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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom hits Malaysia

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Android smartphone launch event, handset available in Malaysia
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
Although it was supposed to launch in the second quarter in the US, the ZenFone 3 Zoom has surfaced in Malaysia with Android Marshmallow on board and powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor. Those interested can get it for around $475 USD.

Asus unveiled the new ZenFone 3 Zoom handset back at CES 2017 and then decided to postpone its US launch. However, while its arrival on North American soil remains scheduled for the second quarter, this handset is now available for purchase in Malaysia.

The model offered for sale both online and in stores by Directd is ZE553KL. Its specs and features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 256 GB, 13 MP front camera, a 12 MP dual-camera setup on the back with 2.3X optical zoom, USB Type-C connectivity, hybrid dual-SIM, non-removable lithium ion 5,000 mAh battery. Sadly, the operating system installed is only Android Marshmallow.

The price of this 5.5-inch handset is RM2,099 RYM - around $474 USD. We expect to see a more powerful variant coming to the US in a few months, but Asus did not say anything about the planned hardware/feature updates.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-22 (Update: 2017-03-22)