ASUS announces Zenfone 3 Zoom and Zenfone Live

ASUS recently launched not one, but TWO new handsets that’s perfect for the summer season. Instead of taking a bulky DLSR camera on your roadtrip with friends or family, just bring along the Zenfone 3 Zoom with dual rear camera and 2.3x optical zoom. Or, if you want to vlog/livestream your first time going to the beach resort, you can easily do it and always look camera ready with the ZenFone Live!

Take high-quality photos with the Zenfone 3 Zoom

The ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom features the world’s slimmest and lightest 5.5-inch smartphone with a high-capacity 5000mAh battery and a dual-camera system that delivers photographic perfection in every shot.
Zenfone 3 Zoom’s cutting edge system features a main camera with a f/1.7 aperture, 25mm wide-angle main lens paired to a 12MP SONY IMX362 sensor with image 1.4µm pixels (1/2.55in sensor size); and a dedicated 59m, 12MP zoom camera with an instant 2.3x optical zoom and a 12x total zoom.

This setup allows sharp focus for subjects at any distance. Zenfone 3 Zoom is also the first ASUS smartphone with SuperPixel camera innovation that enables it to shoot photos quickly yet clearly in night-time or low-light environments. In addition, the SuperPixel camera combines advanced hardware and software by ASUS SuperPixel™ technology to achieve light sensitivity that is 2.5 times (2.5x) greater than an average smartphone.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom Specs:

Construction Premium-crafted aluminum-alloy design with 2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display 5.5in Full HD 1920 x 1080 AMOLED display
500 nits brightness
2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Adreno 506
Memory RAM / ROM 4GB RAM / 64GB Storage
Camera Dual Cameras Main camera: 12MP SuperPixel™ camera, 25mm, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.55” type sensor size, 1.4um pixel pitch, 81.8-degree field of view, Sony IMX362 sensor, OIS, 4K UHD video recording with EIS, RAW shooting support with Android 7.0 (N)

Zoom camera: 12MP, 59mm (2.3x optical zoom), f/2.6 aperture, 1/3.42” type sensor size

Front Camera 13MP PixelMaster camera, f/2.0 aperture, SONY IMX214 sensor, five-element Largan lens
Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

CAT. 7. 300/100Mbps (download/upload) *Only available in selected regions. The rest with CAT. 4

Connectivity Bluetooth® 4.2

Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
Rear fingerprint security sensor

SIM card and SD slot Slot 1:Nano SIM (3G/4G)
Slot 2:Nano SIM (3G/4G) / Micro SD up to 2TB
OS Android 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0 – expected upgrade to 7.0 soon
Battery 5000mAh

Supports Reverse Charging

Audio ICEpower® enhanced speaker
Dual microphone with noise cancellation
Audio Wizard for enhanced audio experienceDTS (Digital Theater System) for headphone support
Dimensions 154.3 x 77 x 7.9mm
Weight 170 grams
Color Navy Black, Glacier Silver & Rose Gold

Livestream with the ZenFone Live

With large, 1.4µm sensor pixels for 2X-greater light sensitivity and a dedicated soft-light LED flash, ZenFone Live elevates mobile livestreaming to new quality levels, ensuring clearer, brighter, and more beautiful selfie videos. ZenFone Live also has dual microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones to help eliminate background noise and enhance voice pickup, an innovative five-magnet speaker and smart amplifier for powerful audio, a 2.5D curved display, and a lustrous metallic-style finish.

ZenFone Live’s all-new BeautyLive app introduces innovative real-time beautification, allowing users to create and maintain the perfect look when going live on their favorite social networking sites. The front-facing camera is made for snapping sharper, clearer selfies. The sensor has extra-large, 1.4μm pixels that improve sensitivity to light by up to 200% compared to smartphones with standard smaller pixels.

ASUS ZenFone Live Specs:

Design Aluminum-alloy finish with 2.5D glass

2.3mm bezel


Display 5” HD (1280 x 720) display with wide-view technology

75% screen-to-body ratio

Blue-light filter, to reduce eye strain

PixelMaster Front Camera World’s 1st live-streaming, real-time beautification technology

Large 1.4um-pixel sensor for 2X-greater light sensitivity

Soft- light LED flash for natural skin tones

82˚ wide-view capture

f/2.2 aperture

BeautyLive technology

Beautification, HDR Pro, Low Light, Selfie modes

Rear Camera 13MP PixelMaster camera

f/2.0 aperture, 5-prism lens

Soft-light LED flash for natural skin tones

Camera features BeautyLive: World’s 1st beautification technology with Facebook & YouTube – Live!

12 different camera modes: Beautification, Low Light, Selfie, HDR Pro, Super Resolution, Night, Effect, Panorama, Time Lapse, Children, QR code, Auto

Audio Dual MEMS-microphone system with noise-canceling technology

5-magnet speaker for louder sound and less distortion

Smart amplifier technology for up to 6X-greater volume

ASUS Audio Wizard for enhanced audio

Performance Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ quad-core processor
Memory RAM / ROM 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM (microSD support up to 128GB SDXC)

100GB of Google Drive space (free for 2 years³)

Wireless Dual SIM, Dual standby (2G/3G/4G)

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, hotspot, Bluetooth® 4.0

LTE Cat. 4


Battery 2650mAh Li-ion battery (non-removable)
OS Android™ 6.0 with ZenUI 3.5

The Zenfone 3 Zoom is now available for P23,995 while the ZenFone Live retails at P6,995 at all ASUS dealerships nationwide.