Asus ZenFone Zoom :Smartphone With 3X Optical Zoom Launched in India at

Asus ZenFone Zoom detailed specifications
Alternate names ZX550
Release date January 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.90 x 78.84 x 11.95
Weight (g) 185.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Meteorite black, Glacier white
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Processor 2.5 GHz Quad-core
Processor make Intel Atom Z3580
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Operating System Android 5.0
Skin ZenUI 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Earlier if you want a good camera phone with high quality zoom then you have to forget about the design . Asus has launched Zenfone zoom which is good solution of this problem . Asus launched the ZenFone Zoom smartphone at an event in Agra on Friday. It is one of most thinnest phone with 3x optical zoom. It must be like by those people who want a better camera phone with sexy design. It comes to India carrying a price tag of Rs. 37,999 (630$). This is now only available on flipkart.com and available on Asus stores from February onward . Though there have been other smartphones with optical zoom, Asus has managed to pack it in a package that still looks like a phone, and not as if cellular connectivity was thrown into a camera. The Asus ZenFone Zoom offers an effective zoom of 12x (3x optical, 4x digital).
The main focus of this mobile phone is 13 megapixels PixelMaster rear camera with 10-element lens (developed by Hoya) including optical image stabilisation (OIS) with up to four stops. This phone shows great effective performance with auto focus technology. The company claim that it is very fast focus technology which can focus in between 0 to 0.03 sec . The smartphone comes with other features like dual-LED Real Tone flash and a camera app that supports long exposures of up to 32 seconds. The Asus ZenFone Zoom can capture super-resolution images of up to 52 megapixels, which is created by stitching together 5 frames captured in succession. Its macro mode lets you get as close as 5cm (2 inches).
Coming to design, the Asus ZenFone Zoom comes with dedicated buttons for shooting, recording, and telephoto operations. It has single body frame has a metallic finish, with a choice of Pure Black or Ceramic White (both with leather finish) on the rear. ZenFone Zoom also comes with a ‘safety loop’, to complete the camera-likeness.
As far as the Asus ZenFone Zoom specifications are concerned, it is powered by a 64-bit Z3590 Intel Super Quad-core CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, alongside 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 128GB of internal storage, expandable by the same amount via a microSD card. It comes with Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac, GPS connectivity options, and it accepts a single Micro SIM. In terms of sensors, the Asus ZenFone Zoom has an accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyro, digital compass, and a hall-effect sensor. All this is backed by a 3000mAh battery and Asus ZenUI on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Step 1:

Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.


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Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.



Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.

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Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.


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