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February 15, 2016 10:04 ET

ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML Smartphone Now Shipping at B&H Photo

Mobile News: Asus ZenFone Zoom, Sporting a 10-Element HOYA Lens Which Makes It the Thinnest Smartphone With 3x Optical-Zoom, Now Available at B&H Photo Video

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 15, 2016) - The ZenFone Zoom is designed as the world's thinnest smartphone with 3x optical zoom, the Zoom features an innovative periscopic mechanism that makes its 3x optical zoom capability and ultra-slim 12mm design possible.

The Asus ZenFone Zoom houses a 5.5" LCD capacitive display, which is designed to deliver robust images and color depth. Its 1920 x 1080 screen resolution lets you watch full HD content without pixel loss. The Zoom is also well-equipped for wireless communication. It features Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC technology for pairing with other Bluetooth- and NFC-enabled devices, and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi for high-speed Internet connectivity. GPS with GLONASS is also on-board for using Google Location and Maps services. The Zoom's non-removable 3000mAh battery can deliver hours of enjoyment on a full charge and, thanks to built-in BoostMaster technology, can be charged from 0 to 60% in just under 40 minutes.

Behind the Zoom's DSLR-worthy camera is a highly sophisticated 10-element HOYA lens arrangement that includes aspherical and prismatic glass lenses -- all used to maximize incoming light and make the 3x optical zoom possible. A bevy of other shoot-and-capture features are also built-in, including super-fast laser focus, dual-LED flash, 12x total magnification, and much more.

ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML 64GB Smartphone

  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • North American Variant
  • Rear 13MP PixelMaster Camera + 5MP Front
  • 3x Optical Zoom Lens with OIS
  • Manual Camera Controls + Laser Autofocus
  • 2.3 GHz Z3580 Quad-Core CPU
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 4GB of RAM
  • 5.5" 1920 x 1080 TFT LCD Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

Not content with merely bolstering the camera to DSLR-level status, ASUS also made sure to equip the Zoom with all the specs that have made the ZenFone brand such a favorite among consumers. Housing a 5.5" IPS capacitive display with a 1920 x 1080 native resolution, the Zoom enables you to enjoy your optically-enhanced shots (and other content) as they were meant to be seen -- in Full HD. Beneath the hood is an equally impressive setup, including a flagship-worthy 2.3GHz Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor that's backed by 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, and a powerful 3000mAh battery that can be charged to 60% in less than 40 minutes. Now, add in SonicMaster 2.0 technology for enhanced sound quality, a microSD slot that supports cards up to 128GB, GSM 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth- and NFC-compatibility, and the ZenFone Zoom looks like a smartphone that can do (and shoot) it all.

Unlike most smartphones that only offer digital zoom, the ZenFone Zoom comes equipped with a 4-11mm f/2.7-4.8 optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization designed by Hoya. The 4-11mm lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28-84mm, which enables you to shorten the visible distance from where you stand to the object you wish to see without degrading the image quality. In order to keep the ZenFone 2's form factor thin, the lens features a unique periscopic design with aspheric, molded-glass lens elements. Along with the optical zoom, the ZenFone Zoom's rear camera also features optical image stabilization, which counteracts image blur caused by shaky hands and therefore allows the camera to shoot at lower shutter speeds, meaning better low light photography without using a flash. But if you need a flash the ZenFone Zoom still has you covered with a dual-led Real Tone flash.

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