To complete the ASUS saga today, we have the ZenPhone Zoom. The optical zoom was announced at three days ago on YouTube.
There isn’t much about this phone yet. We have Android Lollipop, 5.5″ display, 13 MP back camera with 3x optical zoom and a 5 MP front camera.
By the sounds of it, we have the ZenPhone 2 with optical zoom. ASUS didn’t share the chipset paired with the the ZenPhone Zoom, or much else about it actually.
The 3x optical zoom lens only renders the ZenPhone Zoom at a modest 11.95 mm. This is a big improvement over Samsung’s optical zoom offerings that are about twice as thick.
ASUS is hoping to offer the Zoom for $399 in Q2.