Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Arrives in North America for Only $329
ZenFone 3 Zoom was officially launched in February this year but it wasn’t made available for purchase in all regions of the world, including North America. Everyone quickly started wondering to why isn’t Asus trying to capitalize on the North American market and Asus responded by claiming that it wants to add a few more hardware upgrades to the smartphone before it launches it sees a global launch. Well, it seems like the tech giant has changed its mind since ZenFone 3 is now available for purchase in North America
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone but the smartphone industry is very competitive. This is the reason why Asus believed that it needs to upgrade ZenFone 3 Zoom’s hardware power before it can launch on the global market. Now it looks like Asus deemed ZenFone 3 Zoom to be capable of competing on its own and that it doesn’t need any upgrades.
Some might be sad to hear that ZenFone 3 Zoom’s hardware specs aren’t being upgraded, but this isn’t the case since the smartphone is quite impressive already. In addition, not upgrading ZenFone 3 Zoom’s hardware means that its price tag won’t be inflated and it will be priced at the quite affordable sum of $329.
Let’s take a look together at what ZenFone 3 Zoom has to offer in order to make sure that it doesn’t need any hardware upgrades. First off, we’re going to start with the display technology. ZenFone 3 Zoom has been equipped with a 5.5 inch panel which uses AMOLED technology that offers a full HD pixel resolution (1080 x 1920). In addition, the display has also been coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The reason why Asus didn’t think that it was necessary to upgrade ZenFone 3 Zoom’s power in the end is because it is fueled by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 625 CPU. The processor runs at a high speed of 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and it is also coupled with an Adreno 506 graphics processing unit and 4GB RAM.
In terms of storage space, ZenFone 3 Zoom can be acquired in the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal memory variants. Things get even better, the smartphone supports microSD cards up to 256GB. Last but not least, the best thing about ZenFone 3 Zoom is the fact that it uses a large Li-Ion 5,000 mAh battery.