-

  • Main camera: 12MP SuperPixel™ camera, 25mm, f/1.7 aperture, 6p lens, 81.8-degree field of view, 1/2.55” type sensor size, 1.4um pixel size Sony IMX362 sensor, OIS, 4K UHD video recording with EIS, RAW shooting support with Android 7.0 (N)
  • Zoom camera: 12MP, 59mm (2.3x true optical zoom), f/2.6 aperture, 1/3.42” type sensor size

Front Camera-

  • 13MP PixelMaster 3.0 camera, f/2.0 aperture, SONY IMX214  sensor, five-element Largan lens
Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Cat.4 LTE.
Connectivity Bluetooth® 4.2
Rear fingerprint security sensor
Supports VoLTE (via FOTA update)
SIM card and SD slot Slot 1:Nano SIM (3G/4G)
Slot 2:Nano SIM (3G/4G) / Micro SD up to 2TB
GPS GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BDSS
OS Android 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0 (Upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat)
Battery Li-Po 5000mAh
Supports Reverse Charging
Supports BoostMaster fast charging
Audio 5-magnet speaker with NXP Smart Amp for up to 4 times better performance
Dual microphone with noise cancellation,
Audio Wizard for enhanced audio experience
DTS Headphone:X virtual 7.1ch surround sound technology over headphones
192kHz/24-bit HiRes Audio support (4x CD quality)
ZenEar in-box
Dimensions 154.3 x 77 x 7.99mm
Weight 170 grams
Color Navy Black, Glacier Silver