CES 2016: Asus ZenFone Zoom wants to be more camera than phone

Inspired by DSLR cameras, Asus has finally announced the camera-focused ZenFone Zoom is ready to land early next month.

It might have taken more than a year – having gotten us excited about the ZenFone Zoom at last year’s CES -but Asus has finally revealed a US release for early February 2016, along with a price tag of US$399.

With it’s focus on DSLR-like features, the Asus ZenFone Zoome boasts a 13MP camera with a Panasonic sensor and 3x optical zoom at 28-48mm focal length, meaning you be able to focus in on things as close as a few inches away.

It’s still a phone

The Zoom also sports a 5.5-inch, 1080p display with Gorilla Glass 4 and is powered by a quad-core Intel processor, 4GB of RAM and a 3,000mAh battery.

Selfie-enthusiasts get a 5MP front-facing shooter, while Asus is touting the Zoom’s 13MP camera to also include a 10-element lens created by Japanese company HOYA.

The ZenFone Zoome is set to come in 64GB or 128GB storage options, though it also supports microSD cards up to 128GB.

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Asus will be showcasing the ZenFone at CES 2016, so we’ll get a better look during this week, however more details about the US release won’t be announced until January 20.

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