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  • ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML review - Technically the ultimate ASUS ZenFone 2

    ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML review - Technically the ultimate ASUS ZenFone 2

    Released nearly a year later after its initial announcement, the final form of the ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML offers the world's thinnest 3x optical zoom cameraphone, but more than that it is the culmination of all the major elements that made up the ASUS ZenFone 2 series. Combining 4GB of RAM and the most powerful Intel Atom processor on a ZenFone with laser autofocus and the aforementioned 3x optical zoom, the ZenFone Zoom is technically the ultimate ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone of the bunch. Should you get it because of that or any of the other features above? We find out in our full review of the ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML below.

  • Asus Zenfone Zoom First Impression Hands-on video!

    Asus Zenfone Zoom First Impression Hands-on video!

    Let's take a look at the ASUS ZenFone Zoom, a smartphone that packs in a 13 megapixel Panasonic sensor with a variable f/2.7-4.8, 28-84mm (3x optical zoom). It's best external feature is the dedicated shutter button and video recording button. It is also by far the most premium looking design compared to ASUS previous model with a price tag of RM2099. ASUS also claims that it is the thinnest cameraphone at 12mm thickness, do check out the tech specs and video below for more details!

    • 2.5GHz Intel Atom Z3590 processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • 128GB storage + up to 128GB microSD
    • 5.5-inch display (full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
    • 13MP rear camera (PixelMaster, OIS, 3x Optical Zoom, 10-element Hoya Lens, dual-tone LED flash) + 5MP front camera
    • 158.9 x 78.8 x 5mm~12mm | 185g
    • supports 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
    • 3000 mAh battery (quick charging)
  • ASUS Malaysia zooms to the max for their ZenFone Zoom (RM2099) and ZenFone Max (RM799) smartphones

    ASUS Malaysia zooms to the max for their ZenFone Zoom (RM2099) and ZenFone Max (RM799) smartphones

    Last weekend, ASUS Malaysia held a fitting send-off for their wildly popular ASUS ZenFone 2 range of smartphones with the Zoom to the Max media retreat showcasing the capabilities of their latest models, namely the ASUS ZenFone Zoom and ASUS ZenFone Max. Both offer fairly unique features with the Zoom utilizing a twin periscope inner lens design to be the world's thinnest optical zoom equipped cameraphone while the Max offers a whopping 5000 mAh battery with energy-efficient hardware that lets it charge other devices. Malaysia's media gave both ZenFones a run for their money at the event.

    While the RM2099 priced ZenFone Zoom and RM799 (RM100 off of the initial RM899 pricing) priced ZenFone Max were the highlight of the event, the rest of the gang like the ZenFone Go, ZenFone Selfie, ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone 2 Deluxe ROG edition were also on hand. All are currently available in Malaysia.

  • Want to win an ASUS ZenFone Zoom? Play the Zoom To Wanda online game by ASUS!

    Want to win an ASUS ZenFone Zoom? Play the Zoom To Wanda online game by ASUS!

    Zoom to Wanda, an online interactive hunting game by ASUS is an online challege open to everyone around the world. Starting from 21 March 2016 until 17 April 2016, players are given a mission to find Wanda, a fictional character, with the help of the ASUS ZenFone Zoom in their campaign website, and the top 20 participants with the highest scores will be awarded a brand new ZenFone Zoom!

  • Director David Sandberg collaborates with ASUS using ZenFone Zoom

    Director David Sandberg collaborates with ASUS using ZenFone Zoom

    Today, ASUS have announced filmmaker David Sandberg, creator of Kung Fury (seriously, one of the most entertaining Kickstarter-funded film ever haha) is set to collaborate with the self esteem company to create a series of short films with the ASUS ZenFone Zoom. With the theme “See the World Up Close”, Mr. Sandberg will also host a movie-making contest in which fans can create their own scenes and get a chance to win a ZenFone Zoom. 

