ASUS India has been teasing us about an event, the ‘ASUS India ZenFestival’ to be held in August since the last few days. The company might be launching a new product as well as bring in other Zenfone variants focused on Photography.
The ASUS India ZenFestival will see a global product launch in August at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The company has been teasing us by sending press releases like “first ever global launch in the country” and “The upcoming event by ASUS will showcase ultimate design, performance & photography experience! The company will soon bring a device which is perfect inside & outside; complementing your style!”
We think the new product might be the ASUS Zenfone GO, a budget device speculated to come with a 5-inch HD display, powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor along with 2GB of RAM. It will come with 8GB of internal memory and pack in a 8 megapixel rear camera along with a 2 megapixel front-facing camera.
As the announcement also stresses on the Photography aspect, we might see ASUS launching the Zenfone Zoom and the Zenfone Selfie at the ASUS India ZenFestival. Also, check out our ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML Review, which is the latest Zenfone to be sold in India. Lets check out the specifications of these devices.
ASUS Zenfone Zoom Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone Zoom features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) LED display along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The display comes with a 72% screen-to-body ratio which indicates it has a slim bezel. It is powered by a 2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor, which is said to be up to 3.1 times faster than some of its quad-core competitors. On this chipset, the graphics performance is also promised to be up to 8.1 times quicker and this supports OpenGL 3.0.
On the camera front, it has a 13 megapixel rear ‘Pixelmaster’ camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 3x optical zoom with optical image stabilization. It has zero shutter lag and also has “the world’s best HDR technology” according to the company. It as a manual mode which would allow you to control settings like exposure, ISO, white balance, focal point and shutter speed. The rear camera of the ASUS Zenfone Zoom also has laser based auto focus technology which was first seen in the LG G 3 and now in LG G Flex 2 for precise and speedy movements. The company also claims the device to be the thinnest smartphone with a camera having 3x optical zoom.
There is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies and video calling. It also packs in innovative features which includes a Beautification mode, that offers real-time image enhancement, skin softening and brightening, blush and colour correction, eye enhance and cheek thinning.
The ASUS Zenfone Zoom will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with Zen UI on top of it. The company promises a better zero-lag touch experience with the new Zen UI and it will also feature ‘Zen motion’ that is basically gestures which can be used for assessing various applications. There will be an option called ‘SnapView’ which will allow you to separate work and personal accounts in the new Zen UI.
On the connectivity front, it comes with 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS. The ASUS Zenfone Zoom has a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood which also comes with fast charging technology and charges 0-60% in around 39 minutes which is impressive.
ASUS Zenfone Selfie Specifications
The ASUS Zenfone Selfie features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU. It has 2 / 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 16 / 32 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with Zen UI on top.
The phablet comes with 13 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Real Tone flash and Laser Auto Focus. On the front, it also has a 13 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, Real Tone flash and 88-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. It is 3.9 – 10.8 mm thick and weighs 170 grams.
On the connectivity front, it comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The phablet comes with a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood.
The ASUS Zenfone Selfie will be available in Chic Pink, Aqua Blue, Glacier Gray, Sheer Gold, Glamour Red and Pure White colour variants.