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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

ZenFone 3 Zoom Specs Will Not be Upgraded


Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom features a dual 12 MP rear camera with 2.3x optical zoom and Dual Pixel autofocus, with 5.5-inch 1080p display and a metal body, likely allowing users to take high quality photos. The phone also offers LTE, a large 5000 mAh battery, 4 GB of RAM, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, and Android Marshmallow (upgrade-able to Android 7 Nougat).

The ZenFone 3 Zoom is still scheduled to arrive stateside this quarter (April - June), but Asus didn't reveal an exact release date for it. While we do know that the handset should be sold for $399 unlocked, it's not clear if this is the price for the 32 GB variant, the 64 GB one, or the more generous 128 GB one.

Not long ago, Asus North America said that the ZenFone 3 Zoom would be coming with "better specs" compared to the international version. Unfortunately, the company said that ZenFone 3 Zoom will not have upgraded specs, so it's going to be identical to the ZenFone 3 Zoom that can be purchased in other markets.

Source: phonearena


Thursday, February 16, 2017

ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes On Sale in Taiwan


ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom which introduced back at CES 2017 is now available in Taiwan with NT$ 14,990 price tag or approximately $485 for 64GB variant.


ZenFone 3 Zoom On its back have a 12MP main camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, paired with a secondary 12MP shooter sporting a 2.3X zoom lens. ZenFone 3 Zoom use an aluminum-alloy body which is only 0.31″ thick (7.9 mm) and weighs merely 0.37 lbs (170 g). With 5,000 mAh battery in thick body makes ZenFone 3 Zoom impressive at battery backup and still good looking. The Zenfone 3 Zoom will be landing in the US sometime this quarter, and will start at $399.



Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Specifications (ZE553KL)
Display 5.5 inch / 1920 x 1080 (FullHD) / Amoled
500 nits
2.5D Screen
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
GPU Adreno 506
RAM up to 4GB
ROM up to 128GB
Camera Main Camera: 12MP / f 1.7 / Wide 25mm / Sony IMX362 sensor 1/2.55 sensor size /
1.4µm pixel pitch / OIS / 4K UHD Video Recording with EIS / RAW Image (Android 7.0)

Secondary Camera: 12MP with 2.3X optical zoom, 59mm focal length, Portrait Mode

Selfie Camera: 13MP, F2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot CAT.7 300/100Mbps
(download/upload)*selected region The rest with CAT.4

Bluetooth 4.2
SIM Dual SIM Dual StandBy
Slot 1 : Nano SIM (3G/4G)
Slot 2 : Nano SIM (3G/4G) / Micro SD up to 2 TB
GPS GPS, AGPS
OS Android 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0 (upgradable to 7.0)
Battery 5000 mAh
Speaker ICEpower enhanced speaker
Audio Wizard
DTS for Headphone support
Dimension 154.3mm x 77mm x 7.9mm
Weight 170 grams
Colors Black, Silver, Rose Gold


Thursday, February 16, 2017

ASUS Announces ZenFone 3 Go, Smartphone for Livestream


courtesy of www.appledaily.com.tw/
ASUS introduce ZenFone 3 Go In order to catch the popularity of live streaming. Jerry Shen also recommended internal colleagues, ZenFone 3 Go should be released as soon as possible next week, and he also revealed that the price of this phone will be 5,000 NT or 162.39 US $. 


He said that in addition to test ZenFone 3 Go in 30 live software and confirmed ZenFone 3 Go can achieve beauty effect, while the microphone function has also been strengthened. There is no official specification yet, we will update once it available in the market.

Courtesy www.bnext.com.tw




Thursday, February 16, 2017

ASUS CEO says New ZenFone 4 may be delayed


The new generation of ASUS ZenFone 4 series will be delayed until June and July, but ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said that in the first quarter of 2017 there are three new smartphones for live streaming, Camera and AR. "I believe this year the overall situation will be better than last year, I also expected profit from smartphone market this year" said Jerry.

He said that in addition to test ZenFone 3 Go in 30 live software and confirmed ZenFone 3 Go can achieve beauty effect, while the microphone function has also been strengthened. 

