Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Confirmed, TENAA And Bluetooth SIG Listings Confirm Dual-Camera Setup
Sources have pointed out that a new Zenfone model was recently certified by Chinese Telecommunication authority TENAA. The device was listed as Asus Z01HDA and appears to feature a dual-camera setup for its primary shooter. They also noted that a fingerprint-reader is set in the center of its back panel. This handset could be the rumored Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom.
Asus Z01HDA hardware
Asus Z01HDA design
The upcoming Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom retains a premium appearance with its textured metal body. The rear enclosure gently slopes on each side and bears rounded corners. Its dual-cameras sit on the top left corner, while an LED flash sits on a strip just below it. The fingerprint sensor rests on the upper middle portion of its rear panel. The front of the device bears a selfie-camera towards the upper left side. An ambient light sensor sits in between the front-shooter and the earpiece. The bottom half of the phone holds its capacitive button controls. The right side features a volume rocker and the power keys, while its left flank holds a SIM card slot. The unit measures 154.3mm x 77mm x 7.9mm with a 170g weight. It would be available in Navy Black, New Crafts Silver and Luxury Gold tones.
Asus Z01HDA camera and battery
The TENAA listing for the "Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom" pegs its primary camera as a single 16-megapixel unit. However, its Bluetooth SIG information sheet claims a 12.2MP plus 13MP combo. The front shooter is reported to house a 13MP sensor as well. The handset will be powered by a hefty 4,850mAh lithium-ion battery.
The official price and release date have not yet been confirmed by Asus, but it might be unveiled next year during Asus' keynote in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES ) on Jan. 4, 2017. Their event, titled "Zenovation" would most likely show off the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom.