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.