ASUS introduce ZenFone 3 Go In order to catch the popularity of live streaming. Jerry Shen also recommended internal colleagues, ZenFone 3 Go should be released as soon as possible next week, and he also revealed that the price of this phone will be 5,000 NT or 162.39 US $


In addition to Zenfone 3 Go and Zenfone 3 Zoom, There is ZenFone AR which supports Google Tango and Daydream, and expected to be available in the first quarter of this year. He is also optimistic about this AR mobile phone industry leading at least 3 months to half a year. However, this new machine specifications are higher, the price is set in the high-end section.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Antutu Benchmark Score

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Line up already being sold in Taiwan, today i will share a benchmark result from ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom with Snapdragon 625, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom(ZE553KL)



Specifications ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL
Display5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080  AMOLED display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
RAM4GB of RAM
ROMUp to 128GB of storage
Camera12MP rear camera with Sony IMX362 sensor
Connectivity802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
LTE
USB 3.0 Type-C connector
Battery5,000 mAH battery 
ColourNavy Black, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold

Antutu Benchmark






Thursday, February 02, 2017

ZenUI 3.5: even better features for an even better experience


Recently unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the brand new ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom are not only groundbreaking smartphones with top-of-the-line hardware: they also mark the debut of ZenUI 3.5, the latest step in ASUS’ continuous search for an even better user experience. Curious? Here’s what’s coming your way!

New horizons, wider experiences

The booming VR trend was the hottest topic at CES, and you can experience it firsthand with our very own ZenUI VR 360. Create, view and share 360-degree content without having to download any third-party app: see life from all angles in your ASUS Gallery, create immersive stories with the 360-degree templates on PhotoCollage, and share your favorite 360-degree photos on ZenCircle.


Professional photos, simply organized

Shoot like a pro, save and view your photos in RAW to have all your memories in rich detail. And don’t worry about losing sight of your files, because ASUS Gallery will neatly mark them according to format: quickly find your RAW files at a glance in your thumbnail gallery. Easier to manage, export and edit.


A pleasant surprise each time

Choose your favorite photos from your photo gallery so that each time you wake up your phone, a different wallpaper automatically refreshes on your lock screen.


Vivid themes, lifelike colors

Find new high-quality vivid theme packs on ZenUI Themes. When paired with an AMOLED screen, these themes are sure to become your favorite eye candy! Let your personality shine through with dazzling lifelike colors and high-definition visuals.


Get your health in check

With ASUS ZenFit, health management is easy as a breeze. Easily record your stats when you’re walking, running or cycling, and keep track of your heart rate and sleep quality. Get all the information you need from the activity reports, and have a better understanding of your overall health.


ZenUI Delights: experience moments of delight

ZenUI 3.5 is not only about giving you a stunning visual design; it’s also about optimizing your overall user experience, enhancing what’s good and working on what needs to be fixed. We’ve worked on the finer details that truly make a difference, giving you moments of delights in your everyday life.

Faster, more efficient input: if you generally use your mobile with one hand, you know that holding a somewhat big device can be a bit of a hassle. ZenUI Keyboard allows you to adjust the keyboard size and position for better comfort. And its Text Editing and Clipboard features provide a faster, smoother experience as well!


Separate work and play: when using a dual-SIM device for both your professional and private numbers, let ZenUI Dialer & Contacts help you keep things separate. By setting a default SIM for each contact, you can easily draw the line between work and play.


One scan to connect and share: simplify the way you connect to a WiFi network. Now you don’t need to manually select a network and input its password – just use your phone’s camera to scan a QR code and get connected immediately! You can also generate a QR code of your own hotspot, and quickly share it to other devices around you.




Monday, January 09, 2017

ASUS begins rolling out Nougat update to ZenFone 3


The Zenfone 3 was launched during Computex on 30 May 2016. The new smartphone has reached the international market for the suggested price of $249. ZenFone 3 ZE552KL which comes with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage; and the ZE520KL with a 5.2-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. ASUS made significant changes in the design of the new Zenfone 3. It’s thinner, sleeker and more durable with an all-metal aluminum-grade body.



It looks like the wait for Android Nougat on the ZenFone 3 ZE520KL and ZenFone 3 ZE552KL is almost over, as The firmware update has begun roll out to users in the Philippines, and will surely reach other supported another regions soon. In addition to the new Nougat update, and all the features that it contains Split screen, screen saver, etc (You can see the screenshots of nougat beta version here)


Thursday, January 05, 2017

ASUS Introduces ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom at Zennovation CES 2017


ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled the ASUS ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom smartphones during the Zennovation press event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. ZenFone AR will be the world's first smartphone that is both Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables smartphone augmented reality. Daydream is Google's platform for high-quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone 3 Zoom is built for photography and extended use with the world's best smartphone camera and a large, 5000mAh battery.



ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is a 5.5-inch smartphone designed to excel at photography with a dual-camera system that captures gorgeous photos and videos. It is also the world’s slimmest smartphone with a high-capacity, 5000mAh battery, giving users extended usage times without compromising style and portability.



ZenFone 3 Zoom’s innovative dual-camera system comprises two 12MP cameras, one with a f/1.7-aperture, 25mm wide-angle lens and a second with a 59mm lens. Users can instantly switch from the 25mm primary camera to the 59mm camera, giving them a 2.3X optical zoom that is perfect for portraits and capturing distant subjects. An improved TriTech+ autofocus system automatically chooses among three autofocus technologies — Dual Pixel PDAF, subject tracking autofocus, and second-generation laser focus — depending on the situation to achieve accurate focus in just 0.03 seconds, even when photographing moving subjects. 



Main camera use SONY IMX362 sensor, and for front camera using SONY IMX214. ZenFone 3 Zoom is also the first ASUS smartphone with SuperPixel camera technology that enables it to focus incredibly quickly and capture clear photos at night or in low-light environments. ASUS-exclusive hardware and software enhancements boost sensor light-sensitivity by up to four times by intelligently adjusting ISO levels while shooting and applying noise reduction in post-shot processing. SuperPixel technology enables the camera on ZenFone 3 Zoom to have 2.5-times (2.5X) greater light sensitivity than Apple® iPhone® 7 Plus[2] and 10-times (10X) that of an average smartphone.




ZenFone 3 Zoom has a high-capacity 5000mAh battery that is sculpted to fit in the phone’s super-slim, 7.9mm full-metal body. The phone weighs just 170 grams, yet with its large battery and powerful, efficient Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor it provides users with up to 42 days of standby time. The high-capacity battery also complements ZenFone 3 Zoom’s photographic capabilities, allowing users to shoot more photos, enjoy power-intensive operations like time-lapse photography, and capture up to 6.4 hours of continuous 4K UHD video on a single charge. ZenFone 3 Zoom can also double as a high-speed power bank for charging other devices.








ASUS ZenFone AR is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies. It is the first smartphone that will be Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables unique AR user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities, and indoor navigation.



This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam™ system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.



Daydream is Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best Tango and Daydream experiences.



ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor that is optimized for Tango, and is the world's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM.



ZenFone AR's powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android™ 7.0 ‘Nougat’ lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

ASUS Announces ZenFone AR ZS571


ASUS ZenFone AR is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies. It is the first smartphone that will be Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables unique AR user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities, and indoor navigation[1]. Daydream is Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best Tango and Daydream experiences.

ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest Tango enabled device. This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam™ system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.

ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor that is optimized for Tango, and is the world's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. ZenFone AR's powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android™ 7.0 ‘Nougat’ lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Asus announces the ZenFone 3 Zoom: Pictures and Specifications


ASUS today at Zenovation press event at CES 2017, ASUS unveiled two new smartphones the ZenFone AR and the ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL).

ZenFone 3 Zoom On its back have a 12MP main camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, paired with a secondary 12MP shooter sporting a 2.3X zoom lens. ZenFone 3 Zoom use an aluminum-alloy body which is only 0.31″ thick (7.9 mm) and weighs merely 0.37 lbs (170 g). With 5,000 mAh battery in thick body makes ZenFone 3 Zoom impressive at battery backup and still good looking.


the phone comes with a 5.5″ FHD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC Processor, up to 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of Storage. It comes with Dual SIM dual standby, which support 4G on both SIM slots.


ASUS says that the phone will ship with Android 6.0 but an Android 7.0 update is on the way. The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is scheduled to launch in February of 2017. Pricing hasn't been announced yet.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Specifications (ZE553KL)
Display 5.5 inch / 1920 x 1080 (FullHD) / Amoled
500 nits
2.5D Screen
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
GPU Adreno 506
RAM up to 4GB
ROM up to 128GB
Camera Main Camera: 12MP / f 1.7 / Wide 25mm / Sony IMX362 sensor 1/2.55 sensor size /
1.4µm pixel pitch / OIS / 4K UHD Video Recording with EIS / RAW Image (Android 7.0)