  • Malaysia price released for ASUS ZenFone Zoom, ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, ZenWatch 2 and more

    Malaysia price released for ASUS ZenFone Zoom, ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, ZenWatch 2 and more

    The world's thinnest cameraphone with 3x optical zoom features a 13MP PixelMaster rear camera with 10-element lens from Hoya, dual-prim periscope, OIS (optical image stabilization), 0.03 laser autofocus and dual-LED real tone flash, the ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML, was recentlylaunched here in Malaysia for RM2099. Along with it, ASUS Malaysia also revealed the ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition ZE551MLZenWatch 2ZenBook Pro UX501 and Zen AiO Pro Z240ICGK. While many of the details like price and tech specs weren't available at the launch, these details have been released recently which you can see in this article.

  • ASUS ZenFone Zoom launched for RM2099, coming end of January 2016 with ZenWatch 2 and more

    ASUS ZenFone Zoom launched for RM2099, coming end of January 2016 with ZenWatch 2 and more

    ASUS Malaysia have just launched the long awaited ASUS ZenFone Zoom. Designed with the cameraphone enthusiast in mind the ZenFone Zoom packs in a 2.5GHz Intel Atom Z3590 processor, 13MP PixelMaster rear camera with 3x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), laser autofocus, 10-element Hoya lens and dual-tone LED flash. It will be priced at RM2099 with a Malaysia release date expected at the end of January 2016. Check out the full tech specs below:

    • 2.5GHz Intel Atom Z3590 processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • 128GB storage + up to 128GB microSD
    • 5.5-inch display (full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
    • 13MP rear camera (PixelMaster, OIS, 3x Optical Zoom, 10-element Hoya Lens, dual-tone LED flash) + 5MP front camera
    • 158.9 x 78.8 x 5mm~12mm | 185g
    • supports 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
    • 3000 mAh battery (quick charging)
  • ASUS ZenFone Zoom coming to Malaysia on 13 January 2016

    ASUS ZenFone Zoom coming to Malaysia on 13 January 2016

    The invites are out and we now know that the ASUS ZenFone Zoom will finally be arriving here in Malaysia on 13.1.2016. Tech specs and features include an Intel Atom processor and a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus, 3x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. Quite clearly, the ZenFone Zoom is targeted at the smartphone photographers out there but there are still no Malaysia pricing details just yet. In the meantime, check out the videos and tech specs in this article.

  • ASUS ZenFone Zoom released in Taiwan, 2 versions with artificial leather back and 3x optical zoom

    ASUS ZenFone Zoom released in Taiwan, 2 versions with artificial leather back and 3x optical zoom

    We've been waiting for the ASUS ZenFone Zoom for a while now and it looks like the rollout has begun with the official release of the ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML in Taiwan. So far, 2 versions have been released at 13990 TWD (RM1809) for the 64GB storage version with a 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor while the 128GB storage and 2.5GHz Intel Atom Z3590 processor version is going for 15990 TWD (RM2067). A new addition looks to be an artificial back as well which you can see on the ASUS Taiwan site.

    Our initial hands-on pics of the ZenFone Zoom had it with plastic back but the rounded metal frame and all the other features remain the same. These include the signature 13MP rear camera with 3X optical zoom, laser auto focus, optical image stabilization and dual LED flash. Other tech specs include a 5.5.5-inch FHD display, 4GB RAM, Android Lollipop, 4G LTE and a 3000 mAh battery. No specific Malaysia release dates yet but earlier reports have the ZenFone Zoom coming to Malaysia this month with the ZenFone Max.

  • TENNA passes ASUS Zenfone Zoom

    TENNA passes ASUS Zenfone Zoom

    The ASUS Zenfone Zoom due for Malaysia soon has appeared at China's TENAA who have certified the device. Besides the leaked image, the tech specs are also revealed and it packs some serious power:-

    • Quad-core 2.3GHz CPU
    • 4GB  RAM
    • 64GB expandable internal memory
    • 5.5-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
    • 158.9 × 78.84 × 11.95 mm
    • 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter
    • GSM, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, LTE FDD, WCDMA, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB 
    • Android Lollipop (5.0)