ASUS introduces the ZenFone Zoom – world thinnest smartphone with optical zoom

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom_front and back

At its press conference at this year’s CES, ASUS revealed a brand new smartphone¬†for those who are really vested into mobile photography with the ZenFone Zoom. The Taiwanese manufacturer is also proclaiming the device as the thinnest smartphone on the market¬†with 3X optical zoom – measuring at just under 12mm thin.

The rear camera features a 13-megapixel sensor and its 10-element lens so it can have 3X optical zoom. It will also have 12X digital zoom to “see details”, optical image stabilization, laser auto-focus, zero shutter lag, and a Manual mode that lets you have “professional-grade manual control of ISO settings, shutter speed, and more”.

ASUS didn’t reveal much on the hardware side of things. All we know is that the ZenFone Zoom includes a 5.5-inch full HD display, up to 128GB of storage (varies by country), and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens so you can take selfies. It will also feature LTE support and run on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

No word on Australian availability.