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ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom now available in Malaysia for RM2,099

By Peter Chu - on 24 Mar 2017, 11:18am

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom now available in Malaysia for RM2,099

Not willing to pay a premium for the Leica dual camera system of the Huawei Mate 9 (or Mate 9 Pro), but want something a little more potent than the 12MP and 2MP camera combo of the Honor 6X? You’re in luck, because ASUS has finally launched the ZenFone 3 Zoom in Malaysia, and it comes complete with two 12MP shooters on its back.

Look beneath the 5.5-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) AMOLED display of the ZenFone 3 Zoom and you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, an Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a supersized 5,000mAh battery. According to ASUS, the massive battery capacity of the ZenFone 3 Zoom is good for providing up to 42 days of standby time, or up to 6.4 hours of 4K UHD video recording time. The battery of the ZenFone 3 Zoom supports reverse-charging as well, which simply means it can also be used to charge your other mobile devices.

Now then, on to the crux of the ZenFone 3 Zoom: its dual camera system, which comprises a 12MP ASUS SuperPixel main camera, and a secondary 12MP zoom camera. The former has an aperture of f/1.7, and is backed up by a 1/2.55-inch Sony IMX362 image sensor and ASUS’ SuperPixel technology. The latter, meanwhile, has a slightly smaller aperture of f/2.6, but a 2.3x optical zoom range.

A photo captured using the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom.

This photo was captured with the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom as well.

The rear cameras of the ZenFone 3 Zoom are equipped with ASUS’ TriTech+ autofocus system, which uses Dual Pixel PDAF, laser autofocus, or subject-tracking autofocus to lock focus on subjects in under 0.03 seconds. Naturally, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is also furnished with four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS) to prevent your jittery hands from ruining your photos and videos.

Got a thing for shooting in RAW? The ZenFone 3 Zoom will support the format when its default Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS gets updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is currently only available in Navy Black. It will be available in colors of Rose Gold and Glacier Silver in the near future.

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is currently only available in a shade of Navy Black, and will be retailing for RM2,099. Its two other colors, Glacier Silver and Rose Gold, will be made available in the near future.

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