Asus Malaysia launches 128GB ZenFone Zoom in Malaysia for RM 2,099

10:15:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

CES this year went by a breeze without much news about any overkill smartphones but there was the announcement of the Lenovo project tango smartphone that's coming out later this summer. While there was no actual new flagship grade hardware, Asus finally decides to make the ZenFone Zoom which was announced last year available to the masses. The news is already out the the ZenFone Zoom is coming to the US but at a launch earlier today, Asus Malaysia officially announced that the ZenFone Zoom is coming to Malaysia by the end of January 2016.

Asus ZenFone Zoom Key Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch 1080P IPS LCD display
  • Intel Atom Z3590 @ 2.5GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB expandable memory
  • 13MP rear camera with OIS
  • 5MP f2.0 front camera
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • 158.9 x 78.8 x 12mm
  • 185g

In terms of feature set, the ZenFone Zoom is designed to be a camera centric device and that big part of the device is at it's camera which has a 3x optical Zoom. But the ZenFone Zoom itself is an excellent phone given that it is just like the ZenFone 2 except for the extra camera hump on the back.

That extra heft and thickness will give you an impressive 13MP camera with a 10 element camera lens array from Hoya, the afformentioned 3x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, a laser autofocus system, a dual Real Tone flash, and also a handy physical camera shutter button to give you that professional camera photographer look.

The model that is coming to Malaysia is the ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML that comes with an intel processor, 4GB of RAM and a standard 128GB of internal storage that is expandable via the microSD card slot so you can store a ton of your photos. And the priced of the ZenFone Zoom in Malaysia will be at RM 2,099 inclusive of GST. While you won't be getting any fancy USB Type C or Snapdragon 820 on the ZenFone Zoom, it is built upon a pretty solid smartphone (ie the ZenFone 2) and the experience will likely be good since Asus has been keeping the device off market for about a year now. So, the price of the ZenFone Zoom here in Malaysia is at RM 2,099 and will be available in stores in the next two weeks.