Secondary Camera: 12MP with 2.3X optical zoom, 59mm focal length, Portrait Mode

Selfie Camera: 13MP, F2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot CAT.7 300/100Mbps
(download/upload)*selected region The rest with CAT.4

Bluetooth 4.2
SIM Dual SIM Dual StandBy
Slot 1 : Nano SIM (3G/4G)
Slot 2 : Nano SIM (3G/4G) / Micro SD up to 2 TB
GPS GPS, AGPS
OS Android 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0 (upgradable to 7.0)
Battery 5000 mAh
Speaker ICEpower enhanced speaker
Audio Wizard
DTS for Headphone support
Dimension 154.3mm x 77mm x 7.9mm
Weight 170 grams
Colors Black, Silver, Rose Gold


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Preview: ZenFone 3 Android 7.0 Nougat

The Zenfone 3 was launched during Computex on 30 May 2016. The new smartphone has reached the international market for the suggested price of $249. ZenFone 3 ZE552KL which comes with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage; and the ZE520KL with a 5.2-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. ASUS made significant changes in the design of the new Zenfone 3. It’s thinner, sleeker and more durable with an all-metal aluminum-grade body. 

ASUS released two versions of the Zenfone 3 – the ZE552KL with 5.5-inch screen, ZE520KL with 5.2-inch screen. Although varying in screen sizes, the two have Full HD Super IPS+ display mounted with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3. Pixel density also differs at 401ppi and 424ppi.

Software is being handled by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0. ASUS made few tweaks for the Zenfone 3’s UI like a more vibrant color scheme and rounder icons. 

The highly-anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update for the ZenFone 3 has finally arrived through a leaked pictures (Courtesy of Kompas) Here are some pictures:





Android 7.0 Nougat finally has the ability to run two apps on the screen at the same time. This is an excellent solution that many ZenFone users have wanted for a very long time. Even if you don’t use it super often, this is one of those things you’ll be really glad exists when the time comes and you need to see two things on the screen at once.



On N, things are different and mostly for the best. The same file triggers a download notification with a very easy to spot Cancel button.



With Google re-purposing Daydream as the namesake for its VR platform, a new name was needed for the previous Daydream feature. That new name is Screen Saver, which makes so much more sense than Daydream did in its previous incarnation. Android screen savers still work in the same fashion as they always have.

Asus is now being tested in ZenFone 3 Nougat and will release updates when it's really stabilized.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

ASUS ZenFone 3 Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Tester Recruiting


Today on ASUS ZenFone official forum or ZenTalk posted a thread about ZenFone 3 Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Tester Recruiting. This Beta tester recruitment is part of testing new ZenFone 3 Android Nougat Firmware before it launch to ZenFone 3 user globally. Recruitment available until 31 December 2016. You can apply the Beta Tester program HERE but only ZenFone 3 ZE552KL with WW (Worldwide) SKU who can apply this Beta Tester program.

What are required to be a Beta Tester?  
  1. Be a member of ZenTalk  (Sign up now)  
  2. Own a ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL)
  3. Be willing to provide detailed information including IMEI, Serial Number(SN), Current Firmware for the beta test setting  (how to Check your ZenFone information)
  4. Be able to read and provide feedback in English
  5. Be familiar with Android operating system
  6. Understand the Beta Firmware may not be as stable as the official release version.


What will Beta Testers have?  
  1. Get the latest firmware (Beta Version) by FOTA and experience the latest Zen UI features
  2. Authorized to access the restricted board
  3. Get a Beta Tester welcome badge
  4. Be given 5 Zen credits by reporting a valid bug
  5. All beta testing phone will be under the original terms of the warranty service.


What are the responsibilities of a Beta Tester?
  1. Participate every Beta version release and test on a daily basis
  2. Report valid bugs with the correct format
  3. Maintain confidentiality of the Beta Testing program
  4. Be sure to post all beta-testing related issues in beta restricted board 
Source: ZenTalk Global


Thursday, June 02, 2016

ASUS ZenPouch Waterproof Case


At Computex 2016 ASUS introduced their new accessories for ZenFone ZenPouch. ZenPouch is a Waterproof bag which can handle smartphone up to 5.5inch device. ZenPouch features are IPX8 certified, up to 5.5 inch smartphone, Touchscreen capability and take photo via ZenPouch.



Inside retail package you will get manual instructions, strap, zenpouch, and tester paper.



ZenPouch when in use:






Source ePrice TW